Category: Things that inspire me in the garden

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Chanukah!

    We celebrate Chanukah, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy decorating both inside and outside as much as the next person! Instead of a tree and the trimmings, you’ll find winter-themed outdoor decorations and special Chanukah vignettes made with heirlooms and handcrafted treasures. The outdoor decorations this year are  birdhouse and garden themed

Featured Artist ~ Carol Gangemi, Botanical Illustrator and Watercolorist

Let me introduce you to one of my best gal-pals, Carol Gangemi. She is an artist extraordinaire as everything she does carries Carol’s personal stamp of creativity. Many people know Carol Gangemi as the Botanical Illustrations watercolor instructor at Longwood Gardens. (By the way, that’s a class I can’t wait to sign up for next year

Field Trip: Creating a Beautiful Fall Floral Arrangement in a Pumpkin at The DCH

Last month, I had such fun making an apple basket arrangement in Emily Smith’s  Delaware Center for Horticulture workshop that I signed up again! This time Emily had little orange pumpkins ready for us, already cleaned out! She had pre-selected flowers, greens and fillers to represent the glorious fall colors for this sweet little “Pumpkin

Getting Into the “Spirit” of Halloween ~insert spooky music here~

Almost mid-October and there’s a nip in the air, must be time to decorate for Halloween! This has to be one of my favorite holidays of all. Len and I love sitting out on the porch swing handing out candy to visiting Trick or Treaters and admiring all their costumes and finery.  Mostly it is

Field Trip : Gourds Galore and Norman, the Pot-Bellied Pig, at Marini’s Market

If you’re in a funk that summer is over and want to get in the mood for Fall, drop in to Marini’s Market on Veale Road in North Wilmington, Delaware! Their official mascot, Norman, will grunt a hello and ask for a scratch behind his ears before you do your shopping. Fond of dog cookies,

Our Fairfield Home & Garden Welcomes Fall

Fall has arrived in Our Fairfield Garden! The nights are cool now and the mornings brisk. After seeing my breath early in the day , I scamper about trying to get the houseplants and tender perennials back inside. Nightfall is here way too early and soon will be earlier  as Daylight Savings Time robs another

Field Trip : See Over 36 Fairy Garden Homes at Gateway Garden Center’s Fairy Fest

Just for fun (which I have been having a lot of lately!), my good friend, Renee’ and I traveled over to Hockessin, DE  this weekend to Gateway Garden Center for their annual Fairy Garden Festival. What a great idea this was! Folks from all over the area built different fairy dwellings and placed them throughout


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