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A Garden's Legacy

Bougainvillea

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
At my sister’s farm in Kenya, bougainvillea drapes over the fence, the stone wall and even the wash line. What fun it is to hang dripping wash amidst the brilliant hues of bougainvillea...Read more...

A Garden's Legacy

Sketching in Kenya

Monday, June 18, 2012
Traveling with my sketchbook transforms the rhythm of a visit. A day with my sketchbook is a search for the best spot to sit and observe with the sketchbook balanced on my lap and pen in hand...Read more...

A Garden’s Legacy

A Garden’s Legacy

Friday, November 25, 2011
Creating a garden is a lifelong project. As I clean up my garden in the fall, I reflect on how it has changed and evolved over the years. When I first began digging up the sod, my children were riding tricycles...Read more...

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A Spring Reunion

Monday, May 9, 2011
A reunion is taking place in the woods. In the warming spring sunshine, I linger along the path, eager to see which wildflowers have returned. With the overabundance of spring rains this year...Read more...

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Spring’s Harbingers

Monday, March 21, 2011
As winter slips away from center stage, I visit my local botanical garden in search of early signs of spring. The chilly March winds roar through the treetops above while on the ground I discover a subtle change...Read more...

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Nature’s Valentine

Monday, February 14, 2011
During the cold, gray days of February, one of my favorite new year's rituals unfolds in my kitchen. In December, a plump brown amaryllis bulb arrives in its brown potted nest. I put the pot on my kitchen table...Read more...

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Autumn’s Surprises

Monday, September 27, 2010
As I walk up the path to my front door, l love to pause and watch the butterflies floating around the garden. They land and take off from the asters that are just beginning to bloom as other flowers...Read more...

August blog

Priscilla’s Garden

Monday, August 16, 2010
Gardens are more than simple reflections of the gardener who created them. A garden reveals its creator's spirit in subtle and obvious ways and why I like to identify each garden's creator. This...Read more...

Lenten Roses

Lenten Roses

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Spring has arrived! In the woods behind our house, Lenten roses are unfurling. Years ago, I was given three plants from a gardener who loved watching them bloom in a neighbor's garden. I had never...Read more...

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Butterflies and Parsley

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I love planting herbs at the foot of my kitchen steps. As I cook, I can run down and quickly clip basil and chives for summer salads or thyme for soup. My rosemary plant has become a dowager of such...Read more...

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Fine Art Banners’s Debut

Thursday, October 1, 2009
When I created my poppy banner to hang in front of my booth at the Winterthur Garden Fair, I never expected that customers would want to buy part of my booth. Folks kept asking if the banner was for sale...Read more...