Thursday, October 11, 2012

I wanted to give a shout out to my good friend Andrea who has just launched her new business - She designs the most amazing cakes ever - just wandering thru her web site is a treat for the eyes - go visit!
Andrea Nicolas Cakes

Monday, June 4, 2012

Thicket has arrived!

Some of you have heard about our new venture "thicket"

Well - after a month of work on the space we are finally open. We have a clever little assortment of plants, modern craft and garden ephemera to inspire life lived in the garden.

Come and take a peek at our new garden space. We are on 23rd and Alberta just around the corner from Pine State Biscuit.

Here is a sneak peak at some of our fabulous finds, garden tools, supplies and plants, plants, plants!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Is Spring finally here? March and April always have me fooled. Here in Portland, after months of dreary winter weather we get a splash of sun in February and it goes straight to our heads. We all sigh with relief and loudly proclaim "Spring is here" and then March comes along and brings driving rain and freezing temperatures and we are plunged back into winter. I try to console myself that at least my newly planted seeds are happy with the rain.

This year I expanded the cutting garden and am planting tons of new flowers and foliages. My favorite is a lovely and rare white nigella with a purply black center. We also have fragrant cleome, several new varieties of huechera, gobbs of new tulips, swallowtail columbine, hebe and 3 new varieties of hydrangea.  For the past few years I have been looking for this gorgeous variety of cut leaf coneflower that grows to over 6 feet tall and I have finally found it! There are no signs of the little seedlings showing yet but hopefully come summertime.... I just can’t wait for June!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The best time of year to have a wedding...

A winsome bouquet of garden roses, ranunculus, muscari, linten rose and parrot tulips - it’s like a poem for Spring.
Delicate boutonnières with roses twigs and mosses.

Muscari add a hint of blue to this bouquet.

A spring of daphne is enough to perfume the whole day.