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The Best of Whole Life Gardening

Which would be, of course, you. The best of Whole Life Gardening is all the people who have followed this blog over the past few years. I am grateful to you beyond measure…and we’ve had fun, haven’t we?

Now I’m planting new gardens: a link to that new site will be posted here soon. Today, […]

Wedding or Not, Inspiration Comes

Garden Reports and Rejoicing – March 26

Usually I keep my two blogs at Whole Life Gardening and Garden Wedding Expert pretty separate. The former, as regular followers know, is intended to celebrate the garden and how it is connected to everything else in our lives. The latter celebrates garden weddings and offers tips to […]

Like Seeds In The Wind

Garden Reports and Rejoicing – February 7

This is a demonstration of everything being connected to everything else. They say that with the internet there are less than six degrees of separation, and that means that you know someone who knows someone who knows someone who would like a copy of my latest book.

I’m […]

Endings, Beginnings and In Between

Garden Reports and Rejoicing – September 12

The wedding flurries are over. After a summer of planning for Simon and Rachel’s ceremony, and then Jesse and Maya’s, it is suddenly quiet. With, of course, the afterglow of joy that both these occasions contained in abundance.

Next Saturday the gardens that have been made beautiful for […]

I Now Pronounce You

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – September 10

Husband and wife. It was a perfect day.

Coming from the pre-wedding photo shoot.

The bridesmaids bouquets…

The flowers on the chuppah.

The bride's hair flowers match the chuppah.

An arrangement on the bar.

Mazel tov!


The Night Before The Wedding

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – September 9

It is the night before Jesse and Maya’s wedding. Jess is the son of our dear friends, Phil and Nan, and four years ago when we bought to Poison Ivy Acres this couple helped us move in. When Jesse got out of the moving van, he looked […]

Wedding Flowers Part 2

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – June 25

It was a beautiful day.

The table arrangements looked great…

Bridesmaid's bouquets came out well – and went with all of their multi-colored dresses.

The flower girl liked her crown…

I did a few larger pieces for misc places such as the place […]

Wedding Flowers – Part 1

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – June 23

I spent the day working on the table arrangements for Kate’s wedding. Here are my thoughts, after completing 45 of the 60 centerpieces.

I don’t know how any professional florist manages unless he/she has a full time massage therapist on staff. My upper back is killing me. […]