Author Archives: NewEnglandGardenAndThread

About NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.

15 Days

December is flying by. Are you ready? 15 more days to shop, write, bake, and plan. 🎄 My last project was finishing a panel wall hanging. Who knew I’d be working on it multiple weeks, but it’s done, hanging on … Continue reading

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Knock Knock

Who’s there? Old Man Winter, and I thought I’d bring two storms to start the season off right. 🌨❄️⛄️ It’s cold, we’ve got 13″ of snow on the ground, and it’s still coming down.  No, I’m not going to mention … Continue reading

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Seasons

The Holiday Season is upon us. Family, friends, an amazing variety of food, lights, special decorations, and all the good things associated with the upcoming month. This week we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US. Many will worship, others will … Continue reading

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Here we go again

As we approach the holiday season, political correctness has raised its ugly head again. Our neighboring town, Durham, was the first in the area to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Then, last winter they had issues with the … Continue reading

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Bundle Up

Nightime temperatures in the low teens and snow are in the forecast for this coming week. Old Man Winter is knock, knock, knocking. The last two Knockout Roses (no pun intended) have been pruned and covered with leaves. They have … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods

I’m struggling with not being outdoors. I know – get over it. It was 29°F this morning when I brewed coffee, and Killington Ski Resort in VT opened up this past weekend. 🙂 Our property borders a wooded area so … Continue reading

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Denim

As we head into November, I had an opportunity to spend Saturday at a gardening conference that included touring a nice pollinator garden and hearing about research based information on the benefits of native plants. We also saw some beautiful … Continue reading

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