Author: Kurt Fromherz

We are living in a complicated world. I keep trying to swear off listening or watching the news. I try to maintain balance by either regularly walking in my garden with my cat Buddy, or working in a garden or...

What an absolutely PERFECT Indian Summer week and weekend we have coming up. There has never been a better year to plant in your garden or work on your organic lawn. The soil is saturated. The sun will be shining, the days will be in...

The last weekend of September is upon us, and in our neck of the woods it is known as "Fair Week". I love the fact that the entire town of Durham pitches in to put on this four day event. The schools are even closed...

Despite the warm, humid weather we have been having, we officially welcome the first day of fall on Sunday, September 23rd. To celebrate, we will be OPEN SUNDAYS for the rest of the year from 10-4. This Sunday is VERY special for a few other reasons....

Let me let you in on a little secret. Fall gardens are the best. We have just survived heat waves and monsoons and all kinds of extreme weather patterns. The ground is deeply saturated, a rare occurrence in mid-September compared to years past. The nights are...

It is the time of year for the boss to take a break and I (Diane) am here to write this weeks email. It definitely still is summer, however there are SO MANY new things arriving for fall. We got in one of our huge...

What a month we are having! First it was HOT. Really hot. Then it started raining and just kept on raining. The good news is that I have never seen the ground so saturated and ready for plants in August as it is now. The...

This week, everywhere I went, I saw huge stands of our native summersweet, Clethra alnifolia. What a heady scent this shrub has. It is really easy to grow, a pollinator I spotted this Eastern black swallowtail caterpillar on my fennel plant magnet, and will perfume your yard...

When you think of summer, what flowers come to mind? Top of the list are hydrangeas. This week we are SO psyched to be hosting Lorraine Ballato, CT author and hydrangea expert. Her long awaited workshop Success with Hydrangeas is happening this Saturday morning from...

Is it hot enough for you? This happens every year in July, but for some reason, we all think it's something new. Heat waves happen in the summer in CT and they are good for one thing: they make the tomatoes grow. And eggplants and...