Jack In The Pulpit

{Surprise} It’s amazing what surprises you’ll see when you’re looking for them! Needing a little break from work, I decided to take a walk down one of our woodland paths. I always expect to find some little treasure, so I keep my eyes open fo...

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Violets Are Blue

After a long hard winter with snowbanks over our heads, it was such a delight to see the snow melt away, and masses of tiny violets begin to unfurl their leaves. I know from experience, that in what seems like a blink of an eye, the violets will be sending up ...

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Nest – a hope for the future

I’ve always loved nests, eggs, & birds! My earliest memories of life in the nest, was on my great grandmother Pearl’s farm. She had lots of trees in her orchard, and she would encourage us to explore & peek at the developing homes among t...

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Garden Center Secrets – 10 Tips for getting the best price at your garden center

My beautiful cottage garden, filled with bargains from my local garden center! One of my favorite things to watch for in the spring, besides my garden coming alive, is… the opening up of local garden centers. I get such joy, when I see the workers pullin...

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Cottage Gardens and Roses

Three months later… From front to back: blue salvia, knockout roses, gaura/chiffon cloud I wanted to share a pictorial update on one of the brand new cottage gardens, that we created this year. This coming Spring, we will also add a front cottage courtya...

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Living Wreath – How to make a living wreath with succulents

As I was browsing around my favorite local garden center, I spied a brand new shipment of BEAUTIFUL succulents that had just arrived! (I try to stop in often so I can jump on any unadvertised sales, and to see what’s new.) Well… as I was taking in ...

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