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A new take: Fall planters re-imagined

For many, fall is an epic time for decoration. Coming out of the bright hot summer, it offers a new color palate, new materials and every year has new ideas circulating. Chrysanthemums continue to be a fall mainstay, checking many boxes for a wonderful fall look. But...

Bringing some Spain to the Shore

Where Miguel Figueria grew up in Spain along the Atlantic coast, small personal vineyards were ubiquitous. Families raised the grapes, made their own wine and shared it with other families throughout the year at celebrations or for no other reason than being...

Pampas becoming a fit for any season

Surely somewhere, a blushing bride has shown her father her on-trend pampas grass bouquet inspiration only to hear him say, “ah, that stuff? It grows down the back lane all the time.” As usual, Dad’s right. The airy, boho trend of dream weddings is indeed something...

Love story: The trees we leave behind

Mindie Burgoyne’s love affair with trees goes all the way back to her childhood. She wrote about her deeply rooted connection in a blog post, “How to Talk to Trees” (https://travelhag.com/how-to-talk-to-trees/). Forthrightly stated, the words are helpful how to hints...

Prices are right for preserving farmhouse

(This article marks the fourth in a series focusing on historic farmhouses on the Mid-Shore. These homes have been in the same family for decades, and are being given new life by the younger generation that now lives in them.) In Kennedyville, just down the road from...

Haunted Antiques

(Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series featuring art and antiques of the Eastern Shore. DeeDee Wood is the owner of Black Cat Curiosities, an online antiques research and sales venue.) Chesapeake Ghosts is an unusual tourist industry business on the...

Let’s learn to fall into good habits

My favorite season of the year is here and once again, despite my vow to not overextend my schedule too much, I have once again done just that. Do you feel this way too? I feel like I work more and play less — and my down time is spent recharging my batteries rather...

Use off-time to add late color splash

The October to-do list is shorter than past months, but the tasks are no less important. Try to tidy up the garden, plant spring flowering bulbs, add to your perennial garden, and incorporate shrubs with glorious fall color to your landscape before cold days arrive....