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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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“Still Lifes”, Reflections in a North American November

“Still Lifes”, Reflections in a North American November

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Late November in North America, New England, this Sunday before Thanksgiving forms today’s perspective of this time of transition.  My days and scheduling go from the active creative process of landscape design installations and studio work to only studio work and “office chores”. That’s the category of business chores that are put off when I’m so actively...

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