Decorating with Pollinators

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This holiday season is the bee’s knees at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Connecticut! Once the home of business woman, dairy breeder, and philanthropist Frances Osborne Kellogg, the museum is now owned and operated by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. For more than thirty years, garden clubs and organizations have decorated the museum. This year’s holiday theme honors the pollinators, the animals who are essential for the survival of humans, wildlife, and the earth. Each room has bee-utiful decorations representing peculiar pollinators like bats and lemurs to familiar ones like bees and butterflies.

Heritage Roses in Bloom at the Stowe Center!

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by Beth Burgess The Stowe Center’s grounds in Hartford, Connecticut provide an oasis of beauty in a busy urban neighborhood, attracting tourists, students, and scholars from around the world to walk in the footsteps of the woman whose words changed … Continued

Winter Aconite

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One of the first flowers to emerge in late winter is Eranthis hyemalis, commonly called “Winter Aconite”. Their bright yellow flowers and jester collared leaves are one of the first signs at Weir Farm National Historic Site that Spring is … Continued

Autumn Musings

Many thanks to Rose Riley, Master Gardner, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Wethersfield, CT Rose wrote this in early December, sorry about the delay in posting…although with the warm weather, hopefully much is the same! Autumn Musings Autumn always makes me mindful of spring. … Continued