If you follow this blog you know my continuous frustration with the amount of river rock used in landscaping this property. My husband and I have removed tons of it and replaced it with dirt. I feel like I’ve been … Continue reading
I woke up at 8 this Sunday morning to a navy sky with a wall of green approaching. It was dark as night and the storm came on so fast I barely had time to get dressed. For the next … Continue reading
I don’t have many areas with full sun to work with in my gardening, but I managed to divide my very modest iris patch into three different places last fall and it paid off. Another one of my favorite flowers.
Grown from some wildflower seeds I sowed a couple of years ago, a great batch of columbines are in my garden this year! And the lupines and daisies have begun!
I’ve been tearing around for the past few weeks trying to get everything ready for planting and then actually planting things–a million seeds and a few dozen tiny annuals. I’ve spent far more on soil this year than plants, but … Continue reading
We woke up here–not without warning–to a sugar-snow dusting and very cold temps. But a friend and I were warmed and refreshed by the fantastic color of Art in Bloom, an annual exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that … Continue reading
An anticipatory necklace for sure, but it reminds me of floral swags and May poles. (This one is 90% vintage components.) Meanwhile, we’re expecting plowable snow here after a week of sweater-only sunny weather that melted away all signs of … Continue reading
I’m creating some necklaces inspired by spring flowers, and here’s my latest. It’s combination of bead dangles, green Czech glass leaves, and shrunk plastic flower illustrations. Now in my Etsy shop. Save
I had some lavender buds left over from last year’s harvest, so I made up eight new sachet bags from four vintage perfume and soap labels printed on cotton. They’re all backed with lavender calico.
Minnesota winters can be very bleak, this year in particular. Since before Christmas, most of our days have been gloomy and below 0. So, to cheer myself up I buy flowering bulbs. They’ve just starting to bloom. A If you … Continue reading