Category / Gardening

September 26, 2012
Here at Tilly’s Nest this week we have been graced by the annual visit of Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico for the winter. Every year around this time, they flit from blossom to blossom.  Sometimes, I mistake them for the falling leaves at first, and then I notice that they are infatuated with…

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September 7, 2012
Yesterday, I took a quick trip over the bridge from Cape Cod onto the mainland.  I was on my way to visit my dear friend, Deb.  I was inspired by her this Spring when she set out to start her very own backyard cutting garden from seeds.  Like myself, she spent the winter researching her…

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August 23, 2012
Click here to read my first post about plants that thrive on the coast. I am so very proud to share news with all of your that I am now one of HGTV’s guest bloggers.  I was invited to blog about the unique challenges and joys of coastal gardening.  I am their Coastal Gardener!  I…

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August 22, 2012
One of the favorite things that my kids like to do is pick the vegetables and fruit growing in the gardens.  Even though we had done a thorough harvest a couple days prior, they could not help but want to be involved.  I find that children are more likely to eat things that they have nurtured…

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August 10, 2012
As August first arrives on Cape Cod, many gardeners begin to think about planting cold weather crops.  Due to the insulating effect of the Atlantic Ocean, we usually do not see a good frost until November.   This means that we can grow one last set of crops before winter arrives.Read more

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July 18, 2012
Yesterday, I peered out into the gardens through the kitchen window.  I watched as an assortment of butterflies flit from flower to flower and bush to bush dancing on the light breeze.  I saw a female hummingbird sip nectar from the flowers on the deck.  A daily visitor, she has also been enjoying the red…

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July 8, 2012
Each year I make it a point to plant Nasturtiums, a lovely entirely edible herb, near the chicken coop.  This year, I have had to plant them three times as other little critters beside the chickens have found them to be absolutely delicious.  The chickens love them.  I happen to think that they smell and…

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June 29, 2012
Hydrangea season is upon us and I just love them.  They thrive on Cape Cod and the flowers are abundant.  This year is no different.  The blooms are just gorgeous and help to make a lovely arrangement in minutes.Read more

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June 5, 2012
July 3, 2011 One of my favorite things that my girls enjoy in the summer is the Nasturtiums planted around the run.  They love to pick and peck at the leaves and flowers throughout the day.  The especially love to nibble on them while free-ranging.  These are one of the few things that I plant…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.