Saturday, January 21, 2012


Succulents have been really popular the last few years...for good reason.  They have a soft, yet strong beauty, can be tucked in practically anywhere and are virtually indestructible.  I am always enamored with all the beautiful photography of succulents used in weddings, placed in frames, and spilling out of unique containers.  If you'd like to try some for yourself, I encourage you to visit the many online stores that sell succulents, including the one in the first image below.

Image courtesy of Succulent Designs
Source of image on left unknown, while image on right via Sunset Magazine
Image courtesy of Simply Bloom Photography

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Garden Terms: Pergola

A lovely way to create shade in your garden...

Pergola :: An arbor or shaded walk, formed either of trellis, brick piers, stone pillars or wooden posts, on which rest beams or joists, with vines often trained over them.

Image courtesy of feliciano
Image courtesy of Around the Island Photography
Image courtesy of Sherri Conley Fine Art Photography

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Instagram Daisies

I found these lovely daisy instagram photos and just had to share them with you.
Credits clockwise, starting from top left: huss23, jaclynismynamedearemilie and messianicomplex.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My New Strawberry Plants

As I was cleaning my art room this week I came across this beautiful potholder found at an antique store ages ago. It reminded me of the strawberry plants we'll be adding to our garden this spring.  I am so excited to pick my own little red fruits each morning, rather than heading to the store each week. Our new strawberry patch was inspired by the one found at our neighbor's house.