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Sometimes it surprises me when I hear someone say they have never tried rhubarb, except in a strawberry rhubarb pie! A harbinger of spring, rhubarb is a cool...
Ranunculus

We’re bound to ride the roller coaster ride called ‘springtime on Nantucket,’ over the next couple months, complete with swings in temperature and varying...
18th C.  Prisoner of War Carved Bone Game Box and Snuff Box

Get the "Get Out of Stalag Luft Free" card here!

The study of history often seems to be a continuous review of one long war after another. Indeed the story of national endeavor and expansion is enwrapped in...

One part of my job at Bartlett’s Farm is seeding.  That is putting the seeds of flowers we grow into their flats to begin germinating. I’ve been doing this...

Last week, a colleague and I went to a conference ‘away.’  After two days and nights in beautiful Sturbridge, MA, we had a day to do some exploring and after...

The fragrance hits your nose as soon as you walk in the house.  Our Jasmine polyanthum is blooming and is covered with thousands of five petaled, star-shaped...
Sherlock Holmes' Room in London

We all see the world in our own way. Our senses and perceptions are unique, our thought processes idiosyncratic. In the end our differing tastes, interests and...
XOXO knitted

Here are three adorable projects

Knit three last minute Valentine’s Day gifts, in two hours or less! For each of these projects I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn, available at Island Variety,...

These sunny days in the winter make me yearn for spring. All the usual seed vendors on island are displaying gorgeous, mouth-watering and eye-popping packs of...

Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) is one my favorite shrubs.  Some other Witch Hazels bloom very early in the spring, but this variety,’ Jelena’, blooms reliably every...

Last summer, I took a garden tour and one of the garden owners told me “You won’t be able to get any tomato that is not grafted with a couple years.”  I don’t...

The amaryllis is a very popular gift for the holidays, and with good reason. The elegant flowers can last for several weeks. But when they’re done blooming,...

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