Bare Bones Landscaping Co.

I’m currently looking for a landscape company to design and install our patio garden. While I’d like a low-cost solution, this company looks a little too bare bones for my tastes. Heehee. On the serious side, the owners of the Pond House Cafe in West Hartford have a good sense of humor. This clever Halloween garden…

Garden Doors at the Pond House Café

Whenever I visit family in Connecticut, the Pond House Café in West Hartford tops my list of places to go for delicious food and inspirational seasonal gardens. Per tradition, after a tasty lunch in the Café with my parents, we strolled through the gardens to admire the summer blooms. Notice how doors and windows are…

When Autumn Comes to Town

No other season says change to me more than Autumn. Fall in Connecticut brings crisp cool mornings and comfortable days. The metamorphosis of the green landscape to vibrant shades of orange, red, and yellow and ultimately to browns and grays seems to happen quickly from one day to the next.

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Skeleton – The Pond House Café

Last week I had the pleasure of spending time with family and friends in Connecticut. The fall foliage was in peak bloom and Halloween pumpkins and decorations were prominently displayed in front of homes and businesses. Fall is my favorite time of year to visit New England. Whenever I’m back home, I never miss an opportunity…

Sweet Nostalgia – The Pond House Café

When visiting my family home in Connecticut, the Pond House Café in West Hartford has become a go-to place for my sisters, my mother, and me to enjoy a late afternoon lunch. No matter what is going on in our lives, the nostalgia we feel dining in this cozy Café next to a small pond…