While we still haven’t seen any real snow, it is bitter cold here in Maryland. Too cold for little old me to venture out into the garden, so I think I will pull out the newly arrived garden catalogs and start dreaming (er, I mean planning) for spring.
A couple of years ago, I was [...]
What is it about Spring and sunshine that just puts a smile on my face?
Welcome, April. I’m so glad you’re finally here!
One of my favorite haunts at the MaryJane’s Farm Sisterhood chatroom is the Farmgirl Barter section. Let me tell you folks – this is just the most awesome thing. Earlier this month I got my feet wet by offering up some back issues of Sew Beautiful magazine that I no longer need but was sure [...]
Victoria Magazine, Casting a Decorative Spell, October 1998
This weekend I have been able to sneak out into the garden for a bit. Everywhere I looked there were plants that needed attention – I’m afraid I was a rather lazy gardener last fall and didn’t put things to bed properly. So yesterday [...]
The end of the school year is always crazy busy with last minute assessments, parent meetings and wrapping up paperwork. I try and spend a few moments in the garden before leaving for work each day, enjoying the gift of this year’s antique roses. These highly scented beauties bloom only once per year, but they [...]
There is just something about peonies. Lush, blowzy, romantic, extravagant. I am always excited when the peonies in my garden begin to bloom. A couple of years ago I had an opportunity put in a garden that is half herbs, roses and perennials, and half raised beds for veggies, raspberries, annuals etc. I decided to [...]
I just love the month of May. Spring is in full bloom here in Maryland, and all of my lovely lady friends come calling for their annual visit. Fatin Latour, Chloris, Gypsy Boy, Mme Hardy, Francois Juranville, Debutante, Gardenia, Green Mantle, Moiseii and Aviateur Blerot stop by in all their finery for a few weeks. [...]
It came unexpectedly – a large package from my brother in the Midwest. And inside……
A vintage scrapbook, lovingly put together by a garden enthusiast. Dating from the 1940′s through the 70′s, it includes clippings of ideas, articles on gardens clubs, photos of gardens she would like to have…
A glimpse [...]