Marking Changes Over Time

The photos of my daughter Bridget were taken this past week on her wedding day. As a mother, I’ve witnessed many changes over her lifetime both subtle and dramatic. Then again, some things change and  some don’t.
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Inside Flowers and Outside Flowers

This year has been such a wonderful year for flowers that I’ve had a hard time cutting them. What’s the motivation? They’re thriving outside. All the peonies that have been staked, tied, keep coming. The rain has been brutal yet there is no denying the difference between last year and this. Would that every year were so!  Still, I’m starving for inside flowers!
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Gardens are more than flowers

Now that the bones of the new garden are in place, I’m learning each month what’s working or not from a plant perspective. At the same time, flower gardens are more than just flowers. A garden can be a sanctuary, a place for being.
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A New England Garden Grows Quickly

It’s hard to stay inside on computer when the garden is growing so fast- especially with all the rain we’ve had. Allium is a beautiful member of the onion family. It’s also a welcome addition to the garden when azaleas and lilacs fade.
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Survivor Plants

I’ve developed certain attitudes about plants overtime that are akin to attitudes about life. Attitudes evolve for a combination of reasons, some inherited, some experiential, some associative and some just whimsical.
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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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