Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Vertical Garden

 Money cannot buy a well-established vine.
In the summer, walls of lumber are camouflaged with 
lush green foliage, blooms and perfume.
In the winter, the vertical element takes on a sculptural quality.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


(Botanical Embroidery on beige linen, cotton floss 5" x 4")

Planting spring bulbs
  is an act of optimism, defiance and denial.
 Nothing rivals a field of narcissus 
pushing through the Earth in early March,
It is a sure fire way to push back the winter.

Flurries in the forecast.
Bah! Humbug!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Just when everything else in the garden is curling up, drying up 
and going brown, the helleborus is stealthily gaining in vigour.  
 This evergreen blooms anywhere from late winter to late spring.
The sawtooth edge of the leaf hints at its bold nature.
Don't believe everything you read.
Go out and get one.
 See for yourself.