Author Archives: NewEnglandGardenAndThread

About NewEnglandGardenAndThread

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

August

Isaias came plowing through New England last week. We were without power for 9 hours but many others were out much longer. It took me several hours to pick up all the downed branches, but I didn’t have to worry … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Last Friday, a friend and I visited Coppal House Farm’s Sunflower Festival about 11 miles away. It was a very warm morning when we parked our cars in the lot, but there was already quite a crowd of various ages … Continue reading

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Social media

As we enter the sixth month of living history here, it’s hard to avoid all the elephants in the room although I do give it my best shot. I find myself watching less news, avoiding anyone who wants to talk … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

This is so exciting – I have doors, and they’re potties. 🙂 Besides handsome wooden shoe forms to differentiate them, they also have gardening forks for ‘m’en and ‘w’omen. How cool is that? Last Friday, my friend Sue and I … Continue reading

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Can’t pick just one

I tried to pick one adjective to describe this Monday but couldn’t do it because it’s just plain over the top hot today for New Hampshire. It’s going to hit an actual 96°F with a real feel of 106°F. I’m … Continue reading

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Heat Advisory

It’s been hot for a couple of days with actual temps in the 90’s and real feel over 100. After doing my outside chores and picking raspberries first thing, I may be sticking inside with the A/C, but the flowers, … Continue reading

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The beat goes on

Another Monday has rolled around, and I’m grateful to be here. Being a senior in this pandemic means one day tends to slip into another when there are no events on the calendar. It’s still strange looking at a blank … Continue reading

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Blinking cursor

If you blog, the blinking cursor is a reminder that trying to come up with something to write about during this pandemic is a real challenge. It’s a taunt. Hey, lady, can you come up with some words so I … Continue reading

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Captivating

I wish. 🙂 I not only would like a snappy title but wish I could start this post with recounting some really exciting or at least fun event from last week – nope. Everything is open here and the tourists … Continue reading

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Having a heat wave

High temps, humidity and no rain since, well, I can’t remember. It’s hot and dry here with watering restrictions starting to pop up in various areas. The Asiatic Lilies are starting to bloom. Pretty aren’t they? Gardening in this heat … Continue reading

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