Petal & Pins

Category: New York

Garden Cameo

We recently swapped our Australian Autumn for a bit of New York Spring. That required hopping on three planes and over 24 hours of travelling time from walking out our front door to reaching our destination!

The antidote to jet lag and such a long journey? Wandering around the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

This ‘cameo’ view is in the Cranford Rose Garden which first opened in 1928. It has one of the largest collections in North America, over a thousand kinds of roses are cultivated.

Although we were too early for the roses to be blooming we were there at the perfect time for the Japanese tree peonies and the bluebell wood in all its glory – a beautiful and gentle start to a whirlwind ten days of sightseeing, trade show exhibiting and catching up with friends!

Garden Fairy Found In Montauk

A month ago Lee from Fort Pond Native Plants in Montauk New York contacted me. The garden centre has a shop and gallery and she was interested in my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe!

So I am excited to tell you that they now stock a range of my notecard sets and individual cards.

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

Being half a world away I have had to be content with only looking at photos of their wonderful nursery but I instantly knew if I lived locally I would be a frequent visitor.

Fort Pond Native Plants 26 South Embassy St Montauk, New York

Fort Pond Native Plants 26 South Embassy St Montauk, New York

tulip bulbs at Fort Pond Native Plants

tulip bulbs at Fort Pond Native Plants

Beautiful plants, interesting garden themed gifts and books, landscaping services, classes…oh and some cute resident dogs!

Fort Pond Native Plants furry friends

Perhaps Montauk New York is your neighbourhood or close enough to visit – I’d love to hear if it is and I hope you’ll be tempted to buy some of my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe cards from Fort Pond Native Plants.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

The cards are blank inside for your own message, greeting or using for invitations. And they look great framed too!

Collection Sets (5 notecards + envelopes) include –

Verde, Haute Couture, boho, Passion and Garden Party.

‘Ode to Chanel’  is a trio of cards.


If you can’t get to Montauk you can visit my Petal & Pins etsy store.

Wholesale enquiries welcome.


Fort Pond Native Plants images used with their permission – thank you Lee!

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