Tag Archives: Strawbery Banke

End of May

Let’s get the weather out of the way – it is cold and rainy. I may never get to put my sweatshirts away. It sucks. One benefit is that the flower blooms last a lot longer than normal. My Clematis … Continue reading

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Ice Skating

One of the items on my bucket list was to go ice skating.  I spent a lot of Sundays skating when I was growing up. I would take the bus to skate on a local pond or I’d go to a … Continue reading

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Fairy Houses on Tour

The 10th annual Fairy House Tour in Portsmouth, NH, was held this past weekend with over 200 hand-crafted fairy houses on tour at Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park, Peirce Island, and the Governor John Langdon House. Over 5,000 children and their parents attended … 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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

As a Master Gardener, green is one of my favorite colors and being green, or environmentally responsible, is something I am proud to take seriously.

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Fairy House Tour 2012

This weekend we went to the 8th Annual Fairy House Tour in Portsmouth, NH, held on the beautiful grounds of Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park and the Governor John Langdon House. Proceeds from the tour are donated to area nonprofit organizations, … Continue reading

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Fairy House Tour

September 15 & 16 Saturday – 9am till 1pm Sunday – 11am till 3pm . Fairy houses are a small delight that can be created in your garden or made and exhibited on a local tour. Portsmouth, NH, sponsors an … Continue reading

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Pocket Garden Tour

The 23rd Annual Pocket Garden Tour featuring Portsmouth’s Historic South End gardens was on Friday, June 22 from 5-8 pm, and Saturday, June 23rd 9 am – 3 pm. The Pocket Garden Tour started as a way to maintain the pocket garden at … Continue reading

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Hampton Beach State Park – NH State Parks

In 2010 and 2011, we camped at the Hampton Beach Campground four times and enjoyed every day there.  We were in a Minnie Winnie in 2010 and a Coleman Travel Trailer in 2011. If you like a good river view … Continue reading

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