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October 28, 2016
As most of you know, late this summer we moved across town. One of the most difficult things that I had to do was leave behind what we designed and grew from nothing 13 years ago. Over those years, I turned a vacant lot into a lush oasis, filled with perennial walking gardens, blue stone patios,…

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June 3, 2015
Tilly loved hanging out under this peony bush in the backyard. When I take a deep breath and close my eyes I can still hear her and even smell her warm pine shaving scented feathers. Tilly has now been gone for two weeks. I did a lot of crying for the first few days. The…

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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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July 2, 2014
I hadn’t tasted a gooseberry until I was in my late 30’s. I was in my dear friend Viola’s garden when I saw a unique bush growing on the edge of the vegetable bed. There it was with sweet delicate frilly leaves dotted with darling red green orbs. They were ripe. I picked one and…

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April 16, 2014
Even though we had a bit of snow last night, I have been very busy puttering around the yard with spring clean up and getting ready for the photo shoot with the book. My favorite spring flowers are pansies. They are so lovely, especially the ruffled variety in this pansy sphere on my front steps.…

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April 4, 2014
A few weeks ago, the kids and I planted seedlings for the garden. We placed three seeds in each planting hole, hoping that at least one would germinate. We grew terrific seedlings, in fact too many! It was time to thin out the seedlings. Thinned seedlings make a tasty and nutritious snack for the chickens.Read…

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March 12, 2014
Winter has been hanging on this year and despite the fact that spring is less than 10 days away. We still have snow on the ground and are expecting more tonight. During these final winter days, I love to fill my home with fresh blooms. Somehow they get me over the final hump as I…

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