Thanks so much to Michelle Slatalla and Gardenista for the nice feature on the winter gardens at Juniper Hill! It was such great fun working with Michelle and her team! You can read the full article by clicking below.
It was great fun working again with writer Tovah Martin and the team at Early Homes Magazine for the article on the winter garden at Juniper Hill Farm that just appeared in their Fall-Winter 2016 issue. The magazine is available on newsstands now or you can access an on-line version below.
On a side street in the small village of West Cornwall, Connecticut is an unassuming little antique shop with no name. If you didn’t know it was there you might drive right by it. The little no-name shop is the base camp for Michael Trapp, antiques dealer, interior and garden designer, and purveyor of all things aged and beautiful.
Mark your calendars now for a weekend of gardening fun in beautiful southern New Hampshire and Vermont. Taking place over the weekend of August 19-21, this event-filled Open Days will include self guided tours of ten noteworthy private gardens, an exciting lineup of speakers and exhibits, and plenty of plant buying opportunities for even the most serious plant geek. Click here for information and full program.
Even with little snow this year, there were still many other interesting things worth capturing on camera and this winter I was particularly captivated by the variety of colors and textures in the bark of trees that are scattered throughout, and around, the garden.Read More
This past weekend, some dear friends visiting the farm gave us a beautiful bouquet of Irises to remind us that Spring was just around the corner. As a matter of fact, it arrives on Sunday and we will be more than ready for it! It has been a mild winter, in comparison to last year, but all winters in New Hampshire are long.
Grasses can extend your gardening season right through the autumn and even into the depths of winter.Read More
Having a red New England barn serve as the background always adds a festive feel to a photo of the winter garden.
It was great working with Tovah Martin on an article on Juniper Hill in the fall issue of Milieu Magazine. On the newsstands this month. Thank you, Milieu!
I can remember the first time I ever saw a "Cobweb Houseleek." I was certain that a spider had been busy at work during the night, constructing its web across the surface of the plant.Read More
If you have a shady location in your garden where the soil is rich and moist, why not use that space to make a dramatic architectural statement with one of the “foliage big boys.”Read More
Sometimes confused with the native Turk's Cap Lily (Lilium superbum), the Tiger Lily (Lilium lancifolium) wasn't introduced to America until the early 19th-century.Read More
If you've ever visited any of the gardens on Mount Desert Island, Maine you've probably noticed the many wonderful Lunaform gardening containers that are so prevalent there.Read More
Gold Flame Honeysuckle might not be the most fragrant honeysuckle on the block, but its bicolored blossoms can sure brighten up a doorway.Read More
Allowing your grass to grow longer in certain areas of the garden can not only provide lots of benefits for insects and wildlife but it can also look good.
The appearance of apple blossoms is one of the surest signs that the gardening season is well underway. Over the past fifteen years we have added several new cultivars of crabapples here at Juniper Hill, which not only flower beautifully in the spring, but also make great all-around trees for the small garden.
I am always amazed at the rapid transition from winter to spring here in New England. One day you’re sitting by the wood stove cloaked in a heavy sweater and the next day the lawn needs mowing. When the buds on the trees begin to burst and the earliest of the spring flowers begin to bloom, there’s no holding them back. I grabbed my camera and took a little stroll around the garden this past weekend, the first one in May, to see what was happening.Read More
I don’t think crocuses or snowdrops would be nearly as beautiful if they were planted in a neatly prepared bed. It is their juxtaposition with the dead and decaying matter of last season that gives them their real power as the harbingers of Spring.Read More
Many thanks to Robin Sweetser and New Hampshire Home Magazine for the wonderful feature article on the gardens here at Juniper Hill in their May-June issue!
Sooner or later, every gardener enters into a bad relationship with a plant. I have my own lists of those that I never seemed to hit it off with. Some of the plants on those lists, I don’t care if I ever see again, others I still pine for, and then there are a few where we're still trying to work things out.Read More