‘Reine des Violettes’ Seeing these little rosebuds peeping out from the leaves of our roses today felt like such a blessing because I really wasn’t sure they were going to make it through these freezing temps. Although we certainly are not out of the woods yet, as I type this there is a refreshing spring… Read More
Vintage lucite, vintage pressed glass and sterling silver. In the shop.
This mid-spring blooming magenta clematis boasting blooms approximately 4 inches across with 8-9 overlapping petals was purchased for $1 in the Sad Plant Section of Lowes a couple of years ago. Barely a twig when I brought it home, it’s finally flourishing and blooming. Initially, I guessed it was ‘Pink Champagne’ (syn: ‘Keiko’) but the… Read More
37 container roses crammed unceremoniously into our garage to wait out what could be a pretty severe “winter” storm When I woke up this morning and saw the forecast calling for a severe winter storm (up to 8″ of snow in some areas with heavy winds), I thought I was taking crazy pills. Only a… Read More
My method of gardening is the same way I cook meals: a lot of instinct and often thrown together willy-nilly. This is not because I am a culinary or landscaping genius, quite the contrary, a big emphasis on the “not.” In fact, probably my biggest weakness as a gardener is that my gardens tend to… Read More
Mr & Mrs Eastern Bluebird have spent the better part of the last week reinvestigating the bluebird house we’ve placed for them in the garden. They do this every year and it’s a joy to watch, but I doubt they’ll nest there. They’re savvy house hunters and like to comparison shop, I suppose. I’m thoroughly… Read More
Whenever the UPS truck pulls up in front of our house I instantly pop up from my desk and watch to see if he’s coming to our door (if you’re picturing something along the lines of a prairie dog, you’re not too far off). I wasn’t expecting any deliveries today so I was completely baffled… Read More