I shot the image of this tree in the fog almost ten years ago. Even though it was taken in the early spring, it exemplified the mood I was feeling on this rainy November day before Thanksgiving.Read More
It was great fun collaborating with writer, Roberta Hershon and all the folks at Traditional Home magazine on the fall feature on Juniper Hill, appearing in their October/November issue. For a peek at the article, click on the link below.Read More
If you shoot with a DSLR, or any camera other than a phone or tablet, and normally edit and store your photos on a desktop or laptop, you know what a hassle it can be to then post them to Instagram. Here are a couple of quick, easy--and best of all free--tweaks that you can make to your Chrome or Safari web browser that will make posting directly from your desktop or laptop a breeze.Read More
The light snowfall we had on Tuesday presented an entirely different "winter look" to the red barn, with the Japanese Maples and Dogwood still holding onto their leaves. All of the leaves will soon drop to the ground and, except for the bright red of the barn, this view will appear much more like a black and white image.
Autumn in New England is a special time of year and there is no more beautiful spot to enjoy the glory of the fall foliage than in Mark Hudson's beautiful New Hampshire garden and nursery.Read More
Even before winter is fully upon us, the flower buds of Magnolia x loeberni 'Leonard Messel' offer the promise of Spring.Read More
It got a bit slushy by the frog pool yesterday as the snow began to melt. We don't usually do much fall cleanup of leaves in this area because it is surrounded by so many oaks and maples that continually drop their leaves in the fall. Plus, I like all the color that the leaves provide when strewn over the ground; even now, when they've turned a delicious copper-brown color. In the spring we will drain the pond completely, rake out all of the leaves and give the area a good cleanup in preparation for the new families of amphibians that will take up residence here.
I love these first, early snows when there is still a little plant color around to liven up the scene. The red ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese Maple still has its leaves and even the Tina Sargent crabapples are still hanging onto a few yellow and orange autumn leaves.
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