The Spring Flowers ๐ŸŒธ Edition

Hello Friends!  


So my twice monthly newsletter is coming in a little close to the end of the month!  

I had hoped to have this out to you last week.  Life is like that though, you set goals and then stuff happens and goals shift a little bit.  


I attended the Leesburg Garden Show at Ida Lee Park and had a great time.  I came home with a little trellis structure and an interesting climbing hydrangea bush for my backyard fence and packets of wildflower seeds and a wonderful gardening tool called a โ€œHori Horiโ€ knife which is now my favorite gardening tool ever.  Digging holes with it is so easy because of the way it can cut through the roots in my yard from all of the trees that used to be here before my house was built.  And it has a sharp point which makes it easy to dig up weeds and plant bulbs too.  


April has been busy with senior pictures and headshots, now that the weather is getting warmer and people are heading back to the office soon.  It makes me so happy to be out and about doing what I love!  This year I've done several senior shoots in DC which has been a lot of fun.  If you have a Class of 2021 Senior it is not too late to get senior pictures!  

 I still have a couple of openings left in May.  


In this issue: Tips for Better Photos of Flowers, Ways to Bring More Flowers into Your Life, Houseplant Care Guides, Jar of Awesome, my Favorite Banana Bread Recipe,  and more! 

Plus the usual sprinkling of serendipity and randomness โœจ


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Gossamer Threads

๐ŸŒต Houseplant Care Guides:   Visit Website

I keep buying plants that look cool but that I have no idea how to keep alive.  This website has helped me tremendously!  Plus it's charmingly illustrated.

๐Ÿž Jar of Awesome:   Watch It Here!

A two minute Youtube video by Tim Ferriss about the important of celebrating small wins.  

๐Ÿ  USDA's 1930s Dirt House Prototype:  Read it Here!

I am so intrigued by this dirt house in Cabin John Maryland!   It was made of solid rammed dirt on top of a concrete foundation and the structure is still going strong at 90 something years old.  VP Hubert Humphrey lived in the attic when he was 24 years old.  

๐Ÿ—บ  Planning Your Time Off:  Read It Here!

A great reminder that having time off doesn't mean you'll enjoy your remember your time off, and that a little planning can help you make the most of your leisure time.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Free Phone Wallpapers:  Visit Website

My own iPhone wallpaper is of my dog, but I do think these images are beautiful and peaceful.  If you want to also tame your relationship with your phone you can read this article too.  

๐ŸŒท Peg Plants - DVM Area Gardening Blog:  Visit Website

I love useful, local blogs and this one fits the bill!   She's been blogging once a week for years, and there are articles about almost every type of plant and problem facing gardeners in the DMV area.  

๐ŸŽž The Secret Garden:  Watch Movie on Amazon Prime

This is my favorite version of all of the Secret Garden movies.  A beautiful fairy tale about the transformative powers of friendship and gardens.  

Parting Grace Note

Lovely little garden in Leesburg next to Cowbell Kitchen.  

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Wishing you love and peace,

 now and always โ€“ โ€“ 



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