Tag Archives: Master Gardener

End of February

I never thought it would arrive, but finally we’ve made it to end of February which means maybe only one more month of winter. The state’s official snowfall record in Concord is 84.3″. We live closer to the seacoast  so I’m … Continue reading

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Native Pollinators

Last week I attended a Master Gardener refresher course including a session on native pollinators with Amy Papineau, Field Specialist, Merrimack County, NH, Extension. European honey bees are a $3B per year business. Hives are moved from state to state … Continue reading

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Spring? Really?

The calendar says it is the first day of spring, but it hasn’t necessarily ‘arrived’ in New England.  We had snow flurries last night and there are more in the forecast. I passed this house the other day on the … Continue reading

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Icy Winter

We cleared snow three times last week and are expecting more today and then again on Friday. In between, it has been cold and windy. Winter in New England is not easing up, and I’m reminded of that when I … Continue reading

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Do I have ‘stupid’ written on my forehead?

I’m just wondering. I remember finishing high school with honors, being first in my class in business school, and graduating college  Summa Cum Laude. I didn’t see it then. I got married,  had a daughter, was a  stay-at-home mom, PTA … Continue reading

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Gardening or blogging

It is that time of year when I have to choose – sit inside and blog about gardening or go outside and actually garden. Real gardening wins every time. We have a small family farm, and we all have our … Continue reading

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Weekend

What kept you busy this past weekend? On Friday, we went with our granddaughter to see Lincoln with tremendous acting performances by Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field and a very talented supporting cast. It was so well done it was … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Trials

This past weekend, the seventh annual Poinsettia Trials Open House was held in conjunction with the Macfarlane Greenhouses, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, and the University of New Hampshire Thompson School. The University of New Hampshire is located in … Continue reading

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Master Gardener

What is my number one hobby? Gardening without a doubt.  Because I continue to want to learn more about this passion, I decided in 2007 to enroll in the Master Gardener Program sponsored by the UNH Cooperative Extension. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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