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Back to the Furniture

This past April, I made my annual pilgrimage to North Carolina and the High Point Market, the world’s largest home furnishings and decor show. It was as inspiring and overwhelming as always. After looking at thousands of products and designs, I noticed five emerging trends. 1. Color: Overall, warm neutrals dominated the 2017 spring Market. Sophisticated… Read More

Linda Holt

Humbled by Humus

Misadventures in Composting It is difficult to imagine what an adventure in composting would look like, but when it comes to misadventures in composting, I speak from copious experience. On farms and fields, I have appreciated the windrows of good compost steaming in the cool mornings like well-worked horses. I have admired the fistfuls of… Read More

Sarah Courchesne
MVMA Home Chic 2017

2017 MVMA Winners – Home Chic

Thousands of ballots have been cast, the results tabulated, and now we present the winners of the 2017 Merrimack Valley Magazine Awards. This spring, the top picks in all categories were chosen by our readers via our online voting platform. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and congratulations to all the… Read More

Doug Sparks

Gardening Essentials – Pulling Bittersweet

Engaging with Invasive Species. Spring uncovers the corpses. When the ice is off the little pond, bloated gray frog bodies roll to the surface. A fox that died by the road and rolled into the ditch is a matted rug and bones. The chokeberry I transplanted at the height of last year’s drought to make… Read More

Sarah Courchesne
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