Bartzella Peony: A Must Add Plant in 2013

Bartzella Peony: A Must Add Plant in 2013

Over the past couple of weeks, the garden staff of Coastal Maine Botanical Garden has been getting together to walk…

Color Thoughts For The Harvest

Color Thoughts For The Harvest

With the Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement Class coming up I have been out in the garden gathering materials. Thinking about color…

Inspiration for Thanksgiving Floral Workshop

Inspiration for Thanksgiving Floral Workshop

I’ve been outside snipping little bits, gathering tiny treasures from nature and making inspiration boards for the Thanksgiving Floral workshop…

Thanksgiving Flower Arranging Class

Thanksgiving Flower Arranging Class

Do you have a list? I hate to call it a ‘bucket list’ because I quite frankly hate to use…

Snippets: Misfit Bouquet

Snippets: Misfit Bouquet

Oh, the end of the annual cutting garden is here. Drips and drabs are hanging on- a few zinnias and…

Snippets: Fall Flower Arranging

Snippets: Fall Flower Arranging

How about some fall arrangement inspiration from our lovely Roanne?   She picked all the flowers and ingredients for this…

Favorite Fall Flower: Gaura

Favorite Fall Flower: Gaura

There were just four little pots left at my local country store….so I pounced.   I have admired Gaura for some time,…

Manger Flower Cake

Manger Flower Cake

Do you need a little break from Chelsea coverage? (I do). I picked my first from-the-garden bouquet yesterday.  It is…

Inspirations From A Wedding Blog

Inspirations From A Wedding Blog

It’s wedding season and for the first time in a few years I get to think about weddings.   One…

The Lawn Chronicles

The Lawn Chronicles

We’ve discussed the the lawn replacement (I still have no resolution on that) and now I think we need to…

Wedding Garden – Before and After

Wedding Garden – Before and After

Between a lot of  special events and travel and school vacation week, I am really struggling to maintain a normal…

Omori Japanese Street Flowers

Omori Japanese Street Flowers

When I travel, the wealth of small but remarkable ideas that passes before my eyes always pleases me.  Doing a…

Snippets: The Begonia Bug

Snippets: The Begonia Bug

I have the begonia bug. N and I have been cutting leaves and placing them in old apothecary jars and…

Snow Drop Terrariums

Snow Drop Terrariums

Snowdrops are coming up everywhere. N and I found a big swath of flowers that were growing behind the base…

Gathering from the Garden

Gathering from the Garden

Good Monday To You! —  I am in Raleigh, NC for an interesting event (I will tell you more about…

Sunday Morning, What is it?

Sunday Morning, What is it?

Wind has made my weekend a bit different than I had expected….yesterday’s snowboarding was canceled (my family does not mix…

Dish Soap Vases – Of Course!

Dish Soap Vases – Of Course!

Dish soap vases.  Who hasn’t had an impromptu one of these before?  But mine were never this cute….rather they had all the…

Happy Monday! & A Rose Birth Month Calendar

Happy Monday! & A Rose Birth Month Calendar

I’m starting slow today — it is a holiday for many after-all (Happy President’s Day!). I have been working on…

Snippets: Cornus Mas

Snippets: Cornus Mas

A MIXED BORDER CUTTING GARDEN MUST HAVE PLANT: CORNUS MAS -Cornelian cherry Zone 4-8 Blooms late March to early April…

Trend: Deconstructed Florals

Trend: Deconstructed Florals

Care for a little trend spotting first thing on a Monday Morning?  I’m noticing (what I’ll call) ‘deconstructed florals’  all…

Rosa Blaze Look-A-Likes?

Rosa Blaze Look-A-Likes?

Please excuse my absence yesterday….I was up at 4AM with my Dad going to airport and was pretty wrecked the rest of…

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