Author Archives: Ann Lovejoy

And Now For Something Completely Different

Ah, Sunflower, Weary of Snow… Let’s Think About Plants That Thrive Hot, Dry Summers I am so done with snow. I don’t even want to talk about it. Instead, I’ve been immersing myself in the magical world of sun loving … Continue reading

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The More It Snows, Tiddley Pom

Chicken Soup And Raspberry Syrup As I was shoveling and sweeping snow from my back steps and trekking along the slippery, snowy path to the mail box this morning, I found myself humming a little ditty that turned out to … Continue reading

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Protecting Plants From Heavy Snow

Practice Your Pole Thwacking Even after several (ok four) decades in the Northwest, there are things I can’t quite get used to. I grew up in New England, the land of real snow. I remember horse-drawn sidewalk plows (really) and … Continue reading

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Coaxing Early Blossoms

Springing Into Spring Winter’s tantalizing weather likes to keep us guessing, switching from grey to golden and back again in dizzying flip-flops. If spring is definitely flirting with us, there are still weeks if not months of dim and chilly … Continue reading

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