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I love Thanksgiving. It is such an uncomplicated holiday. Gather with loved ones, eat lots of delicious food, and give thanks. As I get older, the gatherings continue to evolve. I was so thrilled when I got married and we bought our home in Middletown...

Well, there is no denying it now. Thanksgiving is a week from Thursday, we have had the deepest and coldest killing frost I have ever seen in the middle of November, the days are short, the nights are long, and the last eight weeks of the...

Welcome November! It's hard to believe that we only have two months left in 2017. The weather is definitely changing and the giant rain and wind storm we had over the weekend has changed the look of our landscapes quite suddenly. Most of the leaves are...

This week we are in transition. The outdoor plants are now on sale, we are reordering our spring blooming bulbs for the last time, we have one variety of organic hardneck seed garlic left, and we are preparing to unpack and begin setting up our...

I am trying to wrap my head around the fact that it really is the middle of October, we just had a mild frost, houseplants are coming in, the last of the peppers are harvested, I am cutting things down...

I am excited to announce that once again we are having our annual Bulbs for Breast Cancer fundraiser this coming weekend. 10% of the proceeds of all bulbs purchased on Saturday and Sunday will be donated to After the Storm, a wonderful, local group that supports breast cancer survivors...

Monday was not an easy day to wake up to. Stunned by the news from Las Vegas, I tried to get my work done- laundry, making sauce from my tomatoes, shopping, designing- but I was in a fog. I found myself constantly wandering outside, staring at...

We are back from four, exciting, long, HOT days at the Durham Fair. It was an amazing experience. Butterflies were born in front of people's eyes. Caterpillars turned to chrysalises as we watched. So many people got to release monarchs in the new butterfly garden...

I just returned from a blessed two week vacation. I started in Vermont and traveled through MA up to the Adirondacks. All along the way, I observed so many beautiful flowers. Vermont and northern New York  Hydrangea paniculata varieties are SO hardy.  state are "The Land of...