Summertime Tips

Not unlike the wrath of old man winter's icy grip, summer can be a harsh mistress carrying a variety of problems on her balmy coattails as well. With warmer temperatures come long periods of drought followed by fierce storms, … [Continue Reading]

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Harkness Memorial State Park

In celebration of our twenty seventh anniversary, my husband, Ged, and I visited a gorgeous park overlooking the ocean in Waterford, Connecticut. Well worth the visit, my post will hardly be able to cover all the wonderful … [Continue Reading]

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An Herb Named Rue

"Here in this place, I'll set a bank of rue, sour herb of grace; Rue, even for ruth, shall shortly here be seen, In the remembrance of a weeping queen" ~ William Shakespeare I came across Ruta graveolens, also known as … [Continue Reading]

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My Barn Swallow Friends

Feathered friends abound year long, but my favorite time is late spring when so many flock here to create nests and start new families.  That's when the barn swallows arrive and begin preparing mud homes for their next … [Continue Reading]

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The Sweetest Shrub

When I first saw the curious flower of native Calycanthus floridus, I wondered what it could possibly be. Part prehistoric tulip, part feminine fringe, the abundant burgundy blossoms lined the branches like rows of fluttering … [Continue Reading]

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Tips slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Summertime Tips

Not unlike the wrath of old man winter’s icy grip, summer can be a harsh mistress carrying a variety of problems on her balmy coattails as well. With warmer temperatures come long periods of drought followed by fierce storms, or the opposite, torrential rains and air so muggy you could cut it with a knife. […]

Harkness -slider- in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Harkness Memorial State Park

In celebration of our twenty seventh anniversary, my husband, Ged, and I visited a gorgeous park overlooking the ocean in Waterford, Connecticut. Well worth the visit, my post will hardly be able to cover all the wonderful aspects worthy of mention on this beautiful estate. Between the stands of ancient beeches, maples and chestnuts, the […]

Rue slider 1 in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

An Herb Named Rue

“Here in this place, I’ll set a bank of rue, sour herb of grace; Rue, even for ruth, shall shortly here be seen, In the remembrance of a weeping queen” ~ William Shakespeare I came across Ruta graveolens, also known as rue, common rue or herb of grace, at a local nursery that carried a […]

Barn Swallows in A Garden for All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

My Barn Swallow Friends

Feathered friends abound year long, but my favorite time is late spring when so many flock here to create nests and start new families.  That’s when the barn swallows arrive and begin preparing mud homes for their next generation.  Hirundo rustica, best described as a small, dark colored, tan under-sided bird with a two prong […]

Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine' slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardemforall.com

The Sweetest Shrub

When I first saw the curious flower of native Calycanthus floridus, I wondered what it could possibly be. Part prehistoric tulip, part feminine fringe, the abundant burgundy blossoms lined the branches like rows of fluttering eyelashes. As I went in for a closer look, a sweet scent reminiscent of strawberries subtly enveloped me in its […]

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Harkness Memorial State Park

In celebration of our twenty seventh anniversary, my husband, Ged, and I visited a gorgeous park overlooking the ocean in Waterford, Connecticut. Well worth the visit, my post will hardly be able to cover all the wonderful aspects worthy of mention on this beautiful estate. Between the stands of ancient beeches, maples and chestnuts, the […]

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Wickham Park

Wickham Park, a private foundation whose property extends into both Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut, was on my garden bucket list for 2014, and you’ll see why it is well worth placement on your list for 2014 as well. Easily accessible from I-84 (right off Exit 60), the 250 acre park is comprised of gardens, […]

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Happy Trails

Upon meeting Jenny Benner, the first thing you’ll notice is her face, as it absolutely glows with enthusiasm. Among her many talents, Jenny is an author, speaker and photographer (see the book she wrote with Stephanie Cohen, The Nonstop Garden), but first and foremost she is a wife and mother, which has only served to […]

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Hollister House Garden Revisited

For those that think New England gardens really don’t hit their stride until June or July, you haven’t been to Hollister House Garden (in Washington, CT) in May.  Allow me to be the first to dispel the myth that May gardens are boring, because right now that place is rockin’ with vibrant tulips, dazzling daffodils, […]

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