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Having Fun

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In The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, she dedicates the month of May to play, to really looking at what she does that is purely for fun. Reading it got me thinking about what I consider fun, how often do I actively engage in those activities and when do I participate in something that I […]

Ground Hog Day

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Yesterday was Ground Hog Day. A ground hog is a rodent and for all of us gardeners, no matter how cute he or she is, definitely not a welcome visitor to our gardens. Where did this bizarre ritual originate? Really, a ground hog can predict how many more weeks of winter we will have? It’s […]

Gratitude

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Gratitude seems to be something we need to practice. It often appears that it does not come naturally to us, at least not the expression of it. What happens when we actually engage in gratitude as a practice by writing and sharing with friends or saying out loud what we are grateful for? This is […]

Grand Opening Prep

Grand Opening Prep

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Wow! The last few days have been busy, busy, busy. Jaska and Tessa finished all the potting up on Wednesday! We set up benches and tables outside. Moved plants, moved more plants and then we moved more plants. I visited the local wholesale shrub grower and purchased some lovely shrubs. They are part of our […]

Grand Opening Celebration Day 1

Grand Opening Celebration Day 1

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Cloudy, misty morning with a cold north wind gave way to a beautiful blue sky and bright sunshine by noon just as Mary Provencher was setting up her music equipment. The sun came out and so did the customers! Wonderful to see so many returning friends and new ones. And, the children again today. One […]

Eyes Bigger Than Belly Syndrome

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January…heart of the winter…cold…dark…rather dreary looking with bare frozen ground. What’s a gardener to do? SEED CATALOGS! I can while away hours oohing and aahing over the gorgeous photos and lush descriptions. I want that one and that one and, oh, I must have some of those. My pencil is sharpened and the crisp white […]

Dragon’s Breath and Lake Snow

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Cold, crisp, clear blue sky. December. Absolutely still. Lake mist swirls above the surface of the glassy water rising in billows of pure white brushed with soft yellow and peachy-pink. Breath of the dragon floats above Lake Champlain. Then falls back to earth as glittering, dancing lake snow. Take- my- breath- away beautiful even after […]

Look, Helpers show up when you ask for help

Asking For Help

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During a recent conversation with my friend, Rhonda, I heard myself saying that I often don’t think I can ask for help because so many people look to me for support, help, insights. As that person I have a conversation, in my head, that I must always be strong, have everything under control, put together. […]

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