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A True Sign of Spring

A True Sign of Spring

While cutting back the old spent foliage of Hellebores, I came across an Aesculus fruit (Horse Chestnut) which had germinated. Most hardy woody plants have a safety mechanism which requires seeds to be moist and chilled for several months. After satisfying this dormancy requirement, they 

The Future of Food

The Future of Food

The Greenwich Community Gardens presents “The Future of Food” –  an evening dedicated to food and agriculture. Learn how regenerative farming can feed the planet, reverse climate change, restore the environment… and be a successful business! A screening of the film “Unbroken Ground” by Patagonia, will 

Fickle March Weather…

Fickle March Weather…

…from one day to the next!

Color from Late Winter Flowers and Bark

Color from Late Winter Flowers and Bark

Pictured: Cornis Sericea: “Arctic Fire” adds interest in Winter with its colorful bark. Plants create interest in the garden in many ways: foliage, flowers, fruit, bark, form, and so on.  Adding new plants to a mature garden sometimes means removing plants that have begun to decline. 

What to do in Winter

What to do in Winter

People often ask me, “what do you do in the winter”? Honestly, in our climate one can normally proceed with garden activities throughout the month of December: invasive plant removals, planting, mulching, cleanup, even lawn installations.  My neighbor installed a sod lawn in January. I 

Fall Happenings at Sleepy Cat Farm

Fall Happenings at Sleepy Cat Farm

It has been a spectacular Fall this year – not so much referring to the Fall color display, but rather the weather being so mild for so long. We finally had our first killing frost on November 10th, almost a month later than the average 

Open Garden Day | September 21, 2017

Open Garden Day | September 21, 2017

Open Garden Day 2017 was a resounding success!

The Fruit Orchard at Sleepy Cat Farm

The Fruit Orchard at Sleepy Cat Farm

Photo: Peach Ice Cream, Plum Sherbet and Raspberry Sorbet, made by SCF owners wife, Seen, a professional chef! Having never had the opportunity to grow my own tree fruit, I was excited to return to Sleepy Cat Farm and learn more about this endeavor. The 

Garden Spotlight: Aster Divaricatus

Garden Spotlight: Aster Divaricatus

Aster Divaricatus, a native Aster, makes a wonderful dry shade woodland ground cover for late summer bloom. It looks wonderful on the paths at Sleepy Cat Farm.

The Perennial Border

The Perennial Border

Hello! If anyone out there is wondering if this is another one of those well meaning blogs that get forgotten about, well… we are back. The reason for the delay here was my continuing battle with Lyme disease. Whether or not Physicians and insurers can