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May Basket Delivery

May Basket Delivery

This morning greeted me with newness. Springness. May. The month when flowers take the leading role in our garden. And the sky’s expansive canvas fills with color. And the air’s soft presence thrills with scent. As the calendar turns to May 1st, people all over the northern hemisphere celebrate the awakening of Spring’s fresh start. And for me — this
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Retro Merry Christmas Wreath_Santa 2012

Retro Merry Christmas Wreath

I’m finding the task of making a new wreath every month for 12 months to be a fun challenge! So far they have been easy, inexpensive and attractive. This month was a different story, and I believe if you read this post to the end, my Christmas Wreath will make you snicker. You wouldn’t think that a Christmas wreath would be
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Berry Wreath

Wreath of Berries

Nandina domestica, AKA, Heavenly Bamboo, is one of our favorite plants. A hardy, waterwise evergreen, Nandina grows in part to full sun, zones 5-10, offering year-round beauty, moderate growth, low maintenance, and deer resistance. I use Nandina leaves in flower arrangements, but I never clip its springtime blooms, because by autumn they develop into sturdy clusters of orange red berries
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close-up pumpkin wreath

Homespun Pumpkin Wreath

I had so much fun last month crafting an apple wreath, that I decided to challenge myself to make a new door decoration each month for a year. October, being the month of pumpkins and trick-or-treaters,  my theme was obvious. The first step was to shop our home and garden for materials. I chose a simple grapevine form, which I
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Apple wreath

Welcome Autumn with an Apple Wreath

The front door of a home is more than just the focal point.  It is where the outside and the inside worlds touch, the portal, where homeowner and visitor each linger for a moment before entering the private spaces.  Here is the perfect location for a personal statement… a sign, striking color, or a wreath. Jim and I hang different wreaths
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