Perennial Favorites….

Perennial Favorites….

Flowers
They were slooooow coming, this season’s perennials. Despite the cold snap that froze the about half the buds slap off the Camellia, nearly all the buds off the Star Magnolia, most of the perennials stayed low and held off pushing out–which was a good thing. I don’t think I ever had as fine a stand of Bluebells and Woodland Phlox. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I consider perennials to ... Read more
Wonderful Winter…

Wonderful Winter…

Design & Garden Tips Plants Tis The Season
The conversation went something like this: Gabi: “Mom, I hate the way this hair color looks compared to the re-growth.” (Back story: A few months ago, Gabi entrusted her waist-length locks to a just-out-of-beauty-school girlfriend for a complex ombre style. As you can imagine, it didn’t go just right and the color correction resulted in the need for a very dark color to go on top to cover it.)  ... Read more
Just so Briefly…

Just so Briefly…

All Posts Design & Garden Tips Flowers
This was published on April 10, 2014 as an email newsletter. “Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour.”   Robert Frost   Ephemerals.  Things, or in this case flowers, that are fleeting.  Short on bloom time.  Sometimes not even for a whole day. Stop now and look.  Fill your eyes. In addition to ... Read more