A Lush Hudson Garden That Blooms Year-Round
“I wanted some green, needed some green in my life.” Living in a loft in SoHo in the late 90s, Sarah Sterling, a seasoned photographer, was looking for a reasonably priced summer property when she found a small building on the main street in Hudson, NY with an upstairs apartment and a bottom store front that could be rented out.
A few years later, she was living in Hudson full time. “I bought a 200 year old wreck of house with a great yard,” she says. “When I moved in, there were just a few plants left by the previous owners. I brought with me some amaryllises, a big cactus, and a potted palm tree. That was the extent of my gardening knowledge.”
The yard became her focus and passion, and with the help of a professional gardening friend, they transformed the space into a lush, year-round, natural utopia, introducing new plants to transition through the seasons: bulbs and peonies for spring, tropical and native plants for summer, and sunflowers and dahlias for fall.