Last year at this time, I spent the better part of the day in the garden getting ready for a bridal shower. This year, we’re in recovery just back from my daughter’s wedding. And the hosta blooms are incoming. In the middle of all the festivities, I rose to the occasion of a local garden show with Paola Pillows. I like to keep in the minds of gardeners and those who love flowers. The black and white print is a neutral variation of the red rose that I use for display purposes. Who knows, maybe we’ll be putting out a line in black and white. So many people are fearful to embrace the wild colors that float my boat. I’m listening to you!! Colors, like multiple prints can be challenging to put together in home décor. It’s why many turn to decorators from time to time.
To a great extent, I’ve paused on the creation of new art for Paola Prints designs to dig into the yard outside. Recognizing the origin of my designs as coming from local green and colorful residents, I do my best to treat those plants well during the summer months.
Presently, the hostas are almost full height and sending up their white floral spires. I was never impressed with hosta flowers before I associated myself with the Blue Mammoth and Blue Hawaii varieties. Their blue colors are soothing and their white blooms are positively creamy.
As our gardens are largely in shade from high overhead trees, the hostas enjoy free rein. Who doesn’t like a plant that grows freely without too much attention? The rewards are swift and continuous from the time their unfurled spears break through the early spring ground. New Hampshire Hostas is a great site to search out all kinds of hostas.
Classic is a wonderful Paola Prints hosta showing its full and dramatic bloom. The flowers may be out now, but how about in the dead of winter when you’re looking around for flowers and greens? You can see our entire line here.
Chris Smither is an American singer/songwriter. His music draws from the folk/blues genre. (Love his guitar too) Diana Krall, Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris have all performed his songs. I especially like his lyrics. I’m dedicating this song, “Leave the Light On,” to Bridget, my newly married daughter.
If the choice presents itself, and it will- I say choose love and friendship over excessive time spent amassing material wealth. The song could also be called, Tempis Fugit (Time Flies) a Latin phrase from Virgil’s “Georgics” –a sentiment older then the 18th century in which it was written!