Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Spring is on its Way


We hope you had a great Valentine's Day and George Washington's Birthday! 


Now that we've enjoyed the February holidays, our attention tends to turn towards spring and Easter. 


The snow at the door of the greenhouse is dwindling. The sun his shining more often, the skies bluer.


Snowshoe and dog paths in the snow in Tasha Tudor's garden.


I love how, even in deep winter, you can still see the depression in the center of the herb circle where the Bay Tree normally sits. He keeps cozy in the greenhouse all winter, but you can see his presence is still missed and the circle waits for him, as we all wait for Spring. 


Keep your eyes peeled on our website for some spring cheer in the form of our collectible Easter Eggs for 2014. Coming soon!

Story and photographs by Natalie Wise

11 comments:

  1. Those Easter eggs are absolutely beautiful!!!! Would love a basket of them for Sring decorating!

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  2. Definitely a few signs that Spring is on the horizon for you! Have never seen your collectible eggs before. I cannot wait to see those and order my own! They are lovely! I also love your beeswax birthday candles!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  3. Always appreciate you bringing us into your world...I could look upon these snow scenes for hours. PKing

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  4. The snow there is beautiful. I too am ready for spring though :-)

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  5. What is the bay tree? I don't remember reading anything about it.

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  6. I don't remember reading anything about the bay tree.

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  7. Lovely photos! Looking forward to the 2014 Easter Eggs!

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  8. I just ordered my German die cuts and dresdens off ebay to do our Easter eggs and gifts. Love Easter and all the holy and lovely traditions. I love how Tasha decorated her eggs. I can just imagine the Easter baskets she laid out for her children!

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  9. Do you mind if I ask how you care for your bay tree all winter. I purchased one at a reputable nursery, and was told very firmly by the woman who worked there that I was to bring it in and NOT water it all winter. She told me even if it looked like it wanted water, do NOT water it. So, I followed her directions. It died. So sad! How do you mange it?

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    1. Hi Kate, Here is Winslow's response: "Tasha’s fifty year old bay spends each winter in the green house at very cool temperatures. It requires little watering, but is never allowed to dry out. That would certainly kill it. Some trees do like to have their soil just about dry out before each watering, and bays can tolerate drought, but not extended indoor dryness." Hope that helps! And so sorry your tree died. How sad!

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  10. Lovely easter eggs. Spring will be here before we know it--I can't wait. You still have quite a bit of snow cover I see. Thanks for sharing the photos of Tasha's garden in the winter. ♥

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