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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 […]

Spiffing Up The Gardens

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – September 7

I am very grateful for the help of friends. Jesse and Maya are getting married here on Saturday, and the gardens will be glorious thanks to many people who are pitching in. Nan polished the silver plated Revere bowls that will hold the arrangements, Pamela Phipps is […]

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. […]

Wedding Flowers

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – June 13

I’m doing the flowers for Kate’s wedding at the end of this month, and will create the table arrangements, boutonnieres and flower girl’s crown and other pieces from what’s in my garden. Even the bouquets will use plants from my landscape along with other, “store bought” roses. […]