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February 13, 2019

Follow Broken Beauty     Can there be beauty in brokenness? I believe there can be and is; and I also believe that beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. When I bought this orchid, the stem was not bent; though a bent stem would not have been...
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January 25, 2019

Follow The Sun Rising in Maine     I love the ocean.  I do not know why I do not feature it more often, on these pages, or why I do not spend more time on the beach.  This is a series of photographs inspired by Christine’s desire to see the...
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December 7, 2018
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Follow Chenille     As winter sweeps through New England, my thoughts are on warmer weather and nature’s vibrance.  Though not exactly a Christmas plant, this beautiful Chenille is certainly dressed for the holiday! I love this plant; and just because it is easy to grow, rather it is that flower! ...
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November 21, 2018

Follow Too Soon for Snow     We are not supposed to be having this type of snow storms or temperatures for Thanksgiving; it is too soon for snow!     Nevertheless, and regardless of how I might feel about the chilly weather, with yes, record breaking cold predicated for Thanksgiving...
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October 7, 2018

Follow Contrasting Color, One Leaf at a Time     Autumn is the last burst of color that New England will be visited by until spring arrives.  The season is cherished for many reasons, not the least of which is the vibrant colors that decorate our world, at least for a...
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September 24, 2018

Follow The Fenway Victory Garden – Boston     “The Fenway Victory Gardens are the only remaining, continuously operating World War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Founded in 1942 by the Roosevelt Administration, it was one of over 20 million victory gardens responsible for nearly half of all the...
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August 27, 2018

Follow A Rose We had planned to plant a rose garden this year, but in doing a bit of research, we concluded the area we had wanted to use for the roses, simply did not get enough sun. Not wanting to entirely give up on the notion of growing roses, we...
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July 28, 2018

Follow Memory Gardening I love plants; my Mother turned me into a gardener, as a child, telling me, as I have already shared on these pages, that playing in the dirt was good for my nerves. I would be lying if I said that I do not buy plants, but if...
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June 26, 2018

Follow The Topiary Garden   This garden in Columbus, Ohio, depicts Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon On the Ile De La Grande Jatte.    I love not only the idea for this unique garden, but also its execution; I hope you find a bit of inspiration, for your own garden —...
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May 21, 2018

Follow Bougainvillea   It is impossible to not have a love hate relationship with bougainvillea; the plant is stunning, but its beauty comes with a thorny price tag.     The first time I truly became aware of bougainvillea was when Lia took me to visit a monastery in Greece. The...
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