Month: February 2020

Honey Bees in America
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Honey Bees in America

by Eliot Wadsworth Having spent four plus decades in the world of plants, I am familiar with honey bees as companions in my garden, orchard, meadow, and, briefly, in a pair of poorly managed hives near our house. Their background murmuring and frenetic activity on warm days are a central part of the sights, scents […]

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Alicia Schwede, editor of Flirty Fleurs blog and owner of Bella Fiori
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Musings of a Florist :: The Early Days

Alicia Schwede, editor of Flirty Fleurs blog and owner of Bella Fiori Musings of a Florist :: visit flirty fleurs on Tuesdays and read a variety of musings by me – Alicia Schwede, editor of the blog.   I’ll be sharing some thoughts of what I’ve learned, what I would do differently, and what I’m […]

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Down on the Farm: A Glorious Summer at the Farm
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Down on the Farm: A Glorious Summer at the Farm

High summer has arrived, and we think Northwest Connecticut is as nice a place as any to enjoy it. Our cool, wet spring has our display gardens looking terrific, and we’re especially enjoying taking notes on a new Rose Garden that was installed last summer and fall. Our new Rose Garden features a wide variety […]

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