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I’ve decided to go pink this year after our trip to Johansen Farms in Bolingbrook. We finally beat the gardening crowd, fully stocked and plenty to choose from. Lovely.
I was walking today with my friend Joy who always has a fabulous garden. She mentioned it was time to look at the garden catalogs for the upcoming season. So I went home and took a look at my garden inspiration: magazine covers from the 1920′s. I really was meant to live another time. I collect vintage magazine covers for my fantasy garden. I would love to have climbing roses, morning glories and hollyhocks wrapping around a garden gate, trellis or reflecting pond. And what’s that saying? If dreams were like wishes and wishes came true? Maybe someday. In the meantime, perusing my vintage magazines will have to do.
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It’s Spring in Chicago, 34 degrees and it snowed last night. Since we are celebrating Easter all week long, I found these lovely Hydrangeas at Costco to brighten up the house. It’s bound to get warmer by the end of the week. But the real story here is that the photo’s above were altered with my iPad app 100 cameras. I love using my iPad and have dozens of photo editing applications, but my favorite by far is the 100 Cameras by Trey Ratcliff. Here is what the pictures looked like before editing. Nice, but not fantastic.
Makes a difference doesn’t it?
I took a little break today from the Christmas mania over here and went for a walk around the neighborhood. It’s a beautiful sunny day and I wanted to share what my neighbors have been up to for a little Christmas inspiration. The planters this year are unbelievable. Don’t you just love the one with Rudolph popped inside? It was hard to pick my favorite, it was between the planter painted blue and the first one in the boxwood circle. I’m going with the picture number one. It’s stunning in person.
While walking to Starbucks yesterday, I passed these wonderful espaliered pear trees. What a great idea for a sustainable fence. I’m thinking we need one of these over at our house.
My good friend Joy asked me to “glean” her garden this week. I know nothing about growing or caring for a vegetable garden. The best I can do is take a few pictures of her labor of love. Joy is a foodie in the good sense of the word. The first pictures were taken early this Spring. Isn’t it amazing what transpires in just a few short months? It’s beautiful. Now I’m off to Google some recipes for eggplant. That’s a first.
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