February 29th, 2012 Dahlias…Cutting Garden Part 2

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February 21st, 2012 Sweet Pea Sowing….Cutting Garden Part I

Sweet Peas are a must have for my cutting garden and are some of the first seeds I sow in my greenhouse in spring.  The hard part is editing down the list of favorites.  Due to a lack of horticultural self control in the past, I have sometimes sown more Sweet Peas than I could […]

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February 21st, 2012 Monday Manure Monologue

I might make this a regular feature of the blog…some of the realties and occasional untidiness of country life.  It never fails.  The car is warming up, I am dressed to meet someone in town, it’s muddy and cold, I am already late,  and as I walk out the door, all the sheep and the […]

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February 19th, 2012 February Forsythia

My Forsythia branches I cut a few weeks ago are in full bloom.  I cut them on one of the days we had a warm up into the high forties, put them in water and  this weekend….beautiful lemon, yellow blooms!  We are due for another warm day this week, so go out and cut some […]

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February 15th, 2012 Winter Tour of The Grove

This is a video of one of my all time favorite interior and garden design legends, David Hicks, giving a tour of his garden to the late, great British plantswoman, Rosemary Verey.  Most gardens are seen at the height of their bloom, but in this video Hicks gives a tour of his famous Oxfordshire estate, […]

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February 14th, 2012 Valentines For Gardeners

Valentines Day for me is the time I start my seeds in the greenhouse for the kitchen and cutting garden.  I will be posting my seed starting list and photos from the hot house to help keep me motivated for spring.  I just returned from the local grocery and noticed a long line of anxious […]

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February 9th, 2012 Creative Valentine Flower Combos

I love the creative flower bouquets from London online florist, Wild at Heart.  I love the dark ribbon with the message written on it.  No boxes of long stem roses here!

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February 8th, 2012 Girls in Pearls

Anyone who follows this blog knows my obsession with British country life and also the old issues of the actual publication British Country Life.  The special coronation issue for Queen Elizabeth was my first vintage issue purchase and then a little later I came upon an entire stack of issues from the early fifties.  They […]

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February 7th, 2012 Favorite Farmhouse

Okay well maybe one of my favorites…I think you are allowed to have more than one.  This appeared in Traditional Home Magazine , and I find myself coming back to it again and again.  The 17th century stone farmhouse near Hastings, England,  is owned by fabric designer, Richard Smith, and his partner, Andrew Blackman.  Smith […]

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February 5th, 2012 Spring Sale Postcards

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February 4th, 2012 Hooray for Hoop Houses

Almost everyone I know dreams of having their own conservatory or Victorian greenhouse like the ones advertised on the back cover of  every Gardens Illustrated.  Unfortunately they can be quite cost prohibitive, but hoop or tunnel houses can be practical greenhouses and personalized to be almost as magical as your dream conservatory.   The best part […]

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February 2nd, 2012 Snowdrop Lore

Snowdrops are harbingers of spring, symbols of hope and are also known as “Candlemas Bells”.  February 2nd is Candlemas or Festival Day of Candles.  The ancient festival marks the midpoint of winter and some recognize it as the last day of the forty day Christmas season.  The candles were brought into the church and blessed […]

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