Dried Citrus Ornaments: Natural Holiday Beauty

So many people loved the dried orange slice garland project, so I thought I’d make some whole dried citrus ornaments to decorate the house this Christmas. This took a little trial and error, but in the end they turned out really nice. I tried lemons, limes, oranges and clementines. The orange and clementines worked out the best,… [Read More]

The Norfolk Botanical Garden

Visiting a 155-acre botanical garden in late-July Virginia can be a challenge. Luckily for us, the weather was unseasonably cool this year, and there was plenty of shade throughout. The Norfolk Botanical Garden was created in 1938 by a local city official, Thomas P. Thompson, and a horticulturist, Frederic Heutte. Heutte believed that the local… [Read More]

Another Gift Idea for Flower Lovers

Here’s an idea for anyone on your list who enjoys flowers. I’ve actually bought them for birthday gifts in the past but they would make a great Hanukkah  or Christmas gifts too. Robert Furber’s Twelve Months of Flowers botanical prints. Robert Furber was a nurseryman from England in the 1700’s. In 1730 he published a… [Read More]