Christmas at Longwood Gardens

December 19, 2013By adminMy Blog No Comments

I took a stroll through the conservatory at Longwood Gardens earlier this week.  They always do a fabulous display.  This year is no exception. The main entrance is a sea of red and white:   These fruited glass trimmings are hand-blown by Cohn-Stone Studios in California and are about 12″ tall.  Metal artists constructed a … Read More

December 12th is National Poinsettia Day!

December 12, 2013By adminMy Blog No Comments

It’s only right that the official flower of Christmas should have its very own day.   Because everywhere you look it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Poinsettias have a lot to do with that. If you think about it, they are very mysterious.  You don’t see them growing by the side of … Read More

New York City Flower Market: Christmas Edition

December 5, 2013By adminMy Blog No Comments

The Flower Market in New York City was not what I had imagined.  For some reason, I was expecting an outdoor market or a warehouse on the water.  Not so.  Typical of New York, even the Flower Market is an urban thing.   It’s a series of stores in Chelsea on 28th Street, between 6th (Avenue of … Read More