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July 30, 2015
My friend Deb for years now has grown the most beautiful dahlias. Raised beds upon raised beds dance with dahlias, zinnias and among other blooms in her cutting garden. This spring, I was inspired to try dahlias in my garden. It was Longfield Gardens once again that gave me a boost. They generously sent me some dahlia…

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May 12, 2015
Kokedama appeared hundreds of years ago in Japan. The art of kokedama is based on the age old tradition of bonsai. Kokedama or string gardens are often created when groups of these assorted plants are hung together to form a beautiful living arrangement.  These pot-less plants are wrapped in moss and watered by soaking.  They…

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January 14, 2015
I love picking up old frames at antique fairs. I just adored this one. I found it at the Vintage Bazaar and I loved that it was already painted this lovely blue. For a few dollars, it came home with me ready to be transformed into a living piece of art. Creating airplant wall art…

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December 24, 2014
  Miniature cypress trees are so darling. This year, I could not help but create these lovely holiday trees. There is just something about bringing nature indoors. Perfect for the mantle, tabletop or even outdoors, they are so simple for even the non-crafter to make.Read moreDIY: Miniature Cypress Holiday Trees

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December 19, 2014
Last year I shared with you all how to make a holiday chicken wreath. It was a huge hit! This year, HGTV Gardens asked if I would make a wreath in the shape of a horse. I got to work and created this beautiful holiday horse wreath. Once again, it started with chicken wire.Read moreDIY:…

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November 19, 2014
If you know me, you know that I just adore succulents. When I was chatting with my editor at HGTV Gardens, she had a special request. She asked me to make some succulent filled terrariums that could be used place settings for the upcoming holidays. I happily obliged and created these succulent terrarium place settings.Read moreTiny…

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November 12, 2014
As fall days and chilly nights arrive, the bird feeders and suet holders are refilled. They help the birds that stick around during the winter survive in our backyard. The birds adore our feeders and unfortunately so do the squirrels. It was not uncommon for the backyard squirrels to empty out all of our feeders…

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