Greenhouse plants

Late March days, especially this year, with its long winter, are days of transition. I have been buying seeds, but have not sewn any yet, as the soil is not warm (of defrosted for that matter!) enough. It is warm, then it is snowing, then it is warm again, before it freezes overnight. I was…

Decorating with tree branches

Today was the first day of gardening. If removing snow, slush, ice, and water from my English roses planters counts as gardening…Carl has been moving snow by hand from our back yard all week now. Today was the grand finale, and sad faces as we realized that 3 ft of snow broke the branches of…

Styling with pale yellow

It might also be called: desperately seeking sunshine. Today was the first day with temperatures above freezing in a long time…The warmth will not stick around, yet, but the sunshine is strong and encouraging. Usually about this time of the year I am drawn to color yellow, pale, meadow primrose type.  Here is a quick…

Winter Color Blooms

Getting freesia in February is an old tradition for me. February 6th is my Name’s Day, as it is celebrated in Poland, St. Dorothy. Way back getting a single, scented freesia stem (any color!) from friends or family was such a treat. This year I got myself a bunch ahead of time and enjoyed them…

Best of November photos

November has been very much absent from my blog, but it was very productive in so many ways! I hope this will soon bring some very real, finished projects, however small…For now, I just wanted to share a few of my favorite photos. As it happens, these received the most response and comments from my…

Oak leaves, acorns, and autumn mood

This morning I posted my first true fall photo of the season. Sure I love all the shades of purple, red, and tan, but I have been avoiding brown…And orange. Even the pumpkins I photographed at the farmers market were white, not orange. But I could not help but to fill my bag with acorns…

Fall color palette

As a perfect way to celebrate a classic New England fall weekend One Kings Lane featured my photo on Instagram yesterday. A simple walk after the rain let me capture my favorite purples, grays, and reds, with a hint of yellow. Here is more color inspiration, captured in the garden.  

Country style living on a city block

Welcome to the {new edition} of my blog. After months of soul searching it become very clear just today (as to why today, I am keeping it for another story) what I always wanted to write about, what I am most passionate about, where my most creative ideas are based – it is the country….

Meadow flowers – delicate yet resilient

The meadows I grew up with in Poland and visited in May have changed. Bisected by new roads, fences, taken over by new residential construction are less accessible. But I was happy to discover that my favorite wildflowers still can be spotted. Not the huge colonies of pink or yellow I remember, but more like…