Category Archives: HUDSON VALLEY

Hudson on a Tuesday Afternoon

THE UPSTATE NEW YORK TOWN of Hudson is an extraordinary repository of 19th century residential and commercial architecture. Its main drag, Warren Street, is a mile-long stretch of clapboard and brick buildings — mostly row houses, many with storefronts, but … Continue reading

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Garden Inspiration: Untermyer Park, Yonkers

‘GRANDEUR’ is not a word I pull out very often, but it certainly applies to Untermyer Park in Westchester County. Who knew? I didn’t know, until recently, that there’s a lavish, beautifully designed, meticulously maintained historic garden in Yonkers, on … Continue reading

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The Joy of Troy

ONCE-MIGHTY TROY, N.Y., one of the nation’s wealthiest cities in the glory days of the Industrial Revolution (iron, steel, precision tools, shirts and collars), fell on hard times in the 20th century, but much of its impressive — in fact, … Continue reading

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Structure in the Snow

  THE NORTHEAST WINTER is long for us gardeners, hit with snowstorm after snowstorm when all we want to do is get out there and dig. “The books” advise a season of assessment and planning (preferably with a hot toddy … Continue reading

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Garden Inspiration: Upstate Flower Meadow

OH, THE THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE — or that happen naturally — in “full sun”! Full sun has always proved elusive where I’ve gardened, certainly in Brooklyn backyards but even on woodsy Long Island. Upstate in northern Dutchess County … Continue reading

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Garden Inspiration: Hudson Valley Cottage

HERE’S WHERE I LEARNED WHAT I KNOW about country gardening: a hillside in northern Dutchess County, N.Y. My wasband and I bought the 20-acre property in 2002 and set about to create garden beds on a couple of those acres … Continue reading

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Anything but Snail Mail(boxes)

THESE WHIMSICAL — OK, kitschy — mailboxes were photographed by my wasband (wubby?) in upstate New York. I like to express my individuality indoors, but when it comes to something right out on the road for all passersby to see, … Continue reading

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