When Tracy Furey, the Executive Producer of WFSB’s Better Connecticut, asked me about pruning a hydrangea shrub for an upcoming segment, little did I realize that once our sharp pruners were out, there was no stopping us! Being the great sport that he is, Scot Haney (co-host of Better Connecticut) joined me at Connecticut Country…

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Drum roll please! The 3 winners for 3 pairs of Weekend Passes for the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, New York, June 1-3, are: Cathy Carron, Patricia Rafalko, and Cindy Moeller! Congratulations! Please email me ([email protected]) your mailing addresses, so I can mail out your passes to you ASAP! A great, big THANK YOU to…

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Hi dear friends! It’s that time of year again for the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, New York, June 1-3. ! I just love this fair! I’ll be presenting again this year (Friday, June 1st at 2:00 PM), sharing stories and beautiful photographs about my upcoming book, Nora Murphy’s Country House Style – Making Your…

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Dear friends! Our Spring/Summer Nora Murphy Country House Garden Issue is here! Inspired by my crazy passion for flowers I’ll take you for a tour around my country house to introduce you to my favorite garden plants and share my best gardening tips. Then, we’ll sail to the island of Nantucket, where I hope to…

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It’s the season for flowers in all shapes, sizes, and flavors! An absolutely beautiful, and delicious thing to serve for your Mother’s Day brunch or dessert, these Apple Roses are so unbelievably easy to make. Last weekend, I made a double batch to serve at a dear friend’s birthday party, and one of the best compliments…

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146 wonderful comments later, the winner chosen at random is Gina Moran! Congratulations Gina! I hope your mom enjoys her Pink Peony Mother’s Day Gift Box! Thank you so very much dear friends for entering, and if you would like to purchase the spring flower scent you chose, please click here, and I can get…

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’re giving away 1 Mother’s Day Gift Box ($48.00 value) to a lucky winner! To enter, just leave a comment below on which springtime flower scented box you wish to win for the mom in your life! Choose a favorite springtime flower scent and matching card image: Blushing Viburnum Natural…

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So what’s a Trillium you may ask?  Known for their delicate beauty, trilliums are woodland plants prized by both gardeners and nature lovers—in part because even in the wild it takes four to seven years(!) for the plants to reach flowering age. The New England Wild Flower Society celebrates the beauty of 21 species of trilliums…

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