Saturday, May 28, 2011
And a few rabbit pics -
and Violet "La Goulue"
Memorial Day is movie day. "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" or "Bridesmaids". How's that for an incongruous mix? Maybe we'll see both.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Here she is again for a last encore. Goodbye My Girl. We'll always love you.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
So, C.A and Emily, here are your triumphs!!!
Two different personalities: two different styles. I love the closely arranged basket, the tucked in ivy
and tumbling roses. The larger design is admirably bold for a beginner. How pretty!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Sunday morning with antsy dogs, but I'm holding firm on the couch with my post. My class starts at three: garden roses designed in baskets.
The sun came out yesterday, but I missed the shot of the light on my pink wisteria. The clouds are thinning though this morning; I might get a chance before I leave today. I did, however catch the last petals in my tree peonies. Not officially 'flowers in the house' week, and wish I was Irving Penn...still...something pagoda-ish about these.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
These are herbaceous peony buds. They're growing out of my Tree peony and appeared the second year after I planted it. They're beautiful pale pink single petals with yellow centers. What's up?
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Eight years ago, I signed the final papers to purchase Bow Street Flowers where I'd been a designer for five years. May 18th. An auspicious date I think.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I did, however save my opening tree peonies from the deluge on Sunday and photographed them in various states. I'm praying for sun this weekend so they can open and show off in my scruffy garden.
When the sun comes out I'll try again. My special plants are like movie stars stranded on an abandoned Hollywood back- lot. Lots of cropping will be done!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tomorrow: photos of the Stars of my ruined garden.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Mary Catherine and Deborah own the most beautiful restaurant in Cambridge. The Soiree room looks like a Gustav Klimt painting... so amazing. Such a good Birthday present. THANK YOU Gillian, Kristina and Ryan.
We're gearing up for Tuesday's Event at the Longfellow House. I haven't designed a really big urn in a while so it should be fun. Can't wait to take pictures.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I met two very dear clients at the Longfellow House in Cambridge today. We were planning flowers for a garden tea there next week. It was a rainy day, but the gardens were lovely. I caught some squirrels on the porch where lemonade and cookies will be served. Just down the street "The Village Blacksmith" building serves sandwiches now and upstairs live drawing classes are held each Saturday. Do you know "The Song of Hiawatha"?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I stopped at Apple this morning to pick up a photo connection kit for my iPad so I could blog from it instead of lugging home my laptop at night. Had to download a mobile blogging app and with Gillian's help, I think I've got it going. Going to try putting in a photo from Mother's Day.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Our 'bright' offering.
ZuZu and Georgette are out eating Dusty Miller and Sweet Pea stems. This keeps them out of the bathroom.
Happy Mother's Day to all who qualify biologically or in spirit.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I love that they wrap them in brown paper and pack their little stems in wet moss for the trip to Boston.
And we've been starting with Mother's Day. This from our favorite filmaker:
And from the other day, a Canadian Goose with an interesting pedigree.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Seems a bit tortuous, hmm?
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Our trip to Maine was slightly fruitful: a pretty square terra cotta planter from England:
And here, I confess my weakness for old, loved, then abandoned stuffed animals. This one is seventy years old and was well taken care of: it's stuffed with excelsior:
It will probably come home with me.
Mother's Day is accompanied by Proms, Performances and Teacher Appreciation. I was supposed to take it slow today in preparation for the big day, but was up early to take the dogs out while I worked at a weedy flower bed. Gardening is like reading a good book. The more one reads it, the more one wants to read. The best part of gardening: there is no end. I weeded, and bordered a bed with bricks that Joe had piled into it so he could mow the border. (Bad Joe). This has a Queen Elizabeth rose that I've pruned hard this year. All my roses will need to be sprayed with an organic pest spray if I'm going to have blooms in June. I'm planting Crane's Bill around it after Mother's Day.
Flowers are ordered for this week. Bought some vases with a Mother's Day feel... new ones in turqoise, an old blown glass with an uneven flounce, little bud vases.