Hedging…your beds…

Hedges, both practical and ornamental have been part of landscapes (around the world) for centuries.  They were originally used to create borders around private property and cultivated fields, to protect from prevailing winds, and then as an integral element in garden design. There are many options for hedging shrubs or trees.  Often what determines what… Continue reading Hedging…your beds…

The Waiting Game…

Experienced gardeners know that Nature works on her own schedule.  Impatient gardeners (like me), think we can manipulate our gardens to run on our timelines, and often we find out the hard way, that we don't possess magical powers.  Waiting for the weather to warm up, the wind to die down, the frosty overnight temperatures… Continue reading The Waiting Game…

Mother’s Day

This will be the first Mother's Day that I will not have my mom here to celebrate with.  Her birthday was always close to or on Mother's day...this year she would have been celebrating her 90th birthday. It doesn't matter how old you are, there is always that person in your life who you can… Continue reading Mother’s Day

Simple Pleasures…

If the past two months have taught us anything, I hope we now realize that we shouldn't put off doing the things we've talked about doing or more importantly dreamed about.  We've never really known what may be around the corner, but this situation is teaching us not to wait around to find out. By… Continue reading Simple Pleasures…

Is there a silver lining…

    Being at home for the past couple of weeks has given us plenty of time to think about how we spend our time and what is important to us. My house is cleaner now than it has ever been.  I've been spring cleaning like never before and trying to find small projects to… Continue reading Is there a silver lining…

Is it Spring yet…

  I'm starting to feel like kids do after a long road trip...are we there yet?  And by there I mean Spring.     The days are getting longer, the sky may be blue and the sun shining through the window is warm, but after the temperatures plummeted and the snow fell this past weekend,… Continue reading Is it Spring yet…

Off to market…

This quote from Richard Branson is almost amusing.   As we know,  Sir Branson has been very successful in business, but I agree that the best pay off for an entrepreneur is to have it both ways. Finding that delicate balance is the tricky part.  When I had my boutique, I confess that it was always… Continue reading Off to market…

Re:Plenish…

  By now, I'm hopeful that most people believe in the science of climate change.  All you have to do is turn on the news on any given day, in any corner of the planet and you will witness some horrific crisis.  Due to extreme heat, wind and drought, we've seen the devastation in Australia… Continue reading Re:Plenish…

Trick or treat…

Original Halloween traditions look nothing like the celebrations of today.  Thousands of years ago, the Celtics, who inhabited Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, held the Festival of Samhain to mark the end of summer and harvest and the beginning of a new year, November 1.   This was considered a time of death...the… Continue reading Trick or treat…