I want to share this new online magazine for garden lovers and home dwellers. It is really inspiring to see so many stylists be open to the homemade artisinal movement that has returned which is similiar to the Arts and Crafts Movement hundred years ago. This is Leaf's preview issue and I really like it a lot.
Check out the middle of the magazine and decide if you are Homespun, a Neo Prep or an Industrist! Anyone that knows me knows I am mostly Homespun though I love creating different moods that work for my clients spaces.
The magazine nods a tribute to Ellen Biddle Shipman who was known as America's best woman flower garden maker. Inspiring to read and nice to be validated with the feminine choices in a perennial garden like Peonies, old fashioned roses and irises and lillies.
I planted Heirloom species Lilies today- L.tigrinum splendens circa 1870 which will have a radiant salmon orange with maroon garnet spots. The carriage house was built in 1890 and it is lovely to have some plants that honor the time period.
I also will add Triandrus Narcissi variety Thalia circa 1916 which smells divine and usually bears two or more pendant of flowers per stem and can handle some shade.
I have chosen Rosalie as a tulip which is a Triumph Tulip and is a rose pink that looks will with the Nantucket grey cedar shakes on the carriage house.
For a ground cover I have planted Grecian Windflowers with a daisy like flower circa 1898. These can also be forced in pots though I have not ever done this.
Thank goodness that the weather has been on my side this winter so I have a few more days to complete bulbs in the ground for winter. Christmas trees are up and so are my English boxwood wreaths. I always grace the front of the carriage home with a super large Frazer Fir wreath and that is hung. Pictures to come. I promise!