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It’s Time to Sign Up for Bouquet and Bucket Subscriptions

I don’t know about anyone else, but all I can think about lately are the warmer, brighter days of spring and the beginning of our growing season. Every time I pick up another seed packet to start sowing, I can see in my mind’s eye the flower fields teeming with beautiful blooms. My fingers are itching to start making bouquets filled with unique flowers again. If you have ever gone to the grocery store to pick up some flowers to add a little extra beauty to your home or office, you may have been a little disappointed by the selection. For the most part, the choices are the same all year round. At Bloomsbury...
I don’t know about anyone else, but all I can think about lately are the warmer, brighter days of spring and the beginning of our growing season. Every time I pick up another seed packet to start sowing, I can see in my mind’s eye the flower fields teeming with beautiful blooms. My fingers are itching to start making bouquets filled with unique...

2018 Desk Calendars Are Ready for the Holiday Season

Every morning begins with a quick visit to the chickens to greet them for the day and let them into their run. After that, I head to the flower fields and get to work. But none of that happens without me first slinging my camera over my shoulder. I never know what delights await me on the farm, and don't want to miss the opportunity to capture something wonderful in a photo. I've learned that the perfect moments are fleeting, and they certainly don't wait for me to run back to the house to grab the camera. As the last of the fall leaves begin to let go and the farm goes to sleep, I like to return to my photos ...
Every morning begins with a quick visit to the chickens to greet them for the day and let them into their run. After that, I head to the flower fields and get to work. But none of that happens without me first slinging my camera over my shoulder. I never know what delights await me on the farm, and don't want to miss the opportunity to capture some...

Special Event – A Morning on the Farm

When Bloomsbury Lane Farm was just an idea in my head, I imagined hosting people in this beautiful space to relax, share ideas, and enjoy working with the flowers I grew. I heard laughter and saw people enjoying themselves in those early visions. As the fields have been blooming all summer, those visions have come into sharper focus. Now I can announce that I have three workshops planned for 2017; the first is a flower arranging workshop in September. Placing flowers in a tall, slender vase is relatively easy, as the vase keeps the flowers upright. But once we start using wide-mouth and/or short vases,...
When Bloomsbury Lane Farm was just an idea in my head, I imagined hosting people in this beautiful space to relax, share ideas, and enjoy working with the flowers I grew. I heard laughter and saw people enjoying themselves in those early visions. As the fields have been blooming all summer, those visions have come into sharper focus. Now I can ...

Repurposed Flower Vases

We own two actual vases. One was a gift from a friend, and the other is a memento of a wonderful day with my stepson during a vacation in Colorado years ago. We took him to see a glassblowing demonstration at a studio in Frisco, and since we were the only people in attendance, the artist asked my stepson to help. He was a teenager then, so he was generally unimpressed with anything. Throughout the trip, I kept giving him the same scenario: “If your happiness were a gas tank, where would the needle be pointing right now?” The answer was almost invariably “about 1/4.” It always stung a little, as my answer ...
We own two actual vases. One was a gift from a friend, and the other is a memento of a wonderful day with my stepson during a vacation in Colorado years ago. We took him to see a glassblowing demonstration at a studio in Frisco, and since we were the only people in attendance, the artist asked my stepson to help. He was a teenager then, so he was g...

Inspiring Gardens Series: Great Dixter

A few years ago, my faithful travel companion (that would be my mom) and I set off for England again in search of glorious gardens. The itinerary was a veritable bucket list for gardeners. We were going to Hidcote Manor (more on that in a later post), then back to London for a full day at the Chelsea Flower Show, then on to East Sussex, where we made the fantastic Rye Windmill Bed & Breakfastour home base for day excursions. The garden I was most interested in seeing on this trip was Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson’s famed Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent (and more on that in a later post). In ...
A few years ago, my faithful travel companion (that would be my mom) and I set off for England again in search of glorious gardens. The itinerary was a veritable bucket list for gardeners. We were going to Hidcote Manor (more on that in a later post), then back to London for a full day at the Chelsea Flower Show, then on to East Sussex, where we ma...

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