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Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut joined me in the garden at Connecticut Country House for some spring cleaning. I explained the importance of cleaning your garden beds in the spring; trying to remove as
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“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” – Al Bernstein   Please be sure to download your free June calendar for your desktop! http://noramurphycountryhouse.com/magazine/winter-2015/calendar/   Enjoy! Love, Nora

Moving furniture around at Connecticut Country House is an indoor and outdoor activity. Depending on what’s going on in the various gardens around the house, the whitewashed Adirondack-style chairs get hauled all-over to sit where
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…Lodge – my term for “a mess”. My hanging spice shelf embodied that term big time! You know, it’s one of those spots in the kitchen that truly ends up becoming a catch-all (just like
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There’s a relay race going on right now at Connecticut Country House, with one (or 2 or 3) woody-stemmed shrubs blooming at the same time. Their volume, color, and scents make the gardens truly come
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“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell   Love, Nora

Collecting woven serving trays is a great idea. Anything you serve on one instantly says naturally casual. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles, colors, materials, and sizes. Nesting a stack of them where
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Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla Mollis) is one of my favorite perennial cottage garden plants. These low maintenance plants are a perfect solution for edging your garden in a full sun to lightly shaded spot. About 10
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A New Day


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“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.” – Oprah
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What if you had a place to get away to for a few minutes everyday, a welcoming perch where you could see a fresh take on satisfying rustic nibbles and sips from my country kitchen
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