Spring in the Middle of Winter: Planning and Planting a Vegetable Garden

Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so. ~Stanley Crawford The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer.  I should say winter had given the … Continue reading

Faking Good Breeding: The Quagmire of Flowers

Your choice of flowers is like your choice of stationery – a fingerprint, a signature; it should remind people immediately of you before they open the card. Likewise, the flowers you use in entertaining in your own home should also be given careful attention. I’ve outlined all these in categories below: Developing a Relationship with … Continue reading

In like a lion, so fierce, and out like a lamb, so dear

I made a joke a couple of weeks ago about playing “Dixie” at the wedding, and it made an auditory ‘thud’ in the room, followed by silence, and I’ve been entirely shamed into not bringing it up again. But you know what? As Spring approaches, I wish I was in the Land of Cotton.