Month: March 2020

  • Time for Heart Warming Comfort Food: Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash & Italian Sausage

    Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash and Optional Plant-Based or Regular Italian Sausage Winter weather returned to New England this first week of Spring, and I’m about warm up some of last night’s left-over gnocchi to fuel some heavy shoveling. Something about spring snow makes me crave comfort food, and this dish warmed me right […]

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  • The Peace of Gardening Meditation

    Viburnum x bodnantense “Dawn”, Buds Reflected in Secret Garden Water Bowl When I think back to times of struggle and uncertainty in life, the garden has always been my sanctuary. In the quiet of early morning, surrounded by the hum of bees and birdsong, my mind finds calm. I need my hands in moist dirt, […]

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  • The Light of Spring

    Hamamelis x intermedia “Arnold Promise” .. . A light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period. When March is scarcely here A color stands abroad On solitary hills That science cannot overtake, But human nature feels. It waits upon the lawn; It shows the furthest tree Upon the furthest slope […]

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  • Welcome Spring

    Smith College Botanic Garden Spring 2019 Bulb Show  Although there’s still snow and ice outside the door, my calendar –and muddy road– tells me that Spring will officially begin later this week. Welcome, sweet, light season. We northern gardeners are more than ready for your return! SsssS… Article and Images copyright Michaela at The Gardener’s […]

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