Are you Related to Louis XIV? Do You Have Palace of Versailles Syndrome?

May Blog copy

Decorating styles come and go, both indoors and out. Home improvement shows will tell you that the kitchen you redecorated just 5 years ago is now “dated.” Landscaping trends may not change quite that fast – but they do change. Unfortunately, some folks seem to be stuck in the 17th Century. Now that’s really dated! What I’m referring to is … Read More

Why I Hate Those Plastic Flowers in Yards and Cemeteries

April 2023

It’s not just because I grow and sell REAL flowers – it’s because I am a bird lover. That’s right. Plastic flowers are bad for birds (and bees and the environment). Let me explain. Hummingbirds feed on nectar from all types of flowers. They don’t follow their noses to the blooms – they follow their eyes. Hummingbirds, and most other … Read More

Spring into Action — Indoors!

Feb 2019

It’s too early for Spring Fever, but a warm day in February leads to pre-spring fever. Why not satisfy some of that urge by doing some indoor cultivating? Indoor plants are trending now, even among those who have never had an outdoor space to tend.  Indoor foliage adds beauty, and there is mounting research showing that indoor plants contribute to … Read More

Snobs with Clean Hands But Dark Hearts

Why We Are Here

A woman who is a professional gardener in another state recently shared an experience on a social media page I follow. On a very hot day, she was cleaning out some flower beds in a highway median. Hot and sweaty, she went to a nearby convenience store for a cold drink. Another woman walked in with her granddaughter and remarked … Read More

Sometimes We Have to Be Reminded of Why We are Here

Why We Are Here

This morning, I opened an email from HGTV  about the Ultimate House Hunt 2020. The article featured beautiful photos of hugely expensive homes from all over the world. What struck me most:  the vast majority of the photos were not pictures of bathrooms or kitchens. By far, most of the photos were of the exteriors of the houses,featuring stunning views, … Read More