My Garden Journal

by Judith Irven

Welcome to my garden journal, with a potpourri of ideas and inspirations for gardeners everywhere.

I write about topics that interest me personally, both as a dirt-under-the-fingernails gardener and as a practicing landscape designer, including:

– The wider landscape as it inspires my designs,

– Profiles of plants that thrive in my Vermont garden,

– Techniques for growing food and cooking from the garden,

– The magic of the ever-changing seasons of our New England gardens,

– Inspirations gleaned from visiting great gardens, both public and private.

From Classic to Whimsey

The art of decorating our outdoor spaces.

The light at the end of the tunnel

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland

A Garden for all Seasons

A gardener’s dream–to have a garden that is beautiful in every month of the year

Native Plants for our Gardens:

Two magnificent new books describe the best native plants for use in the garden and how to grow them

A Sense of Place and a Sense of Time

Creating a North Country Garden that belongs in its world

Welcome Spring

A parade of beautiful flowers to celebrate spring in the garden

Growing healthy futures

A delightful morning in the greenhouse at Middlebury’s Parent Child Center

Art in the Garden

Magical glass sculptures by renowned artist, Dale Chihuly, light up the Denver Botanic Gardens in autumn.