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May 24, 2016
I adore peonies. I have loved them since I was a little girl. There is something magical about their fragrant, deep intoxicating blooms and the way that they announce the beginning of summer here in the Northeast. It’s been unseasonable cool here. Spring is taking forever to warm up. We have had a few teasers…

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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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August 8, 2014
As promised, yesterday morning a Bouqs box arrived filled with the bouquet of my choice. I chose Confetti, a gorgeous array of colorful roses. Straight from the volcano. The flowers went through customs. I could not wait to open them up. They had traveled all the way from South America to my doorstep. Hard to…

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February 4, 2014
One of my favorite things to collect are birds nests. Over the years I have collected quite a few. A little while back HGTV asked me to come up with a fun garden-inspired corsage and boutonniere, nests immediately came to mind. I wanted to fill the nest with round blooms that resembled eggs. Ranunculus blossoms…

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August 21, 2013
By the request from HGTV Gardens, they asked me if I could share garden inspired origami. The timing was perfect!  All summer long the kids have been going crazy folding papers into all sorts of wonderful creations. We have all been having so much fun that it seemed like no work at all. I wanted…

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May 29, 2013
We have had so much rain over the past week that I was beginning to believe that we would never see the sun again.  Yet, yesterday it was beautiful, sunny and not a cloud was in the sky.  Despite the rain, spring is my absolute favorite season.  The spring blooms are just making the yard…

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May 15, 2013
Typing is a strange thing.  Sometimes, it seems as though my fingers are faster than my brain.  Do my subconscious thoughts sometimes flow from my fingers as I place the words upon the pages?  I think so.  Sometimes when I begin to type “chi…”, chicken will automatically appear on the page, typed by my hands.…

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