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The Fenway Victory Garden – Boston “The Fenway Victory Gardens are the only remaining, continuously operating World War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Founded in 1942 by the Roosevelt Administration, it was one of over 20 million victory gardens responsible for nearly half of all the vegetable produce during the war. Located in…

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A Rose We had planned to plant a rose garden this year, but in doing a bit of research, we concluded the area we had wanted to use for the roses, simply did not get enough sun. Not wanting to entirely give up on the notion of growing roses, we planted a rose bush in…

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Memory Gardening I love plants; my Mother turned me into a gardener, as a child, telling me, as I have already shared on these pages, that playing in the dirt was good for my nerves. I would be lying if I said that I do not buy plants, but if you are a novice gardener,…

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The Topiary Garden   This garden in Columbus, Ohio, depicts Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon On the Ile De La Grande Jatte. I love not only the idea for this unique garden, but also its execution; I hope you find a bit of inspiration, for your own garden — I know I left here with…

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Bougainvillea     It is impossible to not have a love hate relationship with bougainvillea; the plant is stunning, but its beauty comes with a thorny price tag.     The first time I truly became aware of bougainvillea was when Lia took me to visit a monastery in Greece. The building was pristine, start…

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Scattered Shells     There is little In Nature that compares to a walk on the beach. Regardless of what ails you or where you need to be, if you find a patch of sand, sitting next to the sea, step away from your world and enter paradise.     If you happen to stroll…

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Nor’easter   I have been battling a cold, grateful it is not the flu; but last night I took two Cold-Tylenol’s; normally I am a pretty light sleeper, but when the fan went off and the alarm began to sound, I refused to open my eyes. It was 3:30 in the morning, and we had…

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We Garden for Hope     Gardening can break your heart. Having to pull out the shell of a plant that did not grow or thrive, for whatever reason, can be a very sad experience; and when some unknown, unwanted, or uncontrollable element impacts your garden, and runs wild, well that can almost be enough…

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A Baby Coconut Palm       When we bought our house in South Florida, one of its strongest selling points, at least for me, was that the large yard was undeveloped. There were a few shrubs near the house and a few succulents; but otherwise I had a clean canvas to work on! The…

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Is this a Winter Wonderland?     I cannot imagine anyone in New England, wanting to take a walk in our winter wonderland, at the moment; the weather is much more frightful than delightful. We had talked about having a campfire for New Years and lighting sparklers; but currently doubt either happening, this year. Not…