Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thanks Joe

...for the perfect little late winter / early spring potted plant. 
( $12.99 Trader Joes )

Silver white catkins slowly turn bright yellow....

...followed by a thick coat of green.

I'll keep it on my screened porch this summer, and then transfer it to my backyard garden in the fall.


Monday, January 30, 2012

I've Been...Tied Up

Where has the time gone? It's been 3 months since my last post. It's not that I haven't had anything to say, ideas to share, or a plethora of pre-planned posts. I just couldn't motivate myself to do it. Maybe I needed a break, and some time to think about how I want to approach blogging in 2012, the changes I want to make, and what I hope to accomplish. So I'm dipping my toes in the shallow end, until I'm ready to cannonball into the deep. In the meantime, I've got an early case of spring fever.
Can you say "espalier"?

Back in October, I ran a post featuring my friend Jeanne's freshly painted, 
Dorothy Draper-esque front doors.

Notice the side walls of her entrance garden? They would be perfect for espaliered trees or vines.

     This ancient form of gardening has been an inspiration to artisans and designers alike.

Spring really is right around the corner (8 weeks). Time to starting thinking about getting "tied up" with something.