Category Archives: Landscaping

technology

Favorite new app: Kinotopic. Why? That’s why.

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triumphant!

Don’t despair. I might not be diligent, but I do get things done on occasion. This morning I finished the flagstone patio. I realize it doesn’t look much different from when I posted about putting the chairs together, but with … Continue reading

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to dig

I don’t think many people would mistake me for diligent. Some months ago I put together some chairs and set them on haphazardly placed flagstone and called it a patio. I’m just now getting around to actually digging and placing … Continue reading

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blooming and blossoming

Stanwick Park is coming out of hibernation. The snow has changed to rain, the grass is green, and flowers spring from the dead ground, just as T. S. Eliot lamented. One of the things I really love about my home … Continue reading

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splendor

Autumn is my favorite season. Moderation in temperature, crispness outside, coziness inside, stores of freshly harvested food–it’s sweaters, rain boots, blankets, and perfectly-spiced baked goods. My yard is showing signs of turning. Enjoy!

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to preserve

I found some violets and pansies popping up in my yard, so I decided to sugar them. It’s an easy process: coat the flower in egg white, then sprinkle it with superfine sugar and let it dry. The work was … Continue reading

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flowers

It’s been a quiet Saturday and I’ve had time to read, write, cook, do a little work and gather some new flower arrangements. I love having fresh flowers in the house, and my yard produces enough that I can cut … Continue reading

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