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Celia Thaxter’s Garden in Portsmouth

Nineteenth century poet and gardener Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) spent her summers on Appledore Island off the coast of New Hampshire. There in the summer she planted a garden with heirloom Victorian flowers. She records her garden experience in her wonderful…

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Hosta Grows in Granite

This past week the gospel reading at Sunday Mass included instructions known to every gardener. The story Jesus told was that without adequate soil a seed will not flourish. Jesus said, "A farmer went out to sow his seed.  " Some…

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Bergenia Flowers for Spring

Along our driveway a large section of granite rock gradually rises to almost four feet in height. There in a crevice you will find the spring blooming bergenia. I planted it many years ago. Bergenia in a crevice in the…

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