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…

Chasing Sunflowers

Every summer, towards the end of August, my Instagram feed is filled with photos of sunflower fields in the North Fork of Long Island. And every time I would see the photos, I would always say, next year I’m going to go out there and take pictures. Back in July, when the summer was already…

Beach Mornings

When I need to clear my head, the first place I think to go to is the ocean. I’m definitely lucky in that I grew up a few blocks away from the beach so I have the luxury of being near the ocean within a few minutes. While taking an early morning walk on the…

Tulip Tuesday

By now the tulips have faded from the gardens, but I couldn’t resist sharing this photo I took two weeks ago of the last remaining tulips still going strong. Can’t wait for the tulips to return next spring!