Category: Garden

Private Edens and Garden Bits & Pieces

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Garden Week! You’re invited to pull on your gardening gloves and dig in with some virtual gardening as we share books, tour gardens, set tables, and enjoy some garden-inspired projects & recipes this week! Our third book to share this week~ Private Edens: Beautiful Country Gardens: Wander through twenty-one superb private…

Potting, Props, and Photos

 I’ve been busy potting with the arrival of spring and some guests. . . They travel with a suitcase of props~ throws and linens. . . A host of photography equipment I wouldn’t begin to know how to use. . . And best of all, a couple of buckets of flowers! To be perfectly honest I had…

Anyone Can Be A Gardener & Winners!

“Anyone can be a gardener. It’s simply a matter of choice. On the day you find yourself fretting about the first frost~ Or ruminating about  rhododendron color, The day you say to yourself, ‘I’m a gardener’– You are One. You need no degrees  or doctorates. No accumulations of blue ribbons at a prestigious Iris competition. No title bestowed by…

Spring at The Butchart Gardens

I had the good fortune to travel with my husband to Vancouver, British Columbia for a business conference a year ago last May~ our first trip enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a chance to visit our neighbors to the north in Canada. The Butchart Gardens in Victoria were on the “not-to-be-missed” list. If you…

Coffee, Tea, or Seed?

I found some silverplate pieces thrifting~ a few trays, a mismatched coffee server and some stray cream & sugars~  Tarnished and a few pieces pitted and scratched~  ideal for a little project for our feathered friends. I had a little tabletop fun celebrating their faded glory before I decided to give them a new life and repurpose…