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Spring Has Arrived!

Posted by mrssmythe on April 11, 2017 in Critters, Garden, Seasons |

Wouldn’t you know it – I finished my new wool fair isle hat (thinking all the while how nice it would be for dog walking), and the very next day, the temperatures soar to 87 degrees. Typical New England. I won’t complain, though. It was wonderful today to open the windows, grab something other than a […]

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A Further Case for Neglect

Posted by mrssmythe on August 23, 2016 in Critters, Garden |

This was how my bleeding heart plant looked this past spring. And, this is how my bleeding heart looks now. Yes – it’s has “faded” some, hasn’t it. Normally, at this point, I cut it back. But, this year, we have a family of sparrows living in the front yard. The babies sit in the sun […]

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In Bloom

Posted by mrssmythe on May 26, 2016 in Garden |

Lots of pink and purple in the yard this week… Near the front door, the Columbine is in full flower. The girls gave this particular plant to me for Mother’s Day years back, and it’s still one of my favorites. Next door, the smaller of my Bleeding Hearts is flowering – along with some violets (which are […]

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Currently in Bloom…

Posted by mrssmythe on May 6, 2016 in Garden, Seasons |

Lots in bloom in the yard right now, even though the weather has been disappointing. (Cool temps, rain, etc.). Purple and pink are the dominant colors, beginning with the wash of Creeping Phlox around the backyard pond. These are wonderful as they seem to increase in number every year. I love their starry centers. Another plant […]

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First Signs of Spring

Posted by mrssmythe on April 20, 2015 in Garden, Seasons |

Never mind that Spring officially began a month ago. We’re only now beginning to see our first glimmers of green…or, purple, as in the case of the bleeding heart outside my front door. I noticed it coming back to life the other day. I think it looks like a sea anemone. The bleeding heart’s appearance […]

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