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Architectural, Sleek and Practical

Often, at our garden center, I speak to customers about the right plant for the right place. Having been in retail for almost three decades, I can say that many times customers are driven by price first and design second. It’s as though customers would...

Remarkable Women

    The end of May, I had an opportunity to listen to and meet some extraordinary women. An event marked on my calendar for months, it was The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) that afforded me an unforgettable experience. It’s not often that I can...

Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

     Willow, the name itself conjures up images of a large weeping tree near a pond reflecting itself. Graceful, pendulous branches almost touching the waters edge, this tree is a failsafe for those seeking a tree that will tolerate wet areas. Capable of gobbling...

Treasures Waiting to be Planted

I have one of the greatest jobs! I love my work and enjoy my industry so much that it really never feels like work. One of the perks for me is that I get to travel all over the country and handpick all the nursery...

Sculpting The Land

This past February, between snowstorms, I had an opportunity to listen to one of the world’s foremost landscape architects. The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx gets powerful speakers and prominent horticultural professionals. This was certainly no disappointment. In the Arthur & Janet Ross...

“Queen Of The Vines”

Gripped within the arms of yet another Polar Vortex, a term I learned from Al Roker on The Today Show, I am now, more than ever, eagerly waiting for spring’s arrival. This particular cold spell even has Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle shivering. A native Jersey boy, I...

Wet Feet
Clients of ours, who have quite an extensive piece of land in Far Hills, New Jersey, have a few tricky sites on their property with regards to landscaping. An appreciation for plants and sound design, the owners have employed us for over a decade to develop and maintain their gardens.
Trees for the Future

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" For those of you who follow my column, I am picking up where I left off last month. During a tribute to Bob Dylan at the 1997 Kennedy Center Honors, Bruce Springsteen spoke of the meaning of this titled article, a...

Ginkolicious

     This past October was a very exciting month for me. There is no denying that my favorite tree is Ginkgo. The obvious answers as to why would be its perseverance over time, remarkable yellow fall color, deeply furrowed bark and its unique fan-like foliage....

Autumn at Wave Hill

Just over the George Washington Bridge and up the Henry Hudson Parkway a few exits is one of the most beautiful public gardens around. Wave Hill has long been a favorite, particularly in the autumn, because of its location. Often I talk about how I...