I’m glad to join these forums because I have found Margaret’s blog to be one of the best – such a great feeling to this site. I just thought I’d participate in Margaret’s invite to share our gardens. Below are a couple recent shots of my garden as it is beginning to build some momentum for this year.
We’ve only made this property our home less than three years ago, and it is slowly taking on the form that I have envisioned. The previous owners built the log home by hand on 5.4 acres of rolling farmland and let the forest envelop it over a 25-year period. That’s not a bad thing, mind you, but it has required some old-fashioned hard work to separate the desirable natives from the undesirables and to push the forest back a little. Nevertheless, this garden is (and hopefully always will be) a work in progress.
My goal is to make this a conserved botanical garden and bird sanctuary that will endure long after I’m gone. This process is educating me in a myriad of ways.
So how about you? Show me what spring is bringing you.
best, hyperating (Keith Alexander) Barred Owl Bend
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.