Communicating Garden Design Through Pictures

I’m not entirely sure how long I’ve been communicating with the world through pictures but I suspect it’s a habit as old as me. I love to draw and paint, and so communicating about a proposed garden design visually, makes perfect sense. Besides, I think better drawing.
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ICFF Takes the Day in New York

Larry and I completed our annual pilgrimage to ICFF ( the international furniture fair) and SURTEX (surface design show) at Javitts, NYC on Monday. It’s easy to get overwhelmed if you haven’t been before and continues to overwhelm yearly if you don’t take a reasonable lunch break. Which we’ve learned to do. I was reminded of  the sometime, mind -numbing museum trips as a child to every museum in the Washington, DC area. Thank God for the diversion offered by American Indian displays and dinosaurs at the old Smithsonian.
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Rogue Tulips Heading Out

Tulips. At least in my gardens in Litchfield  Connecticut, are celebrating their last hurrah. I enjoy them, in a way even more then when they first show up. Why is that a tulip becomes so much more invigorated with age?
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Will There Be Serenity This Week?

When we bought our serenity statue five years ago and installed him in the garden, I had no idea I’d spend so much of the last weeks fighting to save his life. He’s been a favorite fixture in the garden, watching over it as it grows. His seat under the Japanese maple is a perfect fit.
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Hostas Up and Coming

In the world of flowers, hostas do well as faithful border plants, returning each spring and spreading- blooming innocuously in the shade. Nothing much to write home about.
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Eclectic Home Decor

Joseph Louis Juste is a 20th century Haitian metal artist whose work would rightfully be called eclectic. After falling in love with this piece at a great place called Black Rock Galleries (several floors of eclectic home décor)…
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The Many Faces of Spring

This week, I had the pleasure of cleaning the garden as tulips and daffodils spotted the landscape. I don’t have a lot of tulips because my garden is new, and well, you know how it goes, you can’t never get enough tulips. Do I pick or do I leave them out to decorate the land before all the green returns? The azaleas are all budded up- I’m so relieved to see them this year- they totally bagged out last year. But guess what? With the threat of frost, we ran around the other night with bed sheets and clothes pins
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You’re no Michelangelo!

Ever heard that? It’s easy to forget that although Michelangelo is a standard for artistic excellence, he suffered many of the issues artists often do- finding success against the odds. His mom died when he was six and his business -oriented dad wasn’t too keen on his career choice.
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