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Blooming Dragon Fruit

Blooming Dragon Fruit

Recently, here at Sleepy Cat we were treated to our dragon fruit blooming in our smaller greenhouse. Also known as pitataya, a tropical Epiphytic cactus of the genus Hylocereus produces a beautiful flower and interesting fruit.  The flower is only in full bloom at night 

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

While strolling the woodland paths of Sleepy Cat Farm, it is apparent to me now the importance of creating an understory layer to further enhance the experience of the garden.

Magnolia Ashei Tree in Bloom

Magnolia Ashei Tree in Bloom

Sorry to put up two woody plant posts in a row, but our Magnolia tree is too pretty to pass up! Ashe magnolia is a small understory tree with the largest leaves and flowers of any North American tree. This Southern native has sweetly scented, thick 

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 

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.