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Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Flower Show With Peter Rabbit And Friends

Spring is here and Easter is on the way.   At this time of year thoughts turn to Peter Rabbit , that beloved bunny created by Beatrix Potter.  She is the illustrator and author whose tales showcased the English countryside and brought her cast of characters to life.   The Tales of Peter Rabbit was first published in 1902 and has never been out of print since.  For 11 years straight I worked on the Marshall Field’s Spring... Read more

My Easter Tablescape

I love decorating the table in my entry area for the holidays and now yippee, it's time to usher in that glorious time of year that makes our hearts go all a flutter ... Spring.   The tablescape that you will see could easily be an Easter or Spring centerpiece if it was reconfigured and compacted a bit.  Front and center to this creation is the Easter bunny  who at other times of year is known as "Bun Bun" and resides happily on my front... Read more

My Paddle Plant Patch

This is my glorious Paddle Plant patch 12 months ago at this very time.  Oh what a difference a year makes!   My beautiful Kalanchoe thrysifolias, also known as Flapjack Plant or Desert Cabbage,  suffered from a 4 day rainy spell in early December followed by an uncharacteristic cold spell.  They turned into a brown leafed, shriveled mess and I had to cut off half of almost all the stems.  For a live visual of what I mean... Read more