Category Archives: garden

Sunshine after the storm

Last evening a quick storm blew through breaking the stifling, muggy heat. It was before sundown and once it passed by the sun broke through the dark clouds and shone so warm and dazzling, I grabbed the camera, slipped on … Continue reading

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Spring things…

Before it is summer I figured I ought to post some Spring-ish happenings and pics from life at Brightwood Cottage.  On Easter weekend we had a visit from Vince and Petra and their six kids.  Unfortunately I failed to take … Continue reading

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Loving the weather and random thoughts on grocery shopping

We are having a warm spell here… it’s been in the mid seventies for a couple of days. How nice to be able to sit outside again! And has anyone noticed that if you kept your flowering plants alive during … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

We had a wonderful warm spell last weekend which pushed spring a little further along. So despite the frigid temperatures today, we can take heart. The forsythia’s are blooming, and the magnoias are spreading their perfume.   It’s been great … Continue reading

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Fall glory and sundry happenings

Autumn is winding down as the last of the leaves are beginning to fall. It has been a beautiful fall, with many warm, sunny days and glorious colors to enjoy from the kitchen sink window. I am glad to have … Continue reading

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Dinnerplate Dahlias

For Mother’s Day Scott gave me some dahlia tubers which were aptly named dinner plate dahlias. Since our pesky groundhog has returned and was ravenously eating it’s leaves and knocking over the stocks I had to cut the flowers and … Continue reading

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Iris Garden

One hot sunny morning a month ago, my sister, mom and I went to the iris gardens in Montclair. I generally liked irises but felt that from a distance they don’t look that special in bloom and the foliage after … Continue reading

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