Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

I have a big garden so I am frequently overwhelmed by it. But I reminded myself recently just how much…

12 Garden Inspired Holiday Wreaths That You Can Copy

12 Garden Inspired Holiday Wreaths That You Can Copy

Wreaths are such ubiquitous holiday decorations, I find that most years I want to rebel against the traditional cliché of…

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Am I the only blogger who hasn’t written a story about how to upgrade grocery store flowers into something more interesting?…

In the Garden With Carly Cylinder – The Flower Chef

In the Garden With Carly Cylinder – The Flower Chef

I’ve been looking for a good excuse to commission and wear clothing made of fruit, veg, and flowers for years…

A Rose Named Julia

A Rose Named Julia

In 1998, when Danielle Hahn and her husband, Bill, decided to become rose growers on their 15-acre property in Carpinteria,…

The Festival of Children De-bunking Internet Lore

The Festival of Children De-bunking Internet Lore

  Here is the blow by blow chart of how this played out. (open chart images in a new tab…

Insta-Stalking Aussies and Hellebores

Insta-Stalking Aussies and Hellebores

There are only a couple of things that get me through the last days of winter –  insta-stalking Aussie gardeners…

Foraged Winter Wreath Making

Foraged Winter Wreath Making

I give up – I’ve been waiting for days to finish this little photo shoot of all the wreaths and…

Inspired By Luisa Brimble

Inspired By Luisa Brimble

I am nearly midway through a photography and styling class with Holly Becker of Decor8.  As we learn to create…

Freaky Florals: Last Minute Halloween Decoration Inspiration from Instagram

Freaky Florals: Last Minute Halloween Decoration Inspiration from Instagram

Instagram is my not-so-secret superpower (way more than pinterest these days!) and whenever I need an idea, the community of…

Harvesting Red Twig Dogwood Stems – When, Why, How and Where

Harvesting Red Twig Dogwood Stems – When, Why, How and Where

The time is just about here if you are interested in foraging or harvesting your garden for the beautiful red…

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

When I arrived home from Florida yesterday (I was there speaking at Epcot’s International Garden Festival) I noted a few…

Easy Earthy Tattoo Easter Eggs

Easy Earthy Tattoo Easter Eggs

I had a hunch that my kid’s temporary tattoos might be my easy trick for making interesting eggs this year….

Beautiful Baptisia + Peonies = Glorious Early Summer Arrangements

Beautiful Baptisia + Peonies = Glorious Early Summer Arrangements

Have you ever ‘weeded’ out a plant – sure that it was a nuisance only to realize later that it…

The Language of Spring in A Garden Inspired Easter Tree

The Language of Spring in A Garden Inspired Easter Tree

The old Germanic tradition of the Easter tree has made its way into modern American custom. These trees have not…

Modern Sustainable Roses

Modern Sustainable Roses

In 2008 the state of New York imposed new regulations on all government-owned properties – no longer would pesticide usage be…

New Shrubs for the Cutting Garden

New Shrubs for the Cutting Garden

I’m finally starting to believe that eventually these piles of snow will recede – we have a long way to go…

Snippets: Flora at Tower Hill  (And I’ll be Speaking)

Snippets: Flora at Tower Hill (And I’ll be Speaking)

Do you have plans this weekend? Why not take a hike outside and gather the makings of beautiful floral arrangement?…

Cat’s Whiskers

Cat’s Whiskers

During 2015 at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, we are preparing to focus our educational programming around the theme of Myth,…

Seasonal Container Garden: Whipping Up Some Holiday Containers

Seasonal Container Garden: Whipping Up Some Holiday Containers

After so many years of installing countless commercial and residential holiday containers, I could do it in my sleep. Seriously,…

The Bittersweet Dilemma – Solved!

The Bittersweet Dilemma – Solved!

After years of yanking the pervasive (and invasive) red roots of bittersweet from my garden beds, I am highly paranoid…

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