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François Simonaire has been working as a gardener for more than 25 years, but it was just seven years ago that he turned his skills to his own plot where he wanted to create a portfolio for a budding design business, as well as a personal retreat filled with treasures from his travels. François lives in […]
We are all on a journey. But for the last few years, I wasn’t so sure anymore where my destination was. In truth, I’m not sure if any destination I ever thought I had was even realistic. I’ve reached many of my life goals. But when I look back at them, I have found the […]
Story By ELIZABETH DUNN Obviously, I would not be capable of assembling the planters myself. For starters, the terrace where they would live was five stories up and six flights of stairs above the narrow tandem parking space, where the giant sacks of soil and carefully curated collection of plants would be delivered. I was […]
Photos and Story By Kathleen McCoy I learned flower arranging from the last in the line of garden club royalty. She was in her late sixties, pretty, fair, and reminded me of Glinda the Good Witch, bestowing her wisdom and magic on us newbies at workshops and flower design competitions. Until I met Glinda, I […]
Story & Recipes: JOY FLANAGAN Images: AMBER LOCKE When it’s winter in New England, I love the excuse snow gives me to stay in and read, watch movies, or try out a new recipe. After a few months of brisk cold though, anyone would celebrate the first signs of spring, and hearty stalks of rhubarb are […]
I have always thought that viewing a private garden as part of a guided tour is awkward at best, regimented at worst.
Guests are usually surprised when I tell them that our willow arbor only cost $35. Back in 2005, I spent $8 plus shipping for four hybrid willows…
A Studied Dismantling of a Yellow Jacket Nest with Noah Wilson-Rich Ph.D.
Sometimes new beginnings come in fits and starts. I always wish for a spring that slowly wakes up. The earliest bloomers warm me up for a move into flushes of …