Flowers @ Heath

IMG_1470 IMG_1480 {This years crocus and hellebore’s at Heath}

The cherry blossoms lining the Tidal Basin off the Potomac River tell us that spring is most definitely on the way! And after the long harsh winter, everyone is waiting for warmer weather, longer days and more time spent outdoors. The anticipation of things to come begins with the gorgeous colors of crocus, daffodils and hellebore’s sprouting around the grounds at Heath.

IMG_1424{Large bowl of daffodils in the kitchen}

My love of flowers goes back to early childhood, when I would pick blooms from my mom’s garden or even the neighbors {mostly without their knowledge}, and would decorate the rooms at home with freshly picked tulips, daffodils or lilacs. The fragrance that emanated always inspired me to sketch or paint these fabulous flowers into notebooks. I am really looking forward to the feel of spring rain and the warmth of the sun while working in the garden, where I will create my own spectacular beauty at Heath.

Garden stylishly,


Facets of Spring

{Hellebores in the wooded area that I lovingly refer to as Poison Ivy Row}

On Saturday afternoon the sun began shining through a tremendous wall of clouds for a brief moment, and I was so excited at the prospect of a bit of warmth that I grabbed my camera and headed out the front door.



Everywhere I looked spring was pushing its way through the surface of the rich soil. My neighbors were out planting annuals, but I preferred photographing a few of the perennials that I look forward to seeing every year!

Here are a few items that are blooming prolifically in the house an Amaryllis and a few onions from the larder, we are definitely springing forward!!




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