The Charmingly Resilient Daffodil

  Snow.  Freezing temperatures.  Rain.  Wind.  I think it’s safe to say that the weather this week has dampened the spirit of gardeners and flower enthusiasts, but hopefully not for long.  Six inches of snow in early April is never desirable, but especially not when the weather this winter was mild enough to encourage spring […]

Under Cover

It certainly feels like a New England spring to me!  We’ve had snow, rain, and 65 degree weather all within several days.  It’s always interesting when I hear people wondering if their spring bulbs will be okay.  My answer: yes!  These bulbs are not as temperamental as is often thought.  They can handle the changes […]

New Trials

  It is starting to feel like spring and I couldn’t be more excited about it!  Each fall, when we put the gardens to bed and I feel a bit worn out by the long gardening season, I wonder if I’ll be ready for planting again in the spring.  However, the relative quiet of winter […]

Gettysburg, July 1863

Our collection of 500 letters from the Civil War has one glaring omission. Ario Pardee Jr.’s letters from Gettysburg are missing, and prolonged efforts to locate them (both nationally through Civil War collection experts and through present-day Pardee family members) have proved unsuccessful. We recently received, however, a copy of Ario Pardee Jr.’s report to […]