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Vauxhall – an 18th century English Pleasure Garden

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, in his book English Garden Eccentrics: Three Hundred Years of Extraordinary Groves, Burrowings, Mountains and Menageries, mentions Vauxhall Gardens in London. I had to investigate why these gardens were called 'eccentric.' Perhaps it was the focus of pleasure…

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How Cute the Gnomes

My first experience with fairy gardens came with children’s fairy garden author Tracy Kane. I met her one summer when she participated in the Master Gardeners’ annual garden fest in Brentwood, New Hampshire. Her work with the children that day…

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Practice Post in January 2024

It has been a while since I have been able to enter this website. Meanwhile, the snow is on the trees, making a beautiful outside scene. Very cold outside. The temperature measures 20 degrees. Cold! Ciold! Cold! Three pine trees…

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Victorian Christmas Flowers

A Victorian Christmas It’s that time of year again. Time to welcome the Holidays.  I hope the Holidays provide you a sense of an all-embracing tradition of understanding and love. May the Holiday flowers inspire you to see the best…

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