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I have just returned from a lovely vacation in Paniculata Paradise, a.k.a. Vermont, where Hydrangea paniculata plants are EVERYWHERE! Every variety, every size, every form. Why are they everywhere? Because they are totally hardy up there and they bloom without fail.    The new flowers of panicle...

As I typed the words of the title for this week's email, I shook my head in amazement. Where does the time go? How can Labor Day be this weekend? I guess the signs are all around us. I read the passage of time by...

Do you ever think to yourself "Why am I working so hard on this yard?" My husband worries that I overdo it all the time but I explain to him that I ADORE  Ray Hardman from CT Public Radio took this photo last Tuesday in our...

August can be a lovely month. I was fortunate enough to have a few extra days off over the last weekend and the weather was gorgeous. I spent a bit of time gardening and a lot of time sitting and watching my garden pulse with...

I was working in my garden on Sunday, planting fall veggies and harvesting, when I heard my husband calling me. "Come here!" he said. I walked over to the entrance to our courtyard to find him staring in amazement at the garden. "What is that tall...

Happy last day of July! The summer is rolling along and I am finding myself spending more time than usual just sitting and watching my garden grow. Could it be my reaction to our second heat wave? Or perhaps it is just the Do you have...

What a summer we are having! So many extremes, it sure is keeping us on our toes as gardeners. The heat wave this weekend tested us, that's for sure. Then, blessed relief and LOTS of rain. Again. Do you know what that means? Expect the...

This week the crops in our summer gardens are jumping for joy. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, corn and so many of the food that we grow in our edible gardens are tropicals. They LOVE and NEED the heat. I bet you will Monday's dinner harvested minutes before...

Summer is truly here in all its glory. In my world, we call this time of year "high summer" because the sun is high in the sky. I just got back from a delightful 6 day Staycation. I got into a nice routine of gardening...

Happy July! The arrival of summer means the start of our Summer Hours:   Open Wednesday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4 Closed Monday and Tuesday July 4th-CLOSED   Please make a note of this change. Why have we decided to close on Mondays and Tuesdays in the summer? We are not...