Paeonia 'Doreen' is in full bloom along a fence at Juniper Hill.
A view on a cloudy day from Linda Allard’s garden looking toward the distant Berkshire hills.
Stewartia pseudocamelia against red barn at Juniper Hill.
Cone of Abies koreana ’Hortsmann’s Silberlocke’ at Juniper Hill.
Hollister House, Washington, Connecticut
The rock garden at Bruce Lockhart’s Swift River Farm in Petersham, Massachusetts.
A break in the clouds on a rainy day in Bunny Williams’ garden.
Photo location: The woodland garden at Brush Hill, Barbara Paul Robinson’s garden in Connecticut.
Self-seeding Rudbeckias in the meadow at Juniper Hill.
This sleek and sophisticated lady seems to emerge from the plantings in Gordon and Mary Hayward’s Vermont garden.
I caught the fleeting beauty of this Stewartia pseudocamellia blossom just as it fell from the tree onto the Yew below. Still gorgeous but only for a few more hours. More than anything, a garden is a collection of transitory moments.
Never too bold or garish, the sophisticated Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ is a great choice for lighting up a corner.
The seed heads of Opium Poppies (Papaver somniferum) add just the right blue-green hue to Bill and Eileen Elliott’s floriferous New Hampshire garden.
A few of Vita Sackville-West’s favorite roses enhance the aged and mellow brickwork at Sissinghurst.
Hollister House, Washington, Connecticut.
The horticultural equivalent of fireworks light up a corner of the New Hampshire garden of Eleanor Briggs.
This glass reflecting ball at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, New Hampshire is doing its job!
There is perfume in the air with all the lilies in bloom around the garden. Georgia O’Keefe surely would have loved this one. This is Lilium speciosum rubrum.
Roses and clematis scramble up a wall together in Linda Allard’s Connecticut garden. It’s no surprise that Linda’s garden oozes with style. For many years Linda was the chief designer and creative genius behind Ellen Tracy fashions.
Native Goldenrod is in bloom right now in our area and this stretch lines a trail leading to Crotched Mountain in Greenfield, New Hampshire.
It’s mid August and Rudbeckias and Echinaceas fill the wildflower meadow at Juniper Hill.
Small grassy areas that we allow to grow “wild” with self-seeded plants provide some of the greatest pleasures in the entire garden as they are usually teeming with native insects and birds.
A portal to another world? The weathered-grey door of Eleanor Briggs' root cellar is set within a bank of daylilies and ferns.
A sea of daisies on a misty morning at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
A bowl of succulents in a Guy Wolff “greenhouse” pot catches the September afternoon light at Juniper Hill.
On a rainy day, mist hangs over the hills at Scott Farm in Dummerston, Vermont.
This is not a container option that we have tried before, but we sure like the look of this blue Agave potted up in a more formal urn.
The parterre in the Fuschia Garden at Hidcote.
The Old Meeting House, Francestown, New Hampshire
A glorious time of year to do a little “cross-lots sauntering,” as Thoreau used to say. This is near Greenfield, New Hampshire.
Red Barn on The Water at Sunset, Hancock, New Hampshire
Orange Maple, Hancock, New Hampshire