Mini-break: PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2021

Model velociraptor in a display of tropical plants.

Last month I had the opportunity to visit the Philadelphia Flower Show, the oldest, biggest, and arguably best flower show in the United States. This event has been on my gardening bucket list for years, but I'd half convinced myself I'd never go, because there was no way my anxiety wouldn't be triggered spending time… Continue reading Mini-break: PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2021

Day Tripping: Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Strawberries ripening in a barrel in the Lawrence Barkman Vegetable Garden

On our way back from Peony's Envy (see previous post), we stopped to stretch our legs at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris, New Jersey. Dedicated in 1971, the arboretum was a gift from Matilda Frelinghuysen and consists of 127 mixed acres of woodlands, meadows, gardens, and (of course) trees. There is also a Colonial Revival… Continue reading Day Tripping: Frelinghuysen Arboretum