Friday, November 27, 2009

Wreaths in the sun

A beautiful sunny morning shines on this stack of hand made mix pine

The Man from Del Monte, he say not yet

Miniature pineapple plants in late November, how very fall...

"The fabric of our lives"

Fresh cotton plants.

Holiday madness

So this is 6am Monday morning, the winter greens arrive in full force.


Today is "Black Friday"...another shopping day conspiracy from the big
companies. What does this madness have to do with the spirit
Christmas? Absolutely nothing. So that is my very short social comment
off the day.
Thank God for flowers. These forest of amaryllis plants in bloom were
sitting on the side walk of the flower market just being.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


These are just fabulous.

Brassica pink

Another spring morning, oops, I mean November morning. Cannot believe how warm it has been this week. So in November like.
Sorry no Monday post but it was my birthday and decided only to work half the day. I was feeling a little tired and decided to go for a bike ride along the Hudson River.  Just the tonic to pick me up.
I will send some pics from the market later today. Thanks to my family and all my Facebook friends for calling and emailing me best wishes. It is much appreciated. Another year wiser.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Peony Red Charm

Peonies come in two forms "Herbaceous" and "Tree Peony". The first are the more common varities that you will find in your garden and florist. The Tree peonies tend to be shorter stemmed and take a longer time to grow. They have many varieties and more interesting colour combinations,

Red anemone

The Anemone is part of the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. There are
about 120 species in this familly. The name means "wind flower". They
come a variety of colors : white, purple, lavender, blue, pinks and
and sometimes yellow.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Also known as Smokebush or Common Smoketree. I just love the smokey
brown leaves with the red tinge.

Gloriosa Lillies

These beauties are from Japan. They are about 30" tall.

New Zealand Peonies

More stunning coral peonies arrived this week.


These are the last of the season golden Dahlias. They have had a good


Ilex berries

You know winter is on it's way when these berries from Holland start
to appear. Now they are lush plump berries. They are quite expensive.
The local varieties will not be available until later in the season.

Classic hydrangea

Could not resist this one.

Tulips are back

It's early Thursday morning and I cannot sleep. So thought this was a
good time to update this weeks "new and noted".
The season is getting cold and Tulips from Holland are in the market.
The photo below shows how the are packed and shipped to the US. It is
amazing how the flowers travel so well.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Capriccion garden rose close to a true gold colour.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Winter Peony season

Today is the first Monday in November and we have the beginning of the
New Zealand peonies. For those with Uber budgets.....