An Autumn Day at Planting Fields Arboretum

A few days ago, I spent a quiet weekday morning at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY and I practically had the whole place to myself. Autumn is my preferred time to visit my favorite garden spots because you still get the flowers in bloom with the backdrop of the leaves starting to change….

September Blooms

I love that where I live, dahlias tend to bloom late in the summer which means they stick around well into autumn. While the other flowers start to fade, dahlias — which are one of my favorite flowers — are still going strong. When I’m in need of a floral pick me up, I always…

Sunflower Fields Forever

Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower, so two weeks ago when I headed out to the North Fork of Long Island to find as many sunflower spots as I could, it was quite possibly the best road trip I’ve ever taken! The sunflowers bloomed earlier this year than in the past, probably thanks to all…

Sunday in Central Park

Despite living a 45 minute train ride away from Manhattan my whole life and going so many times throughout the year, I had never been to Central Park! Last Sunday, after having a fantastic brunch at Calle Ocho in the Excelsior Hotel, which is down the block from the park, my friend and I took…

Springtime at Clark Botanic Garden

This time of year is so pretty, when after a long winter, everything starts to bloom. It’s crazy what a difference a week makes. Last week I visited one of my favorite spots, Clark Botanic Garden, and the magnolias were just starting to open up and this week, the magnolias are bursting open, the cherry…

Signs of Spring

It seems that spring has finally decided to make an appearance at the gardens! I’m still waiting on the cherry blossoms to make their debut, but at least some flowers and plants are starting to appear. I was having a hectic day at work the other day and was in desperate need to just take…