Tulips Bring Spring Magic When You Really Need It.

Tired of snow? Now that it’s Spring, thoughts turn to tulips. This purple tulip reminds me of a crocus too. Honestly, I’ve never been a huge tulip fan, partly because you need to plant so many to achieve a reasonable outdoor presentation. Especially if you’re always stealing flowers for inside.
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Bring Your Own Sunshine To the Party

It’s time to get Spring serious. March 20 was the first day of Spring! If you have piles of snow outside like many of us do, it’s time to bring your own sunshine to the party. One of my new, up and coming Paola pillows is called Sunny- created from a sunflower in full bloom.
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In Savannah, Old Friends Are Forever Young

Telfair Academy is a neoclassical Regency mansion turned museum- built in 1818 in downtown historic Savannah. First home to the son of an American War patriot and later a public building. You may recognize the fellows out front from school studies of the ancients. I know I did.
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American History Offers Respite

 On Thursday and Friday we were en route home to Connecticut from Savannah. If you’ve never been south, you owe it to yourself to go. As per usual, it was wonderful. Full of the people and sights that many of us growing up in the Northeast haven’t had occasion to experience but need to. It was a visit full of American history.
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Spring and History -Comfort in Repetition

Yesterday afternoon we arrived in Savannah. It’s been a few years yet it feels like little has changed. It’s spring and the azaleas and camellias are in bloom. The grass is green -it happens sooner here then in New England, which is one reason we come.
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Red is all you’ll be wearing next fall. I’m ready, are you?

Really? Aside from the fact that most of us gardeners are ready to start spring, or at least daylight savings come March 12…why worry about something two seasons off? I just want you to be ready for it–red is going to be hot in Fall 2017. (Check out image #7) Personally, I fell for the color red many years ago. It’s one of those colors, like it or not, that has tremendous impact. Maybe that’s why it gets avoided. Generally speaking most people don’t want to call attention to themselves. Others choose red precisely for that reason. I love it
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