Saturday, May 19, 2018


Spring is here in it's full glory, it took it's sweet time to arrive.......
but all is forgiven

How can we be angry with a show like this!

The Crab-apple trees are Amazing

The "Redbud" trees were the best I've seen in years

The Cherry trees, Magnificent 

We had lot's of rain making everything lush

The first year I've really noticed the red maples

Enjoy these fleeting moments of spring they won't be back til next year....... and won't be the
same ever again.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dangerously beautiful

And yet another setback to spring.
  Many homes without power, power lines, and tree branches down, frigid temperatures

When will it end

Monday, April 9, 2018

Ready for the next season

Once again spring is taking it's sweet time to show it's face around here.
Sure we have had some nice days, that were followed by days and days of cold, grey, and snow followed by more days of cold, grey, and snow. 

Even as I write this post, here it is April 9th we have snow flurries flying around, and grey skies. 
Last year on this date it was  unusually warm, 70 degrees

What is going on ??

My spring containers mostly consist of Pusy willow branches, silk stems, and preserved Eucalyptus.
My interpretation of spring.

The Robins are here, singing their songs and busy building nest, the Tulips are starting to show.
I'm ready for the next season....... maybe tomorrow.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Pusy willow time part 2 : What I did with the branches

Early, early early spring containers.  When a client say's she's tired of her winter containers, and would like a jump start on spring, I always try to accommodate.

It was a beautiful sunny day, about 40 degrees, and there was some snow on the ground.
The soil is still frozen, and it's too early to be planting anything. Pusy willow branches, boxwood cutting, preserved Eucalyptus and some silk stems were used.

The harshness of winter is over, but the warmth of spring is still a ways off.


Pusy willow time

The house is high end modern, and the arrangements in the pots reflect this feeling, the lavender collar of Eucalyptus softens the look

The branches are long, somewhat arching and full of fuzzy silver catskills when used in mass the effect is quite stunning

The fountain at the front of the house has not been filled with water yet, because of the weather, so arrangements were placed in container's and set in the basin of the fountain. Nobody wants to look at a empty hole. The branches give height too.

Maybe this is a new season for gardens, we'll call it Pusy willow time

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Pusy Willow time

One of my fondest memories is when my friend showed me the Pussy Willow that grew in his family's back yard. We were in Elementary school and ever since I was in love with these soft silver buds. 
My first sign of spring, along with "Robins"

It won't be long now