Author Archives: beth

About beth

Hello, I'm Beth, an ex-financial services marketing type, with two kids, a husband, and a new puppy. I have a passion for gardening, cooking, all things crafty, but above all else that journey called life.

Favorite Annuals

Or maybe I should say, ‘those that do well in my backyard that become my favorite annuals.’ We have intense light/heat in city gardens.  For us, we have a micro-climate, that can take a toll on plants in the summer.  … Continue reading

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Lone Bloom

Full confession:  I get fixated on particular trees and plants and won’t stop thinking about them until they live in my/family/friend’s yard or garden.  For a few year’s I dreamed of a gorgeous spring blooming Magnolia for the planting area … Continue reading

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Weekend Travel: Shelburne Farms

Have you ever been to Vermont?  If you’ve never been to Vermont hop in a car/plane/train and get your butt up there!  Summer and Fall are by far the best times to visit, if you’re a skier or enjoy the … Continue reading

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San Francisco Farmer’s Market

I just stumbled across these pictures the other day. I lived in San Francisco in my twenties. Although I’ve been back on the East Coast for over 10 years now (how the heck did that happen?),  The Bay Area holds … Continue reading

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Weekend Gardener: Summer Trods On…

The gardens are growing like weeds at the beach! Fortunately, not too many weeds. The Fig Tree has grown tremendously and we sit around discussing when we’ll be able to harvest the fruit. We’re all novices when it comes to … Continue reading

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Weekend Gardener: Vermont

We spent an extended Fourth of July weekend in Vermont (my home state!) We were so busy running around I didn’t get to take many pictures of my Mother’s rocking garden, but we did get to enjoy the abundance of … Continue reading

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Weekend Gardener: Figs, Figs, Everywhere

We’d been talking about this for a bit, but finally this year we went and bought a fig tree.  It’s new home is in a large pot on the patio at the beach.  Jim’s grandmother has visions of bringing it … Continue reading

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Beach Garden in Bloom (or at least approaching)

We’re fortunate enough to have a family beach house on the Jersey Shore, a short trip away from where we live.  Makes the heat somewhat bearable in the summer.  Over the past few years, we’ve been slowly landscaping.  Last year, … Continue reading

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Potager Garden

I’m so behind the times with my movie watching, but when my mother was down visiting a few weeks ago we watched It’s Complicated.  Funny movie, but more importantly the vegetable garden of Jane (Meryl Streep’s character) was fabulous.  We … Continue reading

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