Italian Flair.

Italian Flair.

I made a sweet garden score at Home Goods last night. Which is never hard to do. I went on a mission, and I met it perfectly. Recently, I’ve been watching YouTube videos of renovations of old Italian houses. Some are projects that the often savvy and stylish...
Garden Snippings.

Garden Snippings.

As summer marches on, I find myself deadheading and snipping the plants and flowers more often to help encourage continued blooming for what’s left of the summer. I still want my porch to look magical as I leisurely work the summer rocker and read the Sunday NY...
Nature’s Offerings.

Nature’s Offerings.

My 15-Minute Friday Garden blog can be summed up in one sentence today. My bouquets are not as large as in past years. Not by a long shot. I haven’t done anything different. Followed my regular planting, weeding, watering routine. That said, the weather in the...
Finishing Touches.

Finishing Touches.

For my 15 minutes in the sun and shade today, I took a break from digging in dirt and deadheading and jazzed up my rugged, outdoor, vintage garden doors instead. There are three of them holding court in an awkward corner of my narrow Secret Garden that’s filled...
Healing Garden.

Healing Garden.

On those days when life gets to be a little too much to face, many gardeners will often tell you they escape to their planting refuge to better cope with things that sometimes seem inexplicable, even cruel. In short, gardening can prove beneficial for our mental...
A Little Garden Bling.

A Little Garden Bling.

Usually when we think about the new seasonal garden, our thoughts turn to live plants, like ferns, petunias, geraniums and so many other floral gems. But my creative garden planning also includes a little garden bling. Those sweet little extras that really help make a...