Category: Gardens of Cape May

Heirloom Tulips: The Dutch Touch

Though their stay here was minimal, the aesthetic influences of the Dutch are never more prevalent than in springtime when the city decks itself in an array of tulips honoring those two early explorers, Henry Hudson and Cornelis or Cornelius, depending on the reference source, Mey.

Secret Gardens of Cape May: Among the Stopping Points

Sshhh! I just came back from the Secret Garden Tour. Of course I can’t tell you anything because, duh, it’s a secret. But listen, I’ve been trying to learn a thing or two about Victorian gardening from the Emlen Physick Estate (1879) gardener Hope Gaines. She told me about how the Victorians loved creating stopping points in the garden.

April Showers Bring Cape May Flowers

The month of April blessed southern New Jersey with a good amount of rain. Despite a continuing statewide drought emergency in New Jersey, nature has been kind to Cape May again this year. Abundant blossoms and budding flowers are everywhere! Tulips, which have been a tradition here owing to the legendary origins of Cape May… Read more »