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Gardens Aglow

December 29th, 2015

This past weekend we went to the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden light event. The main part of the botanical gardens are lit up with thousands of light, I’m not 100% of the total number, but there are a lot of them! When I was in college in Cincinnati, we always went to festival of lights at the Cincinnati Zoo. It’s such a great way to celebrate the season and light up the dark winter nights.
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Holiday Cheer

November 30th, 2015

Yesterday afternoon, all the ladies loaded up in the car and headed to Kingwood Center in Mansfield, OH for their Christmas event. It was a nice event, there were gingerbread houses, outdoor lights, decorated Christmas trees, and of course hot chocolate and cookies!
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Of course the gardens were lovely in their nakedness, the structure of all the trees and shrubs really come through. The tags on the plants are also much easier to see without all the foliage in the way.
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All in all, it’s a wonderful event and quite a bargain at $5. I’d definitely recommend going closer to dark as the indoor activities don’t last long. I don’t mind walking around the garden looking at the plants, but the non-gardeners in our group weren’t as excited about that.

What holiday events do you attend every year?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.