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Historic Garden Week in Virginia: Williamsburg

There are few places to tour in the United States with historic houses and gardens as beautiful as those that are maintained with such attention to detail as there are in Williamsburg. Join me as I take you through the Williamsburg Tour Day of the GCV’s Historic Garden Week in Virginia.

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5 QUICK AND EASY DIY EASTER CENTERPIECE IDEAS

Be ready for the Easter Bunny in 30 minutes or less with these 5 Simple DIY Easter Centerpiece, Mantel and Sideboard Ideas. Use spring flowers and plants…and plenty of eggs and Easter grass…to welcome Easter!

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The Boston Flower and Garden Show 2019--Success!

The 2019 Boston Flower and Garden Show was nothing short of fabulous! With floral competitions, complete gardens, every plant and flower that you could possibly imagine—plus tons of educational opportunities—spring was definitely in the air!

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“A Sconset Experience”...The 64th Annual House and Garden Tour

As always, the Nantucket Garden Club’s Annual House and Garden Tour was a smashing success. Thanks go out to the homeowners who were so gracious in allowing the NGC to show their houses and gardens, to the Tour sponsors and to the Club members and other volunteers who helped make the Tour a success yet again.

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia....It Can't Come Soon Enough!!!

Gloucester VA and Daffodils go together! A little bit of history on the Historic Garden Week homes and gardens on the 2018 Tour.

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Special Edition!! My Mea Culpa to the Mums Can Wait...This Post is All about Merritt...

My mea culpa to the mums can wait. I’ve got more important things to write about today! I’m so proud of my daughter on the release of her debut album. She’s a singer songwriter, and her first album, recorded in Nashville when she was 18, contains songs written between the ages of 14 and 17. Of course I’m biased, but I think she’s fabulous! Have a listen…Merritt Gibson “Eyes on Us”

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Beyond Mums...Time to Update Your Outdoor Spaces!

It is October 15. A little late for my fall window boxes and urns, but that's ok. If there are still apples on the trees (which I discovered to be the case yesterday when I went apple picking with some of my favorite people!), then the time is still right to install some fall plantings and floral displays. And my window boxes certainly deserve to have some life injected into them after my summer of horrible neglect. (Actually, I was performing an experiment with them...I called it "Weeds or Winners? Established Plantings and Benign Neglect." Let's just say that Proven Winners are Proven Winners for a reason!! And Sweet Potato Vine is a Betsy Winner for the 7th year in a row...it goes straight from summer right into fall. Love it! Oh, and I've found one really great looking weed, too. I just can't figure out what it is...a project for another day.) 

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Nantucket Garden Club's Community Green Thumb Flower Show 2017

Bartlett’s Farm is a great place to start your “Green Thumb Training” if you’ve never tried to grow anything yourself. They have gorgeous topiaries, but they also have a fantastic selection of Proven Winners in stock, and I make my pilgrimage there every summer for my window box needs. Love their garden center!

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Flowers Bring Historic Preservation to Life: Betsy Gibson Design for Carrère and Hastings and the Olmsted Brothers Firm