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February 27, 2013
Over the past few weeks, we have had some major doses of snow and wintry weather in the Northeast.  Feeling frustrated, I went to Trader Joes’ and picked up some spring blooms. I also trimmed some budding Forsythia branches from a bush in my yard to create this cheery spring bouquet.  Spring flowers always brighten my day,…

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February 20, 2013
Yesterday, HGTV Gardens launched their brand new website. I am thrilled to continue blogging for them on a regular basis and look forward to meeting new friends through their very hands-on audience involved website.  You have to take a peek and sign-up! Read moreA Zen Terrarium

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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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April 13, 2012
Two years ago, I was enlisted as the Project Coordinator for a new school yard garden project.  It was the first of its kind on school property and was started on a shoestring budget.  One way that we kept cost down was to build our own raised beds.  After scouring various gardening magazines and internet sites, I…

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