Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ pokes its head up through the hostas.
We have several Japanese Maples scattered throughout the garden but my favorite has to be Acer palmatum ‘Watnong’ because of the many beautiful color changes it goes through during the course of the season.
The Robinson crabapples are strutting their stuff at the east entrance to the garden. The line of four crabapples separate the entry path and the wildflower meadow to the left.
Every once in awhile you need to put your feet up and take a break from the garden and the pesky black flies that are so prevalent during this month of May. However, there's a real ying and yang to spring. Even though the flies are atrocious, while sitting here on the screened porch enjoying a cup of tea, the nearby lilacs are filling the entire space with a heavenly perfume. Ahh...Spring!
With its beautiful purple flowers and hairy flower stems, Pulsatilla vulgaris is one of my favorite springtime flowers. Equally attractive are the plume-like seed heads that follow the flower.
Ever pushing upward toward the sun, the young shoots of Hosta x 'Patriot' emerge from the cool earth in early May.
I'm not sure which Daffodil this is as it came with the farm. However, whichever variety it is, it's a beautiful one with its delicate, almost pure white, petals.
The gardens that give me the most pleasure are those that show a few battle scars of time.Read More
It's always a sign of good things to come when I see Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) poking through the leaf litter.
Lots of fuzzy green growth on the trees means that Spring has finally arrived in New Hampshire.
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is always the first tree to flower for us here at Juniper Hill.Read More
It was a long hard winter and, for many of the birds and smaller mammals the best place to be was as close to the bird feeders as possible.Read More
It was so much fun collaborating once again with Andi Axman, John Hession, and the team at New Hampshire Home Magazine on their latest issue.Read More
I couldn't resist photographing this mason jar filled with intense yellow daffodils.Read More
If the cold and snowy weather outside is not conducive for spring flowers, you need to buy a bunch and bring them into the studio to photograph.Read More
During those days in February when the sun penetrates more deeply into the woods and our little rivulet is really flowing, I not only enjoy its soothing sound but also love to think about how the melting snow from our small woodland makes a tiny contribution to the great Atlantic.Read More
If you look past the more beastly aspects of a winter ice storm, you'll find great beauty in the landscape and garden.Read More
We already had a fair amount of snow on the ground here at Juniper Hill even before they predicted yesterday's "bomb cyclone." I think just naming the storm a "bomb cyclone" scared a lot of people into thinking that this was going to be something more than just a good ol' fashion noreaster. It wasn't.Read More
It was great fun working with writer Roberta Hershon and the team at Design New England Magazine on the feature on Juniper Hill that just appeared in their January/February issue. The magazine is available on newsstands now or you can check out an on-line version below. Thanks, Design New England!