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So far Pom Shillingford has created 8 blog entries.

Planting More Than A Seed

Autumn might not seem like the busiest time in a gardener’s calendar. Surely with the fading of blooms and dropping of leaves, this must be a quiet time compared to spring and summer. Actually, few things could be further from the truth. Fall is on a par with my busiest spring weeks. You’d be […]

By |2023-09-28T21:26:59-04:00September 28th, 2023|Home & Garden|

Making Scents

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. While Charles Dickens may well have been talking about two cities, my tale of hope and despair is about two scents – or rather one distinct lack of scent. However, the shared moral of both our stories is that things are not always […]

By |2023-07-29T12:03:38-04:00July 29th, 2023|Home & Garden|


I hate starting an article as a killjoy – especially when it comes to anything floral – but for this food and drink edition of Main Street Magazine before I get on to the waxing lyrical bit of how to incorporate flowers into your dining beyond those gracing the table top, a few words of […]

By |2023-07-03T18:36:25-04:00July 3rd, 2023|Home & Garden|

How to Condition Your Flowers

Over the last year of this column, I have talked a lot about growing flowers to cut and enjoy inside your home. Growing or sourcing local seasonal flowers has become the drum I like to beat (to death my husband would say!) be it for the environmental benefits and/or the emotional joy of creating your […]

By |2023-06-03T14:49:30-04:00June 3rd, 2023|Home & Garden|


If I say the words onion, garlic, and shallot, your mind might not automatically spring to images of beautiful perennial flower borders or even stunning floral arrangements. You are more likely to be picturing vegetable gardens or your kitchen counter. Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and these stalwarts of most people’s culinary repertoire […]

By |2023-05-02T21:35:09-04:00May 2nd, 2023|Home & Garden|

March Flowers Bring April –

Flower friends it is March! We are almost there. Lighter evenings, warmer temps, maybe just maybe we will get an early spring? Either way it is definitely time to start thinking seriously about the growing season ahead and make some decisions about what we want to have flowering in our gardens this year. 

If I […]

By |2023-03-02T16:21:28-05:00March 2nd, 2023|Home & Garden|


As an English native who ended up gardening in the New England entirely by mistake, my gripping about the length of the gardening season here knows no bounds. I will bore anyone with ears about it. However, the one silver lining to enduring our interminable winters here to then be slapped with an utterly miserable […]

By |2022-05-28T18:05:58-04:00May 28th, 2022|Home & Garden|
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