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Gardens — antidotes to the news

Gardens — antidotes to the news

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 | 1 comment

The garden is always there. You break your arm–struggle to keep up with work.  But the garden is always there.   The headlines here still speak of the Boston Marathon bombings, a broken Congress, terrible hurricanes in the Midwest, floods, and general mayhem. Those thoughts whirling in my head–I realized I needed to take time to be...

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Leaf Musings and Foliage Combinations

Leaf Musings and Foliage Combinations

Posted on May 18, 2013 | 1 comment

                            I think a lot about leaves.  Even if I wasn’t a landscape designer, I would still think a lot about leaves. Guess that makes me a leaf lover!  This spring, I enjoyed the progressing tapestry of new leaves in the woodland just outside my window. I really...

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Flowers Solace a Heavy Heart

Flowers Solace a Heavy Heart

Posted on Apr 20, 2013 | 6 comments

All week I’ve been heartsick.  The April 15th Boston Marathon Bombings and the subsequent Lock-down of Metropolitan Boston yesterday have been a distraction to say the least.  Last Monday felt like a truly spring day –night temps were above freezing and days without the need for a heavy coat, hat and scarf.  Trees and shrubs budding, spring bulbs...

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It’s Here….(joyful sigh)…Spring’s Arrived

It’s Here….(joyful sigh)…Spring’s Arrived

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 | 1 comment

It’s here. I noticed it yesterday. After weeks of an extended dreary winter, yesterday I knew that spring had finally arrived in New England. For one thing–its been warmer. 50 something yesterday–I scuttled from car to appointments without a coat. And yesterday morning, I was appalled at the windows–they need...

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