Monthly Archives: December 2010

Amaryllis 47 days

I sorta thought I’d be done posting these when they finally bloomed but they are so pretty.  “Lemon Star” is joined by the first of the “Apple Blossom”.  I’m hoping that one of them will wait until next week so … Continue reading

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Christmas and the rose

The rose, and I did mention they are my passion, keeps coming up in the context of Christmas.  Although I’m closer to an agnostic than the typical Christian, believing there is more than one way that our complex relationshp with … Continue reading

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Amaryllis 40 days

This is the amaryllis “Lemon Star” that we’ve been following.  It’s gussied up to take to sister’s house for Christmas so that someone who doesn’t have overgrown kittens can display it.  I will visit tonight and tomorrow.  I was thinking … Continue reading

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Amaryllis 34 days – Soon!

The stems are very long and the flowers are beginning to separate.    

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Fried apples

I’m sure there’s a more elegant name for this simple dish.  I created it after watching a friend make Bananas Foster but someone else has probably done this, too.  It all needs to be done very quickly so have everything ready in … Continue reading

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New England Rose Society

Roses are one of my passions and when I moved to New England, I was in awe of many of the famous gardening institutions, including the New England Rose Society.  Members had been people that I read about in books!  … Continue reading

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Local farmstands – Bolton Spring Farm

I came from the midwest and before I’d visited Massachusetts, knowing the stats on population density, I’d envisioned that the east coast looked a lot like the I-94 corridor around Chicago.  I was very wrong.   Trees and brush are allowed … Continue reading

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Amaryllis 27 days

I have to move the Amaryllis out of the furnace room because I can’t lift the lights any higher.  This location is set up to grow seedlings and only gives about a foot of head room.  We made the ritual … Continue reading

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Other winter gardens

I drive by Bolton Spring Farms every day (more about that in a future post) and a stand of beautiful red shrubs.  I stopped to take pictures on my way to work yesterday.  The common name is winterberry.  It’s a deciduous … Continue reading

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More winter garden

Some pictures of my winter landscape, taken on December 4.  Friends in the midwest are talking about 4-7 inches of snow but in Central MA, it’s just cold.

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Amaryllis, 20 days – New Growth

Happy dance, happy dance!  The first identifiable new growth peeked up from the old stems about the middle of this week.  I think the shoot on the front of this picture will be a blossom later on.  Life Lesson:  Sometimes, … Continue reading

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