Tag Archives: Gardening

Salt Tolerant Plantings

Rising water levels, freak winter storms, hurricanes and coastal flooding have all been common occurrences here in southern New England over the past two years.  What used to be a relatively protected coastline unaffected by major storms,  Connecticut has recently … Continue reading

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How to create the perfect outdoor kitchen

Summer is the perfect time for entertaining.  The kids are home for the summer, the pool is open and the nights are made for relaxing with friends.  The only problem is, while everyone is sitting out on the patio having … Continue reading

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Containers vs. Pots for your garden and landscape

  A formal urn by Haddonstone Is it a pot or is it a container? Who knows? So, what is the difference between a pot and a container? Well, since you asked, mostly it is determined by size.  Pots are … Continue reading

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Myths of the Perennial Garden Debunked

Some of the most beautiful images ever to grace the covers of gardening books and magazines are of impeccably maintained, abundant, sweeping perennial gardens. We look at these images and dream. If only someday I won the lottery or I … Continue reading

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The Perfect Relaxation Spot

Are you stressed out? When you come home from work, or after a long day with the kids do you need to chill out and relax? Our homes are our castles, a place of refuge from the busy outside world … Continue reading

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Creating a Cook’s Garden

By David Verespy and Barbara Wilson Do you love the savory taste of fresh garden fruits and vegetables?  In a salad, on the grill or as a side dish there is nothing better than crisp fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs … Continue reading

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Hardiness Zone Map Change

Those of us with gardens in Connecticut, especially along the sound, have always been on the edge of things warmer.  We dreamed of warmer weather plants such as camellias, sweet box, gold dust plant and crape myrtle in our coastal … Continue reading

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Deer Proof Garden

Do you have deer? If you’re like most other gardeners in southern Connecticut you have an issue with deer. The fact is, short of teleporting them to another part of the country, there is no easy way of getting rid … Continue reading

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