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In a vase on Monday: White Beauty

Continuing with the stuck in the sofa theme of the last post my Vase On Monday isn’t a vase but a potted Hippeastrum.

I love Hippeastrums, or Amaryllis as we used to call them. 120 more words


Ceci n'est pas un Amaryllis

Do you ever forget the names of plants? I do, frequently. I have long conversations in my head that go along the lines of: “What  609 more words

In A Vase On Monday

Cursing the muscari

This week in the garden it’s been more slow build than mad dash. The snowdrops are filling out splendidly, the scent of the sarcococca is noticeably gathering in the air, the hamamelis buds are beginning to show their spidery finery. 827 more words

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Warm Colors for a Cold, White Season: GBBD, February 2017

February is typically the coldest and snowiest month in Maine, and it can easily seem like the longest month of the year. After an unusually warm January, I was feeling a bit complacent about this winter, but that changed with the arrival of February. 251 more words


Winter Flowers: GBBD, January 2017

Having missed bloom day in December, I was determined to post in January. So here I am, better late than never.

This is the season when my garden is tucked in under a blanket of snow (it is snowing even as I write) and I rely on houseplants for my flower fix. 182 more words


A Garden New Year

This is my eighth year of welcoming in the new year with Jean’s Garden calendars as gifts for family and friends. I always enjoy the process of going through my photo archives to choose images for the calendar. 347 more words


New Year Glitter

I in fact created this design for a pre-Christmas party, but this would also be perfect for a New Year’s party.  The white amaryllis ( 306 more words