Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

in a few days...

my main man and I...

will be going to my friend's wedding...

on the fabulous island of Tortola!


Owen's Orchids

This is a local orchid grower with many many greenhouses full of these beauties! These pictures are something of a "manifestation board" since I'm am completely obsessed with them hiring me! Please please please give me a job! I will love the plants!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Jade is blooming!

A very proud moment... A jade in bloom! YAY!

The spare room...

Our porch was out of control this summer, filled to the brim with our houseplants! They thrived during their time outside in the sun and the rain, but then when frost threatened, we had to bring them in! I brought the big 1,000 watt light from the shop and hung it from the ceiling fixture in the back room and overnight, our house grew a lung!

Mother of Millions about to bloom...

Unidentified succulent blooming...

Abutilon blooming!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Our porch

All of the house plants spent summer outside on the porch and loved it... sunshine and fresh air!

closing the nursery

Due to redneck strife, I have packed up the nursery and moved on... One of my better decisions I must say! There are some very exciting developments in the future of Green nursery - but all is on the downlow for the time being... Some snaps from the day we tore it all down...

Birdhouse gourds going crazy on the fence! There were so many hidden away under lush foliage - I was shocked! I did find a really cool design for a gourd lamp online... hmmm... could be some holiday gifts...!

Luffa gourds also growing on the fence

Moonflower ready to burst open

Mina Lobata "Spanish Flag" on the fencepost

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pictures from France

A massive hanging, blooming rosemary shrub

Olive trees for sale

Eschevera in a fabulous urn



A southern Italian digestif drink made from the rinds of regional lemons (traditionally from the Sorrento lemon), alcohol, water and sugar. When we were staying in Menton, minutes from the Italian border - we actually crossed the border one night to indulge in delicious pastas - Ben and I found a really cool shop that cooks up the limoncello right there in the back and sells beautiful bottles in the front... Yes, of course I brought a bottle back! It is delicious! My friend Chris in NY knows what's up and makes his own... I think I'm going to have to make some too! Much better than the harsh moonshine we all keep in our freezers round these parts...

There were lemon trees for sale

The back room where the magic happens

I love these huge corked glass bottles where the limoncello macerates for several weeks

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Old take on a hanging pot

Rock gardening is a way of life in Southern France where the climate is so hot and sunny....

A terrace dripping with plants

I loved this blue window with pots of succulents on the sill...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

on holiday!

I am spending the next 2 weeks on the French Riviera with my Mom's side of the family, which is 90% female and Italian... We are staying in a big old French villa from the 1880's... bien sur!

There is a fabulous jardin complete with palm trees...

olive trees...

and massive rosemary shrubs!

and of course, wireless internet!
a bientot!