Category Archives: gardening

Austen’s Autumn

Yesterday, when I went out for my morning constitutional, I had multicolored maple leaves crunching underfoot and the occasional spider web hitting me in the face.  I also took a plastic bag along with me, into which I hoped to … Continue reading

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Springtime in the Country

Every year about this time, I feel compelled to expound on the glories of spring in some way or another. Today is a beautiful day in the great Pacific Northwest. The sun’s out, the birds are singing, and it’s the … Continue reading

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Celebration Sale

I just reread my previous post, where I talked about wanting the impossibles of life. Well, January has delivered, at least in a few small ways. For one thing, I have a giant bird-of-paradise plant, which I grew from a … Continue reading

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When a Rose is More Than Just a Rose

A friend of mine recently suggested that I should do a post on the language of flowers. It’s something I knew virtually nothing about, but, since I happen to love flowers of all kinds, the idea intrigued me. Plus, I figured it would give … Continue reading

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Tea and Bonnets

Since I had just recently made my first attempt at producing a Regency style hat, I thought it would be fun to do a post about hats and bonnet making. But fellow Austen Author C. Allyn Pierson sort of beat me … Continue reading

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Spring Garden Tour

Spring is my favorite season of the year. After a long, dreary winter – this past one made even darker by the loss of my father at the end of November – there is finally the promise of improvement ahead. The … Continue reading

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