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Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Ah, Saturday morning. It’s a frosty start in mid-November and a perfect time to plant ‘Paperwhite’ bulbs for indoor flowering. And, make a fall and later flowering winter centerpiece.  Planted now, they’ll  bloom in late December and perfume your house, too. Last week I popped into my local garden center and bought ten...

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Winter Farmers Market Cheese Quest

Winter Farmers Market Cheese Quest

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 | 0 comments

I’m at Russells Garden Center in Wayland, MA attending the Winters Farmers Market and posting from there.  I decided part of my winter mental survival kit I would seek out a specialty cheese for my omelette each week. I’ve not been disappointed. I sampled many from different venders. But decided that the Wolf Meadow Farm Cacotta Al Tarufo would...

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Marsala Colors my Day

Marsala Colors my Day

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 | 2 comments

Aren’t these peonies luscious? The burgundy wine pink Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 color pick, is embodied in these peony selections. These yummy visions are from “Peony’s Envy” collection. I can envision them growing in my garden and enlivening my vases. I need such feast for the eyes and soul this freezing Mid-January day. The wind chill factor creates...

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Winter Festival in my Garden

Winter Festival in my Garden

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 | 2 comments

Every year I find magic right in my garden after a snowfall. Saturday’s snow was just the right consistency for creating “snow flowers” that last awhile. A little wet so it lingers and when you shovel, you have to pause. What are “snow flowers” you ask? I learned about this concept in a novel I read years ago. The title and...

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