Category / Gardening

July 10, 2011
Some of my herbs were starting to flower.  When this occurs, I harvest when the flowering bud is still closed.  By doing this, the flavor and potency of the herb is preserved. Harvesting and drying herbs is easy and a very rewarding process.Read moreHarvesting and Drying Herbs

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July 7, 2011
I have been looking for beautiful ways for the past year on how to “blend” my composting bin into the garden setting without it looking like an ugly eyesore.  I think the UK is much more ahead of us, with their thinking and I have discovered these gorgeous composting bins designed to look like beehives.  I…

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July 4, 2011
Scenes from the parade on Main St, Cotuit Children decorated their bikes and wagons. Betsy Ross Antique cars paraded patriotically one by one. Children threw candy from classic cars. A local artist captures the scene. Hydrangeas and roses quietly watched as people passed by all on the 4th of July. Sunshine was not happy that we…

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July 3, 2011
  Nasturtiums are wonderful, easy to grow annuals that your chickens will love.  Officially known to those in science to be in the family of Tropaeolum, this entire plant is edible, even the beautiful golden yellow, burnt orange and blazing red blossoms.  The plant has a slightly peppery taste as it is a relative to watercress. …

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June 25, 2011
The warmth of summer is upon the gardens of Tilly’s Nest.  It seems as though we have had a late start this year as compared to last.  The coral bells greet you at the gate as you begin to enter the gardens. Early hydrangea blossoms begin to bloom and are dotted amongst the gardens.  Our…

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June 7, 2011
    Summer is almost upon us.  My daughter and I today took a trip to the local garden center to purchase more herbs for our herb garden and our chickens.  This year, we have decided to place the herb garden in the mulched beds around and near the chicken coop. We thought it was…

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May 19, 2011
I have been very involved in creating and developing an organic schoolyard garden at my son’s elementary school.  This is the first of it’s kind in our town and we have been working steadily, seeing our visions come to fruition.  In mid April, we built 30 raised child sized planting beds.  Slowly, we have been…

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May 18, 2011
  My poor girls, they are so sick of the rain!  I do have to say I am too!  We have had almost 7 straight days now and I just had to get outside.  So, with dinner cooking and camera in tow, I went to take some photos of the beauty after the rain.  Can…

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May 4, 2011
A Rare Glimpse I had been trying all weekend to capture a picture of the Carolina Wren’s eggs that they have built in the nest of my window box.  This is the third year that they have returned to the same window box on our deck!  Last year, we were deeply saddened to find out that…

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April 30, 2011
Catching a glimpse It’s not only the girls at Tilly’s Nest that are having babies.  We’ve had a few house finches busy in our topiary by our garage.  Today I peered in and this is what I saw; three light blue eggs with brown speckles.  I was so touched by the nest’s tranquil beauty.  Today, I am…

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