August 3, 2015

Checking On My Vegetable Garden

Thank you for all the birthday wishes and lovely comments I’ve received. I enjoyed a wonderful celebratory weekend with my family.

Last week, while I was home at the farm, I took some time to tend to my vegetable garden, which is now located by the chicken coops. The garden is so much fun to visit right now because of all the growing produce - there are new vegetables popping up every day.

A couple of weeks ago, I posted photos of how it was doing. Here are some pictures of how it’s changed in such a short time. The harvesting has begun - enjoy.

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August 1, 2015

The Mount Desert Island Hospital Farmhouse Dinner

A benefit dinner to support a good cause and a very important organization.

During a recent trip to Maine, I attended the Mount Desert Island Hospital Farmhouse Dinner. It was held in the century-old Farmhouse, whose gardens were originally designed by the well-known landscaper, Beatrix Farrand.

The MDI hospital is among the nation’s leading rural healthcare organizations, serving Maine’s downeast region since 1897. It provides 24-hour, responsive, patient-centered medical care to its community. It was not only a pleasure to be invited, but I also presented a dish for the event. I chose to bring a mouthwatering dessert. Take a look at these photos to see what I made, and how it turned out.

Have a good weekend!

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July 31, 2015

A Garden Tour at Skylands

A wonderful garden tour at Skylands, my home in Maine.

As many of you know, every now and then, I enjoy opening my gardens for private walking tours. When my schedule allows, I also love giving the tours myself - it’s always fun to share stories and techniques with other passionate gardeners.

During my last visit to Maine, I hosted a garden tour for The Garden Conservancy Society of Fellows - a committed group of garden enthusiasts and some of the Conservancy’s most dedicated supporters. These members tour various landscapes across the United States and abroad, where they can explore, learn and find gardening inspiration.

We all had a lovely time, and my gardens at Skylands looked so beautiful and inviting - it was a pleasure to host this gathering. Take a look at my photos…

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