It may be day ‘whatever’ of our new abnormal (not willing to call it new normal) but it is Day 5 of National/global poetry writing month. My group of poets has been hard at work collectively creating from around the globe. Apparently because I have time on my hands, I seeded another small poetry boom […]
A month’s hiatus means that the incredible lushness of the garden has gone undocumented. The rush of August weddings and events, and September travel, means I have come back to a slightly desiccated although still verdant garden where the dahlias and abutilon are going wild, the vegetables reaching the end of their life, and trees […]
Wedding work and the hot weather are wreaking a little bit of havoc with my fine tuned plan for one arrangement per week. There is still plenty blooming in the garden chiefly dahlias but some scattered annuals and perennials like loosestrife (captured in a pot), clematis, snapdragons, Alstromeria, agastache, abutilon, fuschia and the like, many […]
I never tire of dahlias – their endless color and bloom shape. This year I went overboard on a certain color, positive the summer brides would want it. Well, I guessed wrong! But there’s a silver lining in that I get the dahlias in my garden and my house bouquets. Here they are in a […]
June’s exuberance in a simple glass ginger-style vase. A riot of color in flowers such as roses, alstromeria, hosta leaves, hydrangea, penstemons. Dahlias Dicentra scandens (vining dicentra) Orlaya grandiflower, white lace flower and a few others!
If you go to a local garden store in these heady days of spring you’re likely to encounter pretty much all the colors of the rainbow and then some. But blue flowers, true blue flowers are the least common. Blue flowers tend more to purple in general which is why I grow these lovelies […]
It’s lilac season, or the end of lilac season as my lilacs are showing their age. Nonetheless, I thought a vignette featuring lilacs was/is in order. I only wish you could smell them too! Two elements of the vignette – The narrow green vase with allium, ladies mantel and columbine. The smallest element, with a […]