Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day flowers

As a hostess gift, I brought flowers from the garden. There were alliums, wild phlox, Miss Kim lilacs and Japanese Snowball Vibernum clusters, but they were a bit too floppy and don't show in this photo.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A peak at my front porch and garden

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This is what I see when I stand on my front porch and look out over my front "yard." Right now the white and purple alliums are just peaking, as are the mountain bells (blue). Emma is my constant companion. She doesn't look like her normal 84 pounds, though the summer haircut did slim her down a lot.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

If you're interested in my career before baskets ...

You can go read an article I wrote: http://hubpages.com/hub/Contemporary-Basketry I will be adding pages to this in the future by adding articles and images by other contemporary basketmakers, such as Jan Hopkins and Kate Anderson.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Kamatanishiki'

"When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden."
quote by Minnie Aumonier

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Iris cristata. Dwarf Crested Iris

As these little iris bloom, so are the lilacs, wisteria, viburnam Carlesii,lily of the valley and two shades of pink dogwooks, also
the wild blue ground cover phlox, yellow celandine poppies and the money plants. The alliums are just moments away from bursting. Soon there will be a fireworks displays of lavender-purple and
clusters of star-like white pompoms.