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My Favorite Garden Hose…

Reason to celebrate! Not only can we get an it's-so-bright-you'll-never-misplace-it-again Flexzilla hose, but we can also have a soft green, brown (so why didn't someone do THIS sooner?)  or decorator blue and coral.

just got better! I’ve posted in the past about how much I love this garden hose: Legacy HFZG550YW Flexzilla 5/8 X 50 Zilla Green Garden Hose with 3/4 GHT Ends. The Flexzilla hose is light weight, easy to coil but hard to kink, and safe for people and pets to drink from. Those who want

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Hummingbird Trapped in the Garage

I put the vase of flowers up near the top of the garage door since I knew the bird was focusing attention up there. Although hummingbirds do feed on tulips, I put the red one there just as a large flag that I hoped would get the bird's attention. The fringed bleeding heart that I included is a hummingbird favorite in the garden, and sure enough, that's what the bird was feeding on before it flew out the door.

I flew back from Moss Mountain Farm this evening, pulled into the garage and began unloading the car. I was exhausted from being up since 3 AM, but happy to be home and see spring in full bloom at Poison Ivy Acres. As I began taking things into the house I saw that there was

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Spring Madness and Unfolding

When the growing season really springs upon us, it’s hard to know where to focus first. There are weeds to pull, annuals and perennials to plant, containers to fill, fertilizer to spread, shrubs to prune and…the list could go on and on, right? I personally am overwhelmed. You? All we can do is the best

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Six Degrees of Germination

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Authors are always looking for ways to put their books in front of other people. We want to grow our audiences, so we’re constantly networking, posting online, and putting out feelers for ways to spread the word about our books. I’m no different, so it’s no wonder that I have my antennae up at all

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Saying Goodbye to Melvin Plumer

Here is Mel feeling pleased as punch that we were out for lunch at Friendly's celebrating his 93rd birthday.

Today marked the end of a nearly twenty-year relationship with my neighbor, Melvin Plumer. Mel and his wife Mary lived across the street from us in Osterville for many years. Once he and Mary went into assisted living and clearly needed help, another neighbor, Sarah, and I signed on to be their “friends and family

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Warmth, Competence, and Growing a Business

An invitation from Moss Mountain and P. Allen Smith.

I remember a time when I was a young adult and the art work I was doing wasn’t going smoothly. I spoke to fellow artists about it, and my friend Lila said something very wise. She told me to surround myself with beauty and creativity and to look at as many wonderful things as possible.

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