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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 »

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Don’t Get Caught With Your ‘Plants’ Down!

There are two ways to do things…there’s the right way, and then there’s my way. The right way is to have the proper tools and necessary objects ready for the task at hand. Then, there’s my way. A little…how shall we say? Macgyver-ish? Using duct tape and a paper clip, the job gets done using… Read more »

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Thinking Outside The Pot

Time to think container gardening. Nothing new there, right? Plants, pot, color, done. Yeah, so I thought too. But my mind changed last spring. I had the pleasure to attend the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y., it was an outdoor festival of extraordinary events. Chic vendors; handmade, antique, trendy, classic, you name it. Best… Read more »