Saturday, December 3, 2016

Special Moment of Gratitude...

Thanksgiving has always been a special celebration.
 (Garden tour of Woodcrest Daylilies, PA)
But this year, my blessings runneth over.
As a gardener, I am forever grateful for the nourishing sunshine,
precious rain,

bright stars,
 and even that magical Super Moon,
 all somehow working together to create that perfect bloom...on any given day.
 It does not matter that I'm out there from sun-up to sun-down
or how back-breaking the work is at times,
gardening just speaks to me, my soul,
and I find the whole process completely fulfilling.
So...
it just makes perfect sense that I take my love of growing flowers to the next level.
Creating beautiful, one-of-kind bouquets with my heart and hands...for you!
Here's to a new and exciting flower journey. 
I am ready!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

THANK YOU, Garden Visitors

Happy November 1st! 
Now that the landscape season is behind me, I'll (hopefully) be able to devote
a little more time to the blog.  Long overdue is this post to thank all the lovely friends
who made time to visit my open garden this summer.
We were certainly blessed with 4 days of perfect sunny weather.
A lot of sweat and happy tears went into getting the garden show-ready
for her first official AHS Display tour.
It's a good thing I work well under pressure!
Friends from all points of NJ/PA made the trek to 'speak plants'...
my favorite language!
Most were seasoned gardeners but some were completely new to daylilies.
Though a week or two shy of peak daylily blooms,
there were still tons of companion plants to enjoy.
Armed with cameras, some friends stayed for hours
while others even made return visits...yay!
 Can you believe that the furthest traveler came all the way from California?! 
Good thing Kari fit in a visit with her mom and grandma, too....haha!
There's something very sexy about a man who enjoys gardening...don't you think?
How adorable are these sisters?  When I asked what their favorite flower was,
both chimed "snapdragons!".  Future gardeners for sure!
 And how great was it to hear that my garden inspired this
father/son team to rush home and create new garden beds.
I LOVE that!
All in all a very successful first tour....cheers!
I can't wait to do it again next year.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Where Did It Go?

I blinked and the summer is gone!  How did that happen? And it seems the older I get, the sand passes that much faster, through the hourglass.
Daylily below: 'Tar and Feather'
Preparing for that first 'AHS Display Garden' tour was so exciting and,
so overwhelming!
'Primal Scream'
What was I thinking...offering three weekends of tours?!
'Shake the Mountains'
It's a condition known as "when desire surpasses your ability"
...a bad habit of mine!
 'Meerkat Manor'
But the hard work paid off and garden never looked better,
so it was a great success! 
 'Purple Umbrella'
  What a pleasure it was to share my love of gardening and
visitors were amazed by the many forms and colors found in daylilies.
'Carmen Renee'
'El Desperado'
 
'Unchain My Heart'
'Night Embers'
With the season winding down and some free time to reflect,
I'm already planning changes for next year's tour.
'Ferengi Gold'

Because my best garden will always be next year's garden. 
It's a never-ending cycle...huh?
'Creature of the Night'
Thanks for stopping by, friends. 
Hope you enjoyed this quick walk through the daylilies. 
Next time, I'll share the lovely faces of garden visitors.