Category Archives: Flowers

Memorial Day Weekend: Weeds, BBQ, Fiddlehead Ferns And A Single Director’s Chair Left

As I’m writing this entry, it seems that not only was May dreary and wet but June is shaping up to be too. The weather was so bad when we drove up to the Red House for a long Memorial … Continue reading

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A Church Pew Vision and Curry Colored Scrambled Eggs

Spring at the Red House means we are are dealing with a very large tree that toppled over during the winter and we’re not quite sure how to get rid of it since we have two (yes, two!) chainsaws that … Continue reading

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The Fall Clean-Up: Surprise Finds

It’s a vicious cycle trying to grow vegetables for it seems as soon as the last bean/tomato/garlic is harvested, you have to start preparing the soil to plant something that will appear in the spring. While we managed to pull … Continue reading

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Reflections From the Red House: Baking in a Heat Wave and Surviving a High School Graduation

Yes, it has actually taken me nearly three weeks to get over my youngest child’s graduation and coming up to “relax,” at the Red House has given me a moment to reflect on this event. (I’m “relaxing” because it’s raining … Continue reading

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Garlic Is Growing

While its been a mild winter and bone dry, the garlic is growing up at the Red House — lots of cute little green shoots poking up through the soil which is encouraging. Not so encouraging is the amount of … Continue reading

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The First Fall Planting

We decided this past Columbus Day weekend that the garden, as we know it, simply wasn’t working for us. The original design that was sketched for us (thanks Natalie!) had pathways and tidy little plots each dedicated to a particular … Continue reading

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What The Critters Left Me (Not Much!)

The Red House survived the hurricane although we did have water pouring into our basement.  Luckily, once Lynn managed to get the sump pump working, we got some, but not all of the water out.  This will definitely have to … Continue reading

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The Bounty of the Garden

So far it seems the meadow that used to be an old potato field still has a lot to offer.  When you look at the soil, it’s dark and rich and tills up quite nicely, unlike our suburban garden that’s … Continue reading

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