Scissor Hands…

    Some of you will remember the fantasy movie, "Edward Scissorhands" from the early 1990s.  Although this post has nothing to do with the movie, the one thing I remember about the storyline was the whimsical topiaries that Edward created with his scissor hands.     This is the entry to the home of… Continue reading Scissor Hands…

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

Social Distancing…

Social and distance are two words with opposite meanings that usually don't get mentioned in the same sentence. I know social distancing was a phrase completely foreign to my personal lexicon! As the weeks go by, I'm sure you are like me, you're missing your old lifestyle, your friends, your family, and your freedom to move about… Continue reading Social Distancing…

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…

An Unlikely Guest Emerges…

My mom, Judy (author of Apres CC on Whyte), and I were having one of our daily discussions when I inquired, “What are you writing about this week?” She was at a loss; I made of few suggestions as usual (I can’t help myself), to which she replied, "Guest blogger?” This is not the first… Continue reading An Unlikely Guest Emerges…