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I miss this!

I just came across several issues of the now demised House & Garden magazine.

I certainly miss it! While Veranda, AD, ID, Traditional Home, etc. are the go-to magazines, I used to really look forward to browsing House & Garden’s unique view of the design world. It was slightly more down-to-earth, but savvy just the same.

I particularly liked the floral and garden coverage. And they seemed to be in the forefront of the green movement coverage as it related to our own homes.

May it one day return!

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Cultivated Pleasures

After visiting Greet’s lovely new outbuilding in this Belgian Pearl post (here) and admiring Trish’s poppies and David Austin roses in this Trouvais post (here), I thought I’d share some bits of my garden with you. The tulips, helleborous, magnolia and dogwood are in full bloom now, with the lily of the valley, tree peonies and lilacs almost ready to burst.

Before I started painting and plastering, I really wanted to open a garden accessories and antique shop. I would have named it Cultivated Pleasures as I’ve always loved that name. Wouldn’t that be a perfect blog name? Hmmm….

The small round leaves in the foreground are European ginger. We split them every year as they make a wonderful ground cover.

rock tulip

helleborus

helleborus

hostas

dogwood

peony unfurling

peony almost open

Have a fun weekend!

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