Autumn Garden Delights

Autumn is my favorite time to visit one of my favorite places on Long Island, Old Westbury Gardens. While the garden is beautiful in the spring and summer, I feel like the best of the best is on display as the air gets crisper. Not only can you see the dahlias, roses and other flowers still…

Autumn Dahlias

One of my favorite things about dahlias is their bloom time, they grow in the summer and well into autumn. Tulips and peonies don’t last long, but the beauty of dahlias last a long time. In need of a floral pick me up, I visited my favorite “secret garden,” the Mid Island Dahlia Society’s garden…

Garden Serenity

Sometimes I come across objects while on my garden visits that I photograph just for the fun of it and then when I get home and edit the photos, I fall in love with the random photos. The photo above is one of them. When I came across the bike, I thought it looked cute…

Simply Sunflowers

What better way to end summer and kick off autumn than with a bunch of sunflowers? I love sunflowers, they are my top favorite flower and I can never get enough of them. One of the gardens I frequent, Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY, always has a bunch of sunflowers growing from late summer…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

A visit to Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY isn’t complete these days without a stop at the pool in the camellia greenhouse to get what has become the most Instagramable picture. The camellias in the greenhouse generally grow during the winter and when I took this photo, it was on the end of…

Hello Autumn

Hello autumn, my favorite time of the year! I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures, the leaves changing colors, the beautiful autumn flowers, pumpkins galore, trips to the East End of Long Island to pick fruits and vegetables, garden trips, Halloween decorations and so much more.