Before and After Backyard Landscape

Before and After Backyard Landscape

Here is a bit of the before and after of our large summer long backyard landscape project. We are thrilled to say it is 99% finished.  The raised garden vegetable boxes will be completed in the Spring.  I hope that much of the plant material will come back after our... [read more]
College Graduation

College Graduation

This is an over due blog post about our son, Gregory’s graduation from Princeton University.  We couldn’t be more proud of him!!!  The photos will tell the story of a very rainy graduation ceremony… But what you can’t see is the remarkable hard... [read more]
Drought Tolerant Container Planting

Drought Tolerant Container Planting

I have a very small iron urn which sits at the entrance to my courtyard wall.  Because it is shallow, it would dry out very very fast in the summer making it almost impossible to plant anything in it.  The solution…succulents!  They are drought tolerant, and... [read more]
Backyard Landscaping

Backyard Landscaping

It is finally time to finish the last part of our massive landscape transformation here.  We have worked so hard creating garden rooms and landscaping our property, but now are faced with the area including our deck and back slope leading to the pool.  Like everything... [read more]
Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Lately I have been able to find cauliflower in a rainbow of colors. White (of course), green, orange and purple cauliflower have caught my attention.  I LOVE roasted cauliflower.  Simply divide the head of cauliflower into florets, drizzle with olive oil, kosher salt,... [read more]
creative centerpiece

creative centerpiece

when you want to make an impact on how your centerpiece can set a mood for your table, think about lighting.  Here I have the base of my centerpiece illuminated with a special battery operated light.  As the evening grows darker outside, the lighting one uses on the... [read more]