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Fall Container Planting Ideas

Fall Container Planting Ideas

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 | 0 comments

It’s the time of year we swap out summer annuals and create a harvest or fall theme.  These fall container planting ideas show arrangements that carry past Thanksgiving in the Northeast. Plants include ornamental kale ( both large and small varieties) , pansies,  a “grass”, that won’t die at the first hard frost, and a mini pumpkin....

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Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Ah, Saturday morning. It’s a frosty start in mid-November and a perfect time to plant ‘Paperwhite’ bulbs for indoor flowering. And, make a fall and later flowering winter centerpiece.  Planted now, they’ll  bloom in late December and perfume your house, too. Last week I popped into my local garden center and bought ten...

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An Antidote to Winter’s Blahs

An Antidote to Winter’s Blahs

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 | 0 comments

New England midwinter and I find myself contemplating the snow patterns on the roof.  Wondering how I can use the patterns I see in my current design work.  No brain storm to date.  But understanding the fascination drove me to my local garden center seeking some intense new color for my winter weary soul. Voila!  These cyclamen did the trick!...

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Pink Roses Counter Winter

Pink Roses Counter Winter

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 | 0 comments

So much depends on the crystal vase filled with pink roses on the black counter mid winter. That’s my paraphase of William Carlos Williams poem about white chickens.  I’m constantly amazed to discover what an inexpensive grocery store flower bunch does to counter the frozen winter landscape. It brightens the scene and adds a splash of color and...

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Happy Solstice, One and All

Happy Solstice, One and All

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 | 1 comment

Inside: Orchids in blush, white, and deep mauve, white Paper-white narcissus, red amaryllis, cream hellebore, ribbons, bows, bright reflective baubles, fragrant white and pink lilies adorn different rooms. And outside: pictured below a container filled with needled conifer with Daphne, rhododendron & winter-berries I see everytime I enter the sun room....

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