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…aroma are always welcoming when snow is on the ground and old man winter keeps reminding us that he is still in charge. Having a garden studio available year round…

Springing Into Spring

…It’s officially winter — regardless of what the weather feels like outside — so you can be sure that Old Man Winter is hovering around with Jack Frost at…

Winter Delight Narcissus

…bulbs in the dead of winter. Paperwhites are native to the warm Mediterranean and are excellent for us here because unlike other bulbs, they do not require a cold period…

Novemburrrr

…One of the many things I love about living in Connecticut is the ability to experience all four seasons: winter, spring, fall and of course sumMAR. For many of us,…

Tis The Season To Be MAR-ry

…place to look ready for the winter holidays. I’ve never been one for the all-out crazy light show on my house – I save that for the folks who want…

Winter Wisteria Secret

…now! Get ready for February. That’s pruning time. Pruning in the winter is necessary for most plants, but especially for a wisteria. Why? Wisteria vines are extremely tough and durable….

Post Holiday DŽcor

…has been packed away. That said, it’s time to embrace the winter months with some fresh and easy decor ideas that give a pop of color, texture, and interest to…

Color Splash

…The weather outside may be frightful, but these fresh flowers are simply delightful. One of the best ways to counter-attack the winter blahs is to introduce vibrant colors, textures…

Gourd(geous) Window Boxes

…all just came to me. I have always found a well-appointed window box can add great style to any home, regardless what time of year — spring, summer, winter or…

Falling For Fall Plantings

…before the hard winter freeze. Autumn Sage aka Salvia “Ò A favorite hot-weather perennial, the Autumn Sage produces great blooms for months through the summer and fall. Red, pink, or…

Let’s Get Our Green On!

…They say it’s winter, but here in my part of Connecticut it might as well be early spring. With temperatures hovering around 50 degrees these last two weeks it’s…

Holiday Garden/Winter Tour

From wintry day to spotlit night, take a virtual stroll around my home, Rosebrook Gardens, as it’s been transformed for the holidays. Nothing fills my heart as much…

Dog Gone It!

…and downs. This Winter, although I still appreciate how the seemingly never-ending snow creates a wonderful winter wonderland, dog gonnit it I’m so ready for Spring! Truth be told, with…

Hump Month

…The record snowfall this month has reminded us here in Connecticut how Old Man Winter can behave. I personally prefer the more gentle side of Mother Nature when the…

Going Green

…festive holiday season but winter interest as well. As the garden and the winter skies turn the many shades of grey it’s important to have lush vegetation as a source…

Mar’s Playhouse

…is new and in bloom. Being in a nursery in the dead of winter is to be somewhere that is not only filled with eye candy, but a blissful fragrant…

MARch ON!

…what’s new or needing attending. That said, with the harsh winter behind us, assessing the winter damage is an important part of jump starting the season. The sooner you know…

Amaryllis For Everyone

…rewards you will be hooked forever on the amaryllis. This is the perfect indoor blooming bulb that can help us to get over the winter blues and brighten our homes…

Hometown Skating Fun

…symbolizes the season. Who doesn’t remember Hans Brinker? I recall cold winter evenings from my childhood sitting lakeside with a big roaring bonfire. As the cold weather approaches and winter

Finding The Sale, But When?

…negotiating opportunities are in the winter months when kids are still in school and homes lack the buzz and appeal of the spring market.  Homeowners who are stuck carrying their…

Falling Back Together

winter interest. It’s also time to check my outdoor lighting, making sure it’s in place for the fall ambiance and ready to function at dusk. But there are lots of…

Spring Gardening

…were left for winter drama. With a pruning saw or strong hand and pruners take down grasses to 10-12″. Pruning: Any late summer or fall blooming shrubs can be cut…