All posts filed under: flowers

Oh Happy Day

Erin Benzakein’s book, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden has just been released and it is glorious in every way. Happy day indeed.     If you are a flower farmer, or an enthusiastic amateur that wants to squeeze as many flowers as possible into your garden […]

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Eating My Words

I always said, firmly, that I was not going to ‘get into’ orchids because, even from a distance I could see the dangerous rabbit hole that would lead to an orchid addiction.     Well, I slipped. I held out for a long time but in […]

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Signs of Spring

After the relatively mild winter we just went through, I thought we might be in for an early, warm (and quick to finish) spring, but so far, spring has proceeded as usual with whiplash weather (yesterday alternated between sunny skies and pelting sleet and back […]

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Flower Gallery: Clematis

When the clematis begin blooming here it means that spring is slipping away and summer is on the doorstep. Most everyone is familiar with the large flowered clematis, like the nearly ubiquitous rich purple “jackmanii” (which should be in everyone’s garden because it’s amazing). These […]

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Flower Gallery: Peonies

Flower Gallery: Peonies

It’s been a great year for the peonies – they’ve been blooming beautifully for nearly a month. They’re just about done now though, so it’s time to bid them a fond farewell until next year.

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Flower Gallery: Daffodils

Flower Gallery: Daffodils

Daffodil season is at it’s height right now, an all-too-brief period of happiness in flower form. It’s awful hard not to smile when the daffodils are blooming again after a long, cold, grey winter. Most of these daffodils are from the perennial beds; those in […]

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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

It’s still a bit chilly (it is still March after all), but the snow is gone and the birds are singing and there are definite signs of life again in the garden. This might not look like much at the moment, but in about two […]

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The Poor Man’s Rose

The Poor Man’s Rose

I’m a strong believer in the importance of having live greenery and flowers in the house – nothing else adds charm, character, beauty and color to a home quite so easily. With the wide range of bulbs, perennials and annuals that I grow in my […]

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