Author Archives: Ann Lovejoy

First Flowers

Hardy cyclamen and snowdrops cheer up bleak winter days Snowdrops Never Fail Brrr! This feels like the coldest winter in a long time, and it’s been hanging on for longer than usual as well. I know, people back east would … Continue reading

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Finding Spaciousness In Small Spaces

There’s always room for one more Making Space As the new year rolls on, I’ve been thinking a lot about space and spaciousness, inside and out. For starters, after years of living larger, this sweet little house still seems so … Continue reading

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Cherishing Our Gardening Elders

Carol, living her bucket list but leaving her bucket behind A Marvelous Role Model About five years ago, my dear friend Carol decided to emigrate to Panama. A vibrant 88 year old, Carol was one of my life heroes, a … Continue reading

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Sweetness On The Wind

Sweet box (Sarcococca) perfumes chilly winter air with tiny blossoms Spring Cleaning A Little Early Every day when I walk in my neighborhood, there are changes to notice. Here new buds are swelling on tree branches, there emerging snowdrops begin … Continue reading

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