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Fairy Festival

Fairy gardens are becoming a popular form of gardening, either planted in some kind of a container or directly in the ground. This growing trend is where gardening and hobby collide, and is introducing the love of plants to a growing number of people. Who participates in these garden-meets-art activities? Adults and children alike enjoy fairy… Read more »

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Caring For Your Flowering Hanging Basket

Flowering hanging baskets have become a symbol of warm weather. Nearly every house in every neighborhood is adorned with overflowing blooms suspended in the air, as surely as there is a mailbox. Time, energy, and money are spent choosing the perfect hanging baskets for your home, so learning to maintain them to keep them looking… Read more »

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Kids Garden Activity: Fairy Doors

Legend has it, Fairy Doors are magical gateways to the fairy world. If you spot one, you are special! But don’t bother trying to open it, because only fairies can do so. We find fairy doors (and fairies), more than just ‘magical’. They are a growing trend connecting our children not only to a  land… Read more »

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Spring’s ‘Tough Cookie’

If ever there were a pretty little flower that could be considered a ‘tough cookie’ , it would be the pansy. Although these captivating little beauties may look delicate, they are one of the first flowers that can brave our spring gardens in cold New England. Believe it or not, pansies perform best in cool weather months,… Read more »

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Spa Day for Houseplants

Houseplants really work hard in our homes. They help make our surroundings beautiful, clean pollutants out of the air, and keep us connected to living green plants during the months we need them most. They work hard, and they can start to look tired regardless of how hard we try to mimic their ideal growing… Read more »

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What’s Growing On This Week? Take a peek!

Isn’t it great to have an early spring? We’re so excited to have our doors open again, and hope you’ll come on out and see us! Pansies arrive Monday the 14th. NOW is the time to get them planted to keep them short and loaded with blooms. Here are just a few pics of things… Read more »

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Dreaming of Strawberry Shortcakes

A member of one of the facebook plant groups I read regularly, announced with glee “ONLY 5 more months until spring!”. That kind of statement is enough to make this New England gardener throw herself in front of the first snow plow she sees a bit anxious. Keeping myself busy with garden chores that will… Read more »

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Leaves are Falling, But Garden On….

Just because the leaves are falling off the trees and the night time temperatures dip a little low, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy being outside in the garden. Now is a fantastic time to add to your gardens and landscape and take advantage of the end-of-season savings. Here are some gorgeous pics of top quality… Read more »

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Pansies: The Tough Cookies of Spring

If ever there were a pretty little flower that could be considered a ‘tough cookie’ , it would be the pansy. Although these captivating little beauties may look delicate, they are one of the first flowers that can brave our spring time in cold New England. Believe it or not, pansies perform best in cool weather… Read more »