May-June 2015

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Prescott Park's rich gardens and history

Thanks to two generous sisters with foresight and means, Prescott Park has become one of the linchpins of Portsmouth.

A perfect home for New Hampshire Chronicle's history buff

Fritz Wetherbee’s Acworth house complements his passion and his work.

A marvelous mix of modern and traditional styles

A Portsmouth designer transforms her historic home into a comfortable, fun, one-of-a-kind space.

Ideas and suggestions for the perfect homegrown flower bouquets

Floral arrangements created from your garden are fresh, beautiful and unique.

Gardening for serenity

Inspired by Japanese traditions, Palmer Koelb grows specialty trees in the foothills of the White Mountains and designs gardens.

Ten tips to make cut flowers last longer

Create a beautiful homegrown bouquet and keep it beautiful with these 10 tips

Creating a plant-lover’s paradise

after Falling in love with a Francestown property, a couple restore the eighteenth-century house there and transform two of the acres into extraordinary gardens.

The Art of the Artichoke

A little bit of extra work reaps big rewards!

Artichoke and Cheese Crostini

Crostini means “little toasts.” Small slices of baguette bread are browned in a little olive oil, grilled or toasted, and topped with artichokes and cheese. This is a delicious make-ahead addition for a buffet.

Braised Artichokes

Braising artichokes (slowly cooking them in a small amount of liquid) leaves them tender and flavorful. Spoon some of the braising liquid over them for serving.

Artichoke and Leek Tart

This artichoke and leek tart can use frozen artichoke hearts and ready-made puff pastry.

Artichoke and Potato Casserole

This Artichoke and Potato Casserole has “company” written all over it. It is a dish inspired by my Sicilian heritage. Sicilians love artichokes and deftly prepare them in unique ways: baked stuffed with breadcrumbs and cheese; slowly stewed with tomatoes and onions; fried so the leaves are as crisp as potato chips; and roasted in hot embers right on the ground!

Garden must-haves

It's finally springtime and finally time to get your hands dirty. So go ahead, play outside in the gardens and accessorize your favorite hobby with these great finds.
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