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The Tuesday View March 21

Just wanted to show why I’m still not posting any spring flower photos. As you can see, it’ll be a while yet. With a nod to Cathy at Words and Herbs, who hosts a weekly meme of photos taken of the same … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Fothergilla

After a mishap destroyed half my Witch-Alder shrub (Fothergilla major) in front of my porch, rather than throw the branches in the brush pile, I thought I’d try to force them into bloom. A marvelous native plant, its honey-scented, bottle-brush 1-3″ … Continue reading

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March Comes In Like a Lion, Goes Out Like a Lamb

“March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.”  ~ Proverb Here in New England during March, we can experience a broad range of weather from raging blizzard, like Tuesday’s storm Stella, to warm days with temperatures reaching … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Hydrangea & Potpourri

Collected in October, these dried hydrangea (H. paniculata) look as fresh as the day I picked them. Arrange and forget, what can be easier? Eventually, they will lose their color and fade once humidity returns in late spring and early summer. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Remembering

Throughout the cold months, while I await Spring’s arrival, I remember past growing seasons via vases of dried plants collected during the summer and on long autumn walks. The brown tones of this hand-thrown pottery vase (another great, free-table find), echo the … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

My little collection of Valentine’s Day cheer – a purple primrose, forced pink hyacinths and the second bloom on the white amaryllis, along with a small fragrant bouquet of clove-scented stock and white carnations, pink spray roses and wax flower. … Continue reading

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