Wabi-sabi flower arrangements

Dahlias are such perfect wabi-sabi flowers…I am yet to bring home a big, bold bouquet of dahlias alone. But I also know the longer in season I wait, the better they get, richer, heavier, mellower. I spotted these recently and the pink-purple hues were just gorgeous. This past Saturday I literally brought home from farmers…

Container gardening

The last day of May just begs for a garden update. Abraham Darby just opened up this morning after a night’s rain. Probably my favorite fragrant rose! The pots are quite filled this year, roses share space with stone crop, tiger lilies, and sage. I have added even more rosemary and sage, to keep company…

Simple wreath

There were many hours spent in the yard this weekend. The inventory is not looking so good, some English roses are not coming back after extremely snowy and soggy winter. Still, I am looking forward to the redesign. This year even more focus on vegetables, drought resistant plants and more comfortable outdoor dining space. While…

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…

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.  

My photo on Design Sponge today

  I was beyond thrilled to find out this morning that my photo submitted for Design Sponge #dssummer hashtag challenge was one of the 30 finalists, and had been selected from over 4,800 images. You can read all about it here. Funny that it happened on a completely rainy, not summer-like day. Another words, perfect…

Outdoor lounge room

Let’s face it – last year’s arrangement did not work. The whole season was spent on watching vegetables not do well in 4 huge cedar boxes.  Hence the rearrangement (fear not, vegetable boxes are not gone). It was not accidental, if you check my Pinterest board on patios you’ll see why. The garden is not…