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August 9, 2013
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow ~Audrey Hepburn It’s been a very strange growing year on Cape Cod. We had a chilly spring. June brought us copious amounts of rain and the warmer summer temperatures did not really arrive until July. The garden has been confused. We seem to be harvesting later…

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June 26, 2013
This week, I made some simple outdoor lanterns for the Fourth of July holiday this week over HGTV Gardens. Click here for the instructions. The kids helped with this project and we had a blast.  They even want to take these lanterns when we go watch the fireworks this year.  I thought that was a…

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June 12, 2013
It’s hard to believe that Father’s Day is next weekend.  My husband is one of those people that it is impossible to shop for and the kids and I always rack our brains to find something that is perfect for him each year.  In our household, we always love to give at least one homemade…

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May 22, 2013
I thought I’d share some techniques to prevent pests from eating your freshly planted gardens. There are super plants that can help to keep garden pests at bay and attract beneficial insects.  This cuts down on the use of fertilizers and other chemicals that we do not wish to use in our gardens.  After all,…

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May 6, 2013
I have been spending most of my time outdoors these past few weeks getting the yard in shape.  I have mulched, planted the vegetable garden, and have been busy with the beehives.  The chicken coop got an inspection and will need some reinforcements of the latches and some dabs of paint here are there.  But…

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February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day A great Valentine’s Day gift to share with those you love is a lovely sugar scrub inspired from my new loves-the honeybees.  It is wonderful for those whose skin could use a little TLC during these cold weathered months.  I happen to make and use this one year round.  For the simple…

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December 12, 2012
In the late fall as soon as the weather chills and temperatures drop but just before the ground freezes it is time to plant bulbs that will grow in the spring.  Planting garlic and flowering bulbs is a fantastic way to see early blooms in your garden. They also provide pollen and nectar sources for…

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August 10, 2012
As August first arrives on Cape Cod, many gardeners begin to think about planting cold weather crops.  Due to the insulating effect of the Atlantic Ocean, we usually do not see a good frost until November.   This means that we can grow one last set of crops before winter arrives.Read more

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June 16, 2012
Gardening can be intimidating.  Every single gardener makes mistakes whether we are novices or experts.  We are plagued by insects, plants that sometimes fail to succeed and spring bulbs that never seem to bloom despite beautiful foliage.  Often we are left to troubleshoot things on our own.  We know that next year there will be…

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