Category Archives: Spring

DID I HEAR A ‘HALLELUJAH’?

April 01, 2018

Did I Hear A 'Hallelujah'?

Did I hear a 'Hallelujah'? It must have come from inside me, from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head, because the spring festival has started. Though we have had four Nor’easters this March, I wouldn’t let it get me down because I knew spring was around the corner. The corner turns, and we can anticipate something better, warmer, brighter: the blue skies extending into evening, the wa...

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FLOWER QUOTE: THE DEEP ROOTS

March 26, 2018

Flower Quote: The Deep Roots

MY TWO CENTS The deep roots never doubt spring will come…For me, this quote is more than a quote about spring coming. It’s the reminder to believe, even in toughest and darkest times (as winter can feel like), that there is the spring that follows: light, beauty and renewal. It’s also a helpful quote for me as I look out and see more than a foot of snow covering the ground. I do know spring...

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THE REAL DIRT ON PREPARING YOUR SPRING GARDEN

March 25, 2018

Preparing Your Spring Garden

Last weekend in Westport, CT I attended one of Terrain’s Coffee and Conversation Events: Preparing the Spring Garden. I was there to get the real “dirt” on how to prepare my garden. Angela Truck, who is their Exterior Design Specialist, lead the conversation. As I have found from the other Coffee and Conversations, she has a wealth of knowledge and information. I learn something new every ti...

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SMELLING LIKE DIRT

June 16, 2015

Peruvian Daffodil

Yesterday’s quote by Margaret Atwood perfectly captures my latest Sunday in the garden: In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~ Margaret Atwood ~ As I prepare for a day of gardening, I start the day looking pretty normal with my hair pulled back, sunscreen on, dressed in black shorts and top (for obvious reasons) and standing in my gardening shoes. I grab lots of l...

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THE RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW, PART II

June 09, 2015

Protea

Having escaped the Gargoyle and now in the Grand Pavilion, I was struck by the amazing array of colors, flowers and variety on display. Where to start, but right where I’m standing at this moment. From South Africa, Kirstenbosch, National Biodiversity Institute. This display told the story of the many challenges of traveling from afar, as every flower was flown from South Africa only to ...

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THE RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW, PART I

June 02, 2015

Karma Thalia Dahlia

While walking through The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Chelsea Flower Show, I definitely felt a sense of joy as there was so much beauty and creativity. I was also amazed how each single exhibit was designed, curated and executed. I would imagine plans started at the end of the 2014 show and a year later physically brought together in less than a week to look so natural. Today I will share...

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A DREAM OF THREE YEARS

May 26, 2015

Countess of Wessex Clematis

In 2012, I purchased my first English Garden magazine where I learned about the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show held in London every May. It sounded like every flower and garden lover’s dream to attend, and it became a dream of mine. Somehow the last couple of years have come and gone, and I’ve thought about the show each year but never been able attend. Then this year, ...

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FORSYTHIA fər-ˈsi-thē-ə

April 28, 2015

Forsythia

A word that I enjoy saying because of how it rolls off my tongue, like Sunoco or Madagascar. A shrub I love seeing because it mutes out the grey, dreary sticks of winter in the Northeast with the most vibrant pop of yellow. It renews my spirit and gives me the belief that spring really is coming even if it seems like it’s moving at a snail’s pace. For me, it’s sunshine on earth, and it bring...

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG

March 24, 2015

Crocus Pickwick

Did I just hear a 'Hallelujah'? Maybe I felt it come from inside me, from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head, because spring has arrived. Though another 6” of snow fell on Friday, the Spring Equinox, it didn’t bother me because I knew we had turned the corner. The corner that one turns and can anticipate something better, something warmer, something brighter: the blue skies extending ...

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