Category Archives: Dirt

CLEANING OUT MY CUTTING GARDEN

May 20, 2018

Cleaning Out My Cutting Garden

After this very long winter, I’m cleaning out my cutting garden, as it’s a complete mess this year. It has never looked so bad. It has tons of weeds and overgrown grass, though there is one plant that I will keep: my Orange Oriental Poppies. I don’t know how, but year after year they reappear in exactly the same place in a perfectly straight line. While other flowers will reseed, I never kno...

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THE REAL DIRT ON PREPARING YOUR SPRING GARDEN

March 25, 2018

Preparing Your Spring Garden

Last weekend in Westport, CT I attended one of Terrain’s Coffee and Conversation Events: Preparing the Spring Garden. I was there to get the real “dirt” on how to prepare my garden. Angela Truck, who is their Exterior Design Specialist, lead the conversation. As I have found from the other Coffee and Conversations, she has a wealth of knowledge and information. I learn something new every ti...

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NO WEEDING REQUIRED

July 02, 2017

Red Shirley Poppy

I love my perennial and cutting gardens in Vermont. There is always something to be planning all year round. I get the chance to peruse the flowers and seeds at the local garden centers and catalogs, plan each garden, play in the dirt, and watch a living painting emerge in our backyard, giving me joy all spring, summer and fall. Yet another lesson flowers have to teach me: to let go and let it ha...

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FLOWER QUOTE: IN THE SPRING TIME

May 29, 2017

Spring Time Flower Quote

MY TWO CENTS In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt… and that is exactly how I hope to spend some of my spring and summer days in the garden. I love how gardening and getting my hands in the dirt takes me out of my everyday and brings me closer to nature. I will also say that I’m so thankful for a really good shower at the end of the day to wash all that dirt away. ...

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PLAYING IN THE DIRT

May 28, 2017

Playing in the dirt - My Blooming Blog by Floating Petal Floral Community

This quote perfectly captures one of the many things I love about gardening: playing in the dirt and smelling like it. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~ Margaret Atwood As I prepare for a day of gardening, I start the day looking pretty normal (that is for me) with my hair twisted and clipped up, sunscreen on, dressed in a black top and shorts (for obvious reas...

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