Hallelujah -- my boxwood received its annual haircut yesterday. To accomplish this job, I rented a gas-powered hedge-trimmer from the local hardware store. I also rented a professional boxwood-barber, who groomed more than 300 shrubs in just four hours. Wanna see the before-and-after pictures? Here we go: Read more »
I adore boxwood. It's elegant, evergreen, and -- when established -- drought-tolerant. Of course, it's also hideously expensive! But you can have a formal Buxus hedge without breaking the bank. Here's how: Read more »
YESTERDAY, in between writing and cooking assignments, I spent some time working in the Herb Garden, with Lily the Beagle at my side. Would you like to visit us in this tiny but productive potager? Read more »
TODAY, because the sun is shining, because the air is crisp and calm, and because it's the first official day of autumn, I think a little tour of the garden is in order. Mind taking a walk with me? Read more »
HALLELUJAH -- my too-many houseplants came indoors last Friday, in advance of a sudden (and welcome!) cold-front. Would you like to see these autumn beauties up close and personal? Join me on this window garden tour: Read more »
IN EARLY AUGUST, when Geranium 'Roseanne' (above) is in bloom, and the air is perfumed with Budleja and Clethra, I enjoy taking Lily the Beagle for afternoon walks. Would you like to see what we see as we stroll the various gardens here? Join us. Read more »
Kevin is an award-winning food, garden and lifestyle guru who lives in New York's Hudson Valley. His recipes have appeared in dozens of newspapers. He has contributed countless gardening articles to African Violet Magazine, Berkshire Home Style Magazine, and Garden Design Magazine.