I’m Moving! (not far)

I’m Moving! (not far)

What a week! The beginning of the year always feel like the first week coming back from vacation (a little…

Seasonal Container Garden: Whipping Up Some Holiday Containers

Seasonal Container Garden: Whipping Up Some Holiday Containers

After so many years of installing countless commercial and residential holiday containers, I could do it in my sleep. Seriously,…

Forcing Bulbs for the Winter

Forcing Bulbs for the Winter

I am afraid I am probably a little behind for having beautiful blooming bulbs for the holidays — so I…

Cozy Lights for the New Patio

Cozy Lights for the New Patio

It feels so good to have the pergola mostly finished (we still have to stain it but we’ve relented…that just…

The New Pergola (Almost done)

The New Pergola (Almost done)

I had a goal last weekend….I wanted to finish our new pergola in time to  have a BBQ and sit…

Fixing the Patio Path

Fixing the Patio Path

When I built the cobblestone path that would guide you to the (now finished) cobblestone patio, I had a certian…

The Great Shed Garden Makeover

The Great Shed Garden Makeover

Once upon a time, my shed/ chicken coop used to be cute.  But then I messed with it, and then…

A Flowering Tree Wish List

A Flowering Tree Wish List

This time of year is such a treat.  It is so full of beautiful flowering trees and shrubs that it…

Planning for Summer Serenity

Planning for Summer Serenity

Unlike last summer where I sweated out writing a book, this summer I intend to enjoy my garden and coddle…

The Simple Things and Other Spring Reading

The Simple Things and Other Spring Reading

I rarely go to bookstores anymore. I would if it was easier, but they are all at least a 20…

A Winter’s Table Top Garden

A Winter’s Table Top Garden

As the winter drudges on, my patience for a lack of greenery has started to come to a head.  I…

A Winter Herb Garden

A Winter Herb Garden

Is the cold getting to you?  I have to admit I was ok with it until I came home from…

Holiday Decorating Giveaway

Holiday Decorating Giveaway

When the days darken, I start to obsess about lights.  We spent the weekend beginning to decorate and I have…

The Holiday Madness Begins

The Holiday Madness Begins

I’ve been to Lowes five times in the last three days. Isn’t that always how it goes when you are…

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Getting Ready for the Holidays

I’m usually last-minute when it comes to holiday decorating.  But this year, (thanks to an ongoing partnership with Lowes) I…

Fresh Tips for Fall Garden Decor

Fresh Tips for Fall Garden Decor

If there were a nationwide contest for fall holiday decor,  New England would be the outright-no-questions-asked winner.  This part of…

After & Before: Putting the Vegetable Garden To Bed

After & Before: Putting the Vegetable Garden To Bed

I’m going a little backward today.  The primary reason is that this Before and After project is going to be…

How To Create Instant Summer Curb Appeal

How To Create Instant Summer Curb Appeal

The heat of July has hit and the garden’s summer doldrums have begin to set in.  With all the exuberance…

Moles, Voles, Grubs & and Japanese Beetles – An Organic Pest Smackdown

Moles, Voles, Grubs & and Japanese Beetles – An Organic Pest Smackdown

I’ve got troubles and I have to admit I feel a little silly that it has taken me so long…

DIY: Copper Flashing Slug Control

DIY: Copper Flashing Slug Control

I got an early start on my garden this year but quickly have been a bit demoralized.  I planted radishes,…

Spring Tulip Planters

Spring Tulip Planters

I love changing out my containers for the seasons.  After many years of doing this sort of thing for clients…

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