What is warmer than the gleam of copper? Ready to bake and cook in the winter kitchen. Vintage creamers from France. Below are vintage Hall Pottery casseroles from the 50s, I believe. I looked on Ebay and Etsy recently and saw that this elegant series of this pottery were nowhere to be seen. All forContinue reading “Exchanging the Garden for the Kitchen -Winter Comforts”
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Above- Winter Peace, Bow, New Hampshire Several years ago I learned about Pleonexia. I read an article on this disease of the soul on the website “TecumsehProject.org.” Being technically illiterate, I cannot put in a link, but if you can find Google, you can find this. I thought a few people might be interested toContinue reading “Pleonexia”
My Indoor Garden- Part Two, And Some scenes from Outside and Down the Road.
Above is a sunny window facing southwest. The yellow tags are sticky traps for whiteflies, which can shrivel leaves and discourage a plant to death. The spray bottles are Neem Oil and insecticidal soap, used on aphids. There are many pots of special lantanas in this room, and they are loved by whiteflies, although theyContinue reading “My Indoor Garden- Part Two, And Some scenes from Outside and Down the Road.”
My Winter Gardening Room
It is a tough road for plants wintering in a cool room from November to March. One needs insecticidal soap spray, sticky traps, reduced watering and vigilance to keep the indoor garden going. If I winter over tropical butterfly weeds, there is an ongoing battle with aphids. And some plants, depressive by nature, just giveContinue reading “My Winter Gardening Room”
The Stark Cemetery- Mansion Road, Dunbarton, New Hampshire.
A friend took me over to the Stark Cemetery this past fall. She is an admirer of Caleb Stark and the Stark Clan, who were so prominent in New Hampshire. Warriors and politicians, they are buried here. My friend is wistful about Caleb, and says he is a man she wishes she could have married.Continue reading “The Stark Cemetery- Mansion Road, Dunbarton, New Hampshire.”
Persephone and Our Gardens have disappeared into the Snow and Granite Underworld-So let’s enjoy a little Silly Verse called “The Beagle Poem”.
A nose with four legs defines a Beagle. And though his lineage is regal- (Elizabeth 1 owned a slew) This might not be the dog for you! A Beagle’s hearing is selective. He hears only what he wants to hear And drives his owner to curses and invective. A Beagle does only what he wantsContinue reading “Persephone and Our Gardens have disappeared into the Snow and Granite Underworld-So let’s enjoy a little Silly Verse called “The Beagle Poem”.”
Seed Heads, Shadows, and Rosettes- End of the Gardening Year 2022
Seed pods of Japanese Waxbells Shadow of the gardener. Starfish like foliage of Rose Campion. Above- Patrina, the Golden Lace Flower. Rayless Boltonia
Undaunted- The Last Flowers Blooming. Goffstown Historical Society Garden.
Above- Salvia “Indigo Spires” and foliage of” Harrington’s Pink” New England Aster. Little Bluestem “Standing Ovation” Shrub Hypericum “Blues Festival” and the Prairie Golden Aster. “Raydon’s Favorite” Aromatic aster Unknown variety- heirloom hardy chrysanthemum. Japanese Spurflower Persicaria “Amethyst Summer”
Autumn Reflections- Gregg Mill Pond
Early October at the Goffstown Historical Society Gardens
Many nights in the high 30’s and low 40’s, but still no frost. Late bloomers are still colorful, but warm season annuals are fading. The above is the Grass Leaved Goldenrod. It is delicate and pretty, but can spread. The bonfire colors of French marigolds, and below the African marigold “Crackerjack”. The small French marigoldsContinue reading “Early October at the Goffstown Historical Society Gardens”