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December 7, 2018
Nature

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!  Though a native of...
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November 21, 2018

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 Day; I must still...
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October 7, 2018

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 bit; one leaf at...
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September 24, 2018

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 vegetable produce during the...
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August 27, 2018

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 planted a rose bush...
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July 28, 2018

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 you are a novice...
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June 26, 2018

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 — I know I left...
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May 21, 2018

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 building was pristine, start...
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April 12, 2018

Scattered Shells     There is little In Nature that compares to a walk on the beach. Regardless of what ails you or where you need to be, if you find a patch of sand, sitting next to the sea, step away from your world and enter paradise.     If you happen to...
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March 8, 2018

Nor’easter   I have been battling a cold, grateful it is not the flu; but last night I took two Cold-Tylenol’s; normally I am a pretty light sleeper, but when the fan went off and the alarm began to sound, I refused to open my eyes. It was 3:30 in the morning, and we...
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