Consider….. the container (for gardening)

      Consider the container I am lucky enough to have a decent sized garden. And yet, I am drawn to container planting for a variety of reasons.  Containers allow you to grow (and contain) plants that might be invasive (or aggressive) in your zone.  They let you play with color combinations and plant […]

Drinks you can count on, adult version

Besides discovering and rediscovering the joys of cooking, baking, crafts, sorting and cleaning, happy hours just got happier for some as people also explore the joys of home bartending*. While I myself am on a temporary alcohol retreat (picked a perfect time didn’t I?) not everyone is.  And for that I raise a glass to […]

I’m thinking of…. chicken soup.

I’m thinking of Chicken Soup Why? Because it is the ultimate comfort food.  Chicken noodle soup is one of Campbell soups top sellers probably because it’s a go to for eaters seeking a little coziness (or even health). And chicken broth is the basis of a lot of different soups from your basic Chicken Noodle, […]

Spring is not sequestered

Welcome to my rebooted blog. At the urging of my sister and friends, I am rebooting my blog to give you give inspiration, hope, and ideas as we collectively face a pandemic.  Ordinarily this site focuses on my flower business and floral art.  Given the times we’re in, I’m breaking my own boundaries and expanding […]

Mumvember: Focus on flowers

Once again (hooray) I was part of the Lan Su Garden Ninth Moon celebration, a juried show of floral design.  As usual there were some fabulous, fabulous pieces but I wanted to focus on the blooms themselves not the structure or cleverness of design.  For that reason, I highlighted just a few blossoms, some of […]

Week 45: New vessel

I can’t quite for the like of me figure out how I’ve gotten so behind on my 52 week challenge.  I know I missed some weeks for traveling and the like but had I been on track, the year would have been over in September.  Nonetheless, I still have some vases and vessels to feature […]

Week 44 Unusual suspects

  One of the things I love about this time of year is that it encourages (forces?) me to look at my garden differently, finding things that are not usually considered arrangement material. This piece, in a hand made, raku fired vase, feature typical things and a-typical ones.  The Chinese lanterns are a very usual […]