Celia Laighton Thaxter

by Celia Laighton Thaxter Buttercup nodded and said good-bye, Clover and Daisy went off together, But the fragrant Waterlilies lie Yet moored in the golden August weather. The swallows chatter about their flight, The cricket chirps like a rare good fellow, The asters twinkle in clusters bright, While the corn grows ripe and the apples…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

This past week, I started looking for perennials I want to divide. After the hail storm and siding installation we had earlier this month, I don’t feel too bad about digging up the plants. The garden looks tough. Might as well dig up old plants. I always start with my hostas – in part, because…

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August

by Celia Laighton Thaxter Buttercup nodded, and said good-bye; Clover and Daisy went off together; But the fragrant water-lilies lie Yet moored in the golden August weather.     Note: The poet Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894) grew up on an island. Her father built a hotel on Appledore Island, and it became a hub for…

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