Shiitake Mushrooms - sure, the initial set up is time consuming, but get yourself good thick sized hardwood logs for many years of fruiting!Read More
There is a simple earthy pleasure to reaping your garden's bounty in the summer. It's nice to see tomatoes get red, the smell of fresh basil leaves always makes me hungry, and seeing cucumbers and zucchini hanging off the vine is always a pleasant surprise.
We attended the 54th Annual Symposium held by the American Boxwood Society in May 2014. If you are a boxwood geek - like we are, it was a perfect mix of interesting, educational and enjoyable! Here is a photo of Ty Tan and John W. Boyd III, the president of the American Boxwood Society. They are observing adult Boxwood Leafminers that infested this section of boxwoods in Gail Gee's beautiful garden. Learning how to protect boxwood against Boxwood leafminer (Diptera, a fly) and the daunting fungal pathogen called Boxwood Blight (Cylindrocladium buxicola) is essential to a maintenance program for boxwoods. Indeed, Boxwood Blight is such a serious problem that the discussion around the world is: should we stop using boxwood to design great gardens?
Rosella Coffee Shop in the Lower East Side wanted to offer their clients something to enjoy whilst sipping their Flat White - a fuzzy, ferny, lush, tropical green wall. A very unique and unexpected element you wouldn't find at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts! It was a popular new resident in the neighborhood, with people walking in to visit it like it was the favorite neighborhood dog.