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Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 31

I have an unfortunate tendency to horde photographs. Oh, I’m not talking about old family photos in shoeboxes, I’m talking about […]

Needing Greenery

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Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 29

Today was Cabin Fever Day at The Garden Center. The promotional graphic for this event said, “Need to get out?” Yes, […]

Toward Pleasure & Away From Pain

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Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 28

This coming week I’m speaking about consultation/garden coaching services at New England Grows, a trade show in Boston. As I practice […]

A Sense of Humor

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 27

The driveway is a sheet of ice and the banks of snow are so high that if there is another significant storm I won’t be able to pull my car out of the driveway.

But, the dog is so cute as he dashes around in the white […]

Bad Clothing

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 26

I’ve heard that the Norwegians have a saying: There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. As I put on fleece-lined rubber boots, a long down coat, a woolen scarf, hat and gloves and go out in the snow to walk The Dog, I […]

Escape

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 25

Today I went into the garden center to prepare for upcoming events and boy was I glad that I did. It wasn’t the planning or work on flyers that was so wonderful, but a trip to the greenhouse.

It snowed today, it’s supposed to snow tomorrow and […]

Attracting Bluebirds

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 24

A flock of bluebirds has decided that my backyard is the place to be right now. From 7 AM to 5 PM they’re on the birdfeeder, perched on the arbor near the suet or sipping water from the birdbath. They’re probably staying close because it’s very cold […]

The Gift Of Early Morning

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 23

Since I became an adult, no one would accuse me of being a “morning person.” Just ask my husband. I am not one of the up-at-the-crack-of-dawn-and-loving-it types. This morning, however, The Dog gave me the gift of an early morning. I just wish he hadn’t done it […]

Kids Playing Outdoors

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 21

When I was in college, I frequently passed by a poster hung on a professor’s office door. The photo showed a child bursting out of a school building, and the bold caption said, “The Real Classroom is Outdoors: Get Into It.” At the time, I thought it […]

A Tale of Two Boxwoods

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – January 20

Two years ago I added some evergreens to the entry garden. This former-lawn stretches from the end of the driveway across the front of the house and is bordered on two sides by a lovely stonewall. Since the combination of lavender-blue, coral, yellow and white makes me […]