New Construction Landscaping in Glenville

Sky View of New Construction Gardens This year we had the honor of being asked to do the design and installation landscaping for a new home built by the construction company Halfmoon Construction. The new home will be net zero for meeting and exceeding the highest energy efficiency standards. Creating a habitat garden [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:28:01-04:00July 19th, 2016|butterfly gardens, garden, Glenville, habitat, native plants, new construction|Comments Off on New Construction Landscaping in Glenville

A Butterfly Garden for the Monastery

Archimandrite Athanasy in the Monastery Gardens   This fall I had the delightful opportunity to design and install a new butterfly garden at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, PA in the yard for Archimandrite Athanasy. Butterfly Garden for St. Anna The monks at the Monastery keep honeybees and sell the [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:28:13-04:00October 3rd, 2015|butterfly garden, butterfly gardens, garden, Native Plants, native plants, wildflower, wildflower gardens|Comments Off on A Butterfly Garden for the Monastery

Organic Surprise at the Healthy Living Garden

This summer, being the landscape designer for the gardens at the Saratoga Springs Healthy Living Market has been full of lots of colorful and joyful surprises. Developing Saratoga Spring's first urban shopping mall parking lot Monarch Butterfly Waystation was a delightful adventure to be a part of, and more lovely experiences continue to unfold as [...]

By |2014-11-25T15:06:08-05:00November 24th, 2014|Butterfly, butterfly gardens, garden, habitat, Healthy Living, Landscape designer, Monarch butterflies, Monarch butterfly habitat, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY|Comments Off on Organic Surprise at the Healthy Living Garden

Planting a Butterfly Garden with the Homeschool Group

This week, to coincide with the first snowfall I had the delightful privilege of planting a butterfly garden with a homeschool group. The children in this homeschool group happen to be the progeny of my best friend from childhood, so this butterfly garden planting adventure was extra special for me. A few weeks before we [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:28:35-04:00November 19th, 2014|Butterfly, butterfly garden, butterfly gardens, compost, garden, gardening, Go Green News, habitat, home, Native Plants, organic gardening, Organic gardening methods, organic soil, soil|Comments Off on Planting a Butterfly Garden with the Homeschool Group

Breeding Success in the Monarch Waystation at Healthy Living

Imagine my delight to see a Monarch caterpillar at the Saratoga Springs Healthy Living Market's certified Monarch Waystation during a visit this week! When I initially wrote about the Monarch waystation project, I mentioned I didn't expect to even see butterflies this year; I definitely didn't think we'd see Monarch breeding success in the waystation [...]

Second Year in the Glenville Butterfly Garden

Last year in May I was called to design a new butterfly garden in Glenville, NY, using exclusively NY native plants. This photo was taken the spring of the second year in the Glenville butterfly garden, this May, as it was just starting to develop for the season. And the second photo is the view [...]