Friday, May 17, 2013



Don't forget the fun this weekend at Baltimore Woods. They are hosting a plant sale. So, in addition to finding our plants at the Syracuse Regional Market, you can find a large selection of our plants at Baltimore Woods.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hello everyone!

I hope this fabulous weather has kept you as busy as it has kept us. We are open, but watering, transplanting, and deliveries have us spread a little thin this season. So, please give us a call before you come out. We can usually be reached at 481-3168. We're almost always home, but I don't want to disappoint anyone.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


I look out across the lawn at the carpet of snow covering everything and spring seems a long way away. Remember when the trees had leaves and the gardens were in flower? Well, the greenhouses are filling up and plants are growing. At this time of year, the outdoor temperature doesn't matter. If the sun comes out, the greenhouse is a balmy 80 degrees F. Spring is here and soon it will be everywhere. Snow is melting and before long the trees will be budding, bulbs blooming. Our world will burst into color again and our flowers will be ready.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Here is a peek at what we're selling this winter on

Saturday, November 10, 2012

All in a winter's work....

Hello Everyone!

Now that the weather has turned frosty, people always ask, "What do you do in the winter?" Well, usually I have to give the boring answer that there is a mountain of paperwork awaiting me and maintenance work that needs to be caught up. This year, we are doing something a bit more fun. Sure, we're still doing that other stuff, but we also set up an account with Etsy. We are beginning to sell some of the things we've collected over the years. It really has been a lot of fun. The name we chose for our little shop is Living From The Past and you can see our Etsy page at livingfromthepast on Etsy 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Thank you!

This is just a quick note to thank everyone who visited our nursery this Spring. We really appreciate your taking the time to visit us.

Of course, we are still open by appointment. So, give us a call and come on over. Our number is 315-668-2903. If we don't answer, don't fret, we're not often near the phone, leave us a message and we'll get right back to you.

Otherwise, we'll see you at the Syracuse Regional Market!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Large spires of richly colored flowers adorn the lupines in my garden at the end of June. Long lasting and showy, this is one of the most popular perennials that I grow. Lupines have deep taproots and are very drought tolerant. This also means the plants do not appreciate when their roots are disturbed, so a little care should be taken when transplanting. Do not dig up a mature plant, transplant a potted plant or seedling. Some varieties are native to America, although many are not. Gardeners have been cultivating species of lupine since Roman times. This is a plant that has been popular for over two thousand years.

Lupine 'Russel Hybrid' has been enjoyed by gardeners for about 75 years. The three foot tall spires of flowers are exceptionally dramatic in the garden. Where less height is needed, the variety Lupine 'Gallery' is a dwarf only reaching 18-24" tall. This is a perfect plant for smaller gardens.

I remember being in college and my wildflower class planted hundreds of Lupine perennis in a field near Albany. We did this because it is the primary food source of the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly. Lupines are an excellent food source for butterflies.