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…

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…

Dahlia Days

Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers, so I’m always searching for new places to photograph them at. I had never been able to find the dahlia garden at Planting Fields so I wasn’t completely sure if it existed. Thanks to the beautiful summer weather we have been having, I figured it was the perfect…

After the Rain

May was a gray and rain-filled month, but the one perk of dodging downpours in capturing the flowers after the rain, like with the camellias at Planting Field Arboretum. In the winter, I visit the camellia greenhouse at Planting Fields when I’m going through flower withdrawal, completely unaware that in the spring there are so…

Blossoms, blossoms and more blossoms

As the blossom season unfortunately comes to an end for cherry and crabapple trees, I wanted to share some early blooming crabapple trees that I caught at Planting Fields Arboretum a few weeks ago. With the light rain and cloudy skies I basically had the garden all to myself to capture the pretty pink and…