Green Acre

Green Acre #175: ‘Tis the Season to Be Glittery

The mantelpiece gets the full treatment: a boa of peacock and ostrich feathers, with birds and butterflies, all faux of course, illuminated by tea lights. / Photo by Stephanie Cavanaugh. The banister in the front hallway simply cannot be ignored. Glitter birds chatter on their way up the stairs, gripping the fresh greens discarded by [...]

December 4, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #174: Inside the Great Outdoors

When you can’t garden, you can dream, with the help of Linda O’Keeffe’s new book.

November 13, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #173: Bulbs-a-poppin’

A little planting and a lotta lifting will ensure next year’s floral bounty.

November 6, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #172: Avocados on Demand

Get them delivered (in NYC) or grow your own.

October 30, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #171: Out of One, Many

Fancy floral arrangements hold creative possibilities.

October 23, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #170: The Subject Is Ginger (Not Rogers)

There’s a lot to be said for this root. About 800 words’ worth.

October 16, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #169: Green With Envy

A field guide to luck and four-leaf clovers.

October 9, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #168: All Hail Kale!

In the garden, it’s time to talk of cabbages and things.

October 2, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #167: Raccoon 10, The Prince 0

This pond ain’t big enough for both of us!

September 25, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #166: A Park for All Reasons

Free yoga classes, good food, a winery and immaculate waterfront are just four reasons to head to Yards Park.

September 18, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #165: In a Garden Gladly

Harvey Ladew’s creation is worth a trip from most anywhere.

September 11, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #164: A Case of Entrapment

Mice are a problem only if you think they are.

September 4, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #163: The Truth About Food

Bananas come from . . . banana trees!? Who knew?

August 28, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #162: Paradise Revived

A reporter helped a horticulturalist restore Hawaii’s tropical treasures.

August 21, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #161: Gardens Are for Pasta Salad

When it’s hotter than hot, break out the basil.

August 14, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #160: More Fishy Business

Ponds are lovely. Just ignore the milk crate.

August 7, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #159: A Tale of Two Hydrangeas

Why is Margot sad while Phyllis thrives?

July 31, 2019

Read More

Green Acre #158: Crape Myrtles, the ‘Shoulda’ Tree

When in doubt, plant one. Or two.

July 24, 2019

Read More