The Lingering Orange Thunbergia

I just planted my new Thunbergia in a place of honor in the formal garden. Will it winter over in New England? Going to try BUT I think it will need to come inside ( it’s native to Africa and Madagascar)…along with its friend the NOT hardy fake maple plant… Only special healthy annuals are given berth indoors. This is the time of year when my thoughts turn indoors- how about you?…Maybe that includes new room arrangements, new colors, updated pieces of furniture or re-organization. I remember this image I saved when we were doing our home. Love it. The
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Bamboo Thrives in Connecticut

Well sort of. We’ve now installed bamboo both outside and inside the house. We love the look of it and how it works with the landscape. Outside bamboo requires the maintenance of wood but is probably a little easier than re-finishing wooden decks, for example. Our bamboo flooring is harder and is lasting better then hardwood.
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Heavenly Blue Indigo in a Morning Glory

Indigo blue is the color of a magnificent aging morning glory. Morning glories open in the morning and die at night. The color indigo is described as between (primary) blue and the color violet on a color wheel. It’s sometimes called blue violet. Think blueberries or new blue jeans. Indigo is thought to embody the concepts of stability and truthfulness. “True blue.” Its closeness to violet also calls to mind authority and royalty.
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All Dimensional- The Life of An Artist

We visited a great antique art shop in Gloucester MA last week.  A. P. H. Waller Antiques & Sons- Antiques & Fine Art. They had furniture and home décor items but the emphasis was clearly on three- dimensional art. I felt right at home. I’ve included some photos below.
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Living a Colorfully Diverse Life

Many say that we’ve become intolerant of people different from ourselves. You can see evidence that supports this. Living in places where we only hang out with people like us or putting our noses in a phone everywhere we go. Sometimes, we engage in a lot of inward turning – regardless of which side of the proverbial aisle we live on.
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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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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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