Flower Fridays: Primrose

I have some lovely pink poker primrose in my shade garden. They are unusually colorful for a full-shade flower so they are a great find for a gardener. When I think of them, I usually imagine little clay pots of multi-colored specimens sitting inside near the kitchen sink. I’m not sure why but I supposeContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Primrose”

Flower Fridays: Fern

Fern is a magical plant. They begin as a tightly wound disk called fiddleheads that are delicious sautéed up in evoo with some garlic. And when they unfurl they are beautiful plants that 1) the deer won’t eat, 2) do fine in shade and 3) are lovely additions to flower arrangements. With so many varietiesContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Fern”

Flower Fridays: Herb Garden

Several of my herbs from last year are coming back—some sage here, thyme there and the always-robust chives and mint are re-emerging. I love the smell of herbs in my garden but even better—I love to use them in cooking. Recently Andy and I discovered the yumminess of goat cheese mixed with mint and parsleyContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Herb Garden”

Flower Fridays: Dandelion

The egg-yolk yellow flowers are popping up once again now that spring is in full speed. I like them except that they go places that I don’t really want them to be. They are taking up home in my lawn mostly, as they battle with the crabgrass to win our backyard. But dandelions, as sturdyContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Dandelion”

Flower Fridays: Spring Flower Shows

Each year I make a trip to Macy’s Flower Show in New York City in early spring. It is usually too cold out to feel like spring so I am more than happy to see an abundance of flowers inside. Macy’s puts its main floor into full bloom with all of my favorite flowers asContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Spring Flower Shows”