gardening

Gardening
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Gardening

Spring comes and we can finally crawl out of the studio and head into the gardens and yards around us. Here in Vermont, it takes a long while for the snow to melt but it always does, revealing green lawns and gardens sprinkled with first colors.  For Northern Vermonters, we rarely see a crocus here…

Three Cosmos

Three Cosmos

The first time I planted a vegetable garden, I couldn’t resist adding flowers for cutting. I knew nothing about growing flowers but was enthusiastic about having bouquets of cut flowers all season long to decorate my home. I saw a photo of Cosmos and added it to my seed list. Although started indoors months in…

Ants and Peonies

Ants and Peonies

Peonies and Ants have a long standing relationship. I have no idea how it started or how deep their love goes, but rarely are a Peonies’ buds without their partner, the ant.   Some say that the Peony bud can’t open without the ant. Others say that isn’t true. All sorts of theories exist for…

Summer Clothing

Summer Clothing

These are my summer feet. These are my very happy, contented summer feet. Oh sure, I still wear a skirt in the summer, I dodge in and out of the house, in and out of the garden and filthy feet means I have had a great day doing things I love. It means I have…