Friday, February 29, 2008

Handmade Pot

was purchased at arts and crafts show. I can slip pot and all of a newly purchased plant in it for a nice quick display.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Something From The Oven

with honey butter while it's snowing outside can warm your heart not to mention your tummy.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008


For buds, sprouts, shoots, and things,
I'm wistfully awaiting spring.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


is a favorite especially when it is cold.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

More Hellebores

are beginning to open. The wind was so strong last night I ran out in the dark to move plants from the banisters to the floor. This morning because the temperature is up to 60° and it is raining, I put indoor plants out for a drink and a wash.

Friday, February 15, 2008


is budded nicely. 

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

Even nature has a heart today.

Richard Clayderman Ballade Pour Adeline

Love in Every Room

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Garden Angel

Yesterday I bought pansies. Today, it is snowing.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Dinnerware

For someone who does not consider herself a collector, I have a lot of dinnerware.

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Planting of The Apple Tree

 Come let us plant the apple tree
 Cleave the tough greensward with the spade 
Wide let its hollow bed be made 
There gently lay the roots and there 
Sift the dark mould with kindly care
 And press it o'er them tenderly 
As round the sleeping infant's feet 
We softly fold the cradle sheet
 So plant we the apple tree.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


is our new  pet.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


bloom early and last a long time. Mostly leaves and buds now, flowers will still be on the plants forming seeds in May and June and remain after seeds are expelled.

Test Your Botanical Knowledge
This tiny member of the amaryllis family is one of the first bulbs to bloom in the spring.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008