Category Archives: Flower Gardening

Where have they gone?

I thought I’d planned well. For many years, I have had a lot of the suggested perennials for a successful butterfly garden, and we do not spray anywhere on the property. Purple Coneflowers, Yellow Coreopsis, Orange Blanket Flowers, Phlox in … Continue reading

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How the garden goes and grows

This has been a challenging gardening season from the very start with extreme temperatures and rain fall all over the charts. Evening temperatures are supposed to get down in the 40’s several nights this week. How do you think the … Continue reading

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Daylilies

I’m guessing I just hit one of two buttons with you because it seems like gardeners either love daylilies or can happily live without them. Since we have cottage gardens here on the farm, I enjoy the riotous color everywhere. … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

It has been about two weeks since the last of the snow melted, and I finished raking the leaves off the beds last week. Life is slowly coming back to the gardens in New Hampshire resulting in happy gardeners with … Continue reading

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Master Gardener Spring Conference

Saturday was the Spring Conference for New Hampshire Master Gardeners. It was about an hour drive with three of the very best local gardeners I know. Wow – I was psyched up before I even arrived The Keynote speaker was … Continue reading

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No Impatiens this summer? Really?

Portland Herald WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013 Maine Gardener: Impatiens lovers in for a sorry summer By TOM ATWELL A new pest is likely to force impatiens out of the landscape in Maine — and probably in all gardens east of … Continue reading

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Yankee gardening

I’m a Yankee by birth and a Yankee at heart – I was born in New England, and I repurpose, recycle and reuse in preference to buying new. So, this spring I decided to see if I could keep my … Continue reading

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Traveling – Monticello

In April 2011, we traveled with our granddaughter to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Thomas Jefferson’s home was a sight to behold including inventions that were created way before their time such as a dumb-waiter to bring up the right bottle of … Continue reading

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