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May Showers After the Rain Sale

Whew! The temperatures have been in the 90’s all week long!  I’ve been looking forward to spending sunny days outdoors, with my hands in the dirt; by lunchtime, however, I am …

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Cosmos Fairy Cat Art by TaraFly

New Flower Cat, Miss Cosmos

I hope everyone is having a lovely summer!  I wish I could live outside in my garden, like the birds do. My newest painting, in the Flower Fairy Cat series, …

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My Cottage Garden in Early May

After two straight weeks of rain, my garden is beginning to resemble a miniature jungle of catmint, hostas, and coneflower foliage! I have been outside nearly every day, even in …

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purple and yellow spring crocus

My Spring Garden Awakens…

Winter is finally – officially! – over, and Spring has arrived, wearing a mantle of crocuses and daffodils. Even though clumps of daffodils expand, and eventually double or triple in …

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Cottage Garden Spotlight: Sunflowers

Last year, Joe bought a seed packet of sunflowers as a contribution to my cottage garden. I rolled my eyes, and likely said, "Seriously?!" Sunflowers were *NOT* part of my original plan. He liked them, however, so we compromised by growing sunflowers in our backyard alongside my veggie garden.
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Grape Hyacinths and Daffodils

Another Spring Garden Post Full of Pretty Pictures

The weather has been so beautiful these past few weeks (high 60s/low 70s), with a gorgeous cool breeze that picks up the scents of my flowers and carries them indoors... because I have ALL the windows and doors open! I have spent countless hours in my garden this month, admiring and photographing my flowers as they emerge.
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Dark Purple Crocuses

Springtime in my Little Cottage Garden

It seems like yesterday when I opened my front door to the sight of my garden buried under two feet of snow. In a few short weeks, we have felt the temperatures climb over 40 degrees, and witnessed the rebirth of bulbs and perennials. I went a bit overboard buying seeds again this year... I ordered over 12,000 seeds!
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