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October 9, 2017
As the weather takes a turn and ushers in cooler temperatures, fall watering needs in the garden change, especially for those of us living in places where we experience four distinct seasons. Fall is a traditionally a time for adding new plantings, sprucing up window boxes, patching or re-seeding the lawn, and maintaining established plantings.…

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October 2, 2017
Fall has arrived at Tilly’s Nest. We never really had a moment to warm up after spring. Cape Cod had a cool and wet summer. We were all waiting for beach weather and it really didn’t show up. This happened a few years ago too. I guess things are cyclical. This past week cooler temperatures…

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October 27, 2015
As you know, I have confessed before that I have a terrible addiction to succulents. I love all types and find myself collecting them during the summer to integrate into the yard, garden, and landscape. Earlier this season, I was sent this amazing teak carving. It looked like a bowl to me, so I decided…

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March 9, 2013
If you too have been trying faithfully to catch a Leprechaun like we have in our household for years, this leprechaun garden might just help you succeed.  We always seem to fail.  They dye out toilets green and they drop their golden chocolate coins, but they never stick around for long.  This year, we crafted…

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March 6, 2013
This week, I decided to share with you a few photos that just make me smile and dream of warmer days ahead.   Fifi, our Black Silkie Bantam When Dolly hatched her own brood of Silkies Morels pop up in unexpected places in the garden. My favorite, Lily of the Valley Roses bloom near my…

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February 13, 2013
This week was a tough one for us New Englanders.  We were hit by a very large blizzard this past Friday.  I have spent much of my time since then helping friends and family to pick up the pieces.  This time around, our family was much more fortunate.  Many are still without power and temperatures…

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July 1, 2011
  We had a very busy week here at Tilly’s Nest.  Most of my days were spent down in the schoolyard organic garden getting our volunteers trained.  This week we harvested beets, mixed greens and Swiss chard!  We also built a compost bin with left over lumber and hardware cloth.  It was great fun. Back…

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