this week’s bouquet

Taking a detour from my usual green and white bouquets and going “every shade of pink” this week. Maybe too many shades of pink . . . some of them are definitely clashing. But some of them play very nicely together. Some are really “in your face” loud. Thank goodness the white daisies and snaps help tone it down and give the eye a place … Continue reading this week’s bouquet


There is something about moss that fascinates me.  I’m not sure I really understand it, but whether in my yard or on a hike, I am always drawn to it. There is moss growing in my front yard in the grass.  For serious lawn keepers, moss is like the enemy, but I encourage it to grow and I use it often in pots of flowers, … Continue reading moss

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet is made from my oakleaf hydrangea bush.  Simple.  Just one plant. I must admit, I was somewhat disappointed with this bouquet.  The flowers had already past their prime and were yellowing and starting to speckle in places. I think the bouquet actually looks prettier in these photos that in real life sitting on my screened porch. Some of the flowers are starting … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

upstairs workroom

Well, I have finally finished turning the upstairs bedroom into my Etsy business workroom.  I know . . . I only showed you a couple months ago on Facebook what the table would look like and the chair . . . but, it is all finally done.  Here is the finished table.  It’s a standing table and it’s rather high, but then I’m rather tall.  … Continue reading upstairs workroom


Dill is a volunteer in my garden.  I planted it years ago, and it’s been happily reseeding itself here and there ever since. It’s one of those plants that just dazzles me.  I never tire of looking at it’s most delicate beauty, not to mention it’s smell and taste. I love it in salads and for making pickles.  Often the dill and cucumbers do not … Continue reading dill


I absolutely adore catmint! It is one of those plants that just make my heart sing.  I can’t even put it into words how it makes me feel.  It is beautiful when underplanted with roses or peonies.  But unlike my persnickity roses, and peonies that only last a few days, catmint blooms on and on, and if cut back when finished, it will bloom again … Continue reading catmint