Well, Winter has (WAY) overstayed its welcome. And SPRING? Yes, well, Spring is a bit too fashionably late for my liking. I went to Google for help on defining Spring and Google said this: “the season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and… Continue reading Spring Plantings!
Introduce fresh flowers as part of your holiday decor this year. But how about giving the poinsettias and Christmas Cactus the season off? One stunning floral accent? Amaryllis. I poked my head into several shops over the weekend to breathe in the beautiful scents and admire the seasonal plants and flowers. One boutique was filled with… Continue reading One of My Favorite Things: Amaryllis
Our homes should rise up to meet us and welcome all who visit. In the spirit of this and the upcoming holidays, I decided to put a little pizazz into my foyer, where my guests first enter my home. Last night, I trimmed the railing in my foyer with assorted, festive greens, pinecones, and ribbon.… Continue reading Glorious Garland
Hi, Everybody! On Tuesday, I hosted a dinner party for some gal friends. My guests delighted me with stunning Dutch flowers. We had a lovely time and many laughs. I will remember the evening each time I admire my posies, which I will enjoy for the next week. You read that right. My flowers… Continue reading Sharing a Secret
I know. This is a pretty crazy title, but let me explain. My design style is to mix things up, to be unpredictable and to mix the old with the new. Here I am bringing this style to my dinner table. Wait for it. Last night, My Michael had a hankering for some Cajun food.… Continue reading My JamBALAYA: Tuscan Bowls, White Linen, Antique Silver meet the Bayou
One of the more inspiring parts of owning my former company, Louisburg Gardens, was my association with The Boston Flower Exchange. I made it a point each week to walk through the flower market, take in the gorgeous colors, scents and see the many friends I had come to know over the years. http://www.thebostonflowerexchange.com/ The Exchange… Continue reading Branching out with Manzanita
For twenty years I owned an Interior Landscaping business called Louisburg Gardens. My company provided Interior Landscaping Services as well as Holiday Decor and Urban Gardening (planters, patios and roof deck design.) During that time, my experiences ranged from designing with interior plants to sourcing and creating magnificent holiday decor to bringing color and life… Continue reading Define Interior Landscaping Design