The 2018 growing season here at the new location in Lancaster County, PA has had some ups and downs which is to be expected, right? There remains plenty of flora to unfurl as the season progresses but we wanted to share some images of the plants we have been working with so far this season.
Flora Jones is setting up shop in a new area, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is the workshop where all the flower growing, harvesting, arranging will happen. If the snow will stop falling, we may be able to actually make some beds for the seedlings currently growing in the house. I know spring will come, itContinue reading “A New Chapter”
I hoarde materials all year. It is a weakness and I cannot stop myself nor do I wish to stop. I am constantly looking and finding, so what is a hoarder supposed to do? They all get used up eventually.
Shortly before the deadly frost prediction, I cut everything that was still viable in the container garden and made some arrangements. Particular to these ‘arrangements’ is the Nageire Chabana concept of composing flowers within ten seconds. This variety of Ikebana is more relaxed than the elaborate structural type of arrangements and is typically part ofContinue reading “Post Frost”
It finally happened on Friday evening, the coldest weather of the fall. Even the weeds took a toll so the death knell has resoundingly sounded for the growing season here in the mid-Atlantic. Time for foraging evergreens, moss, lichen, branches, pods, all lovelies.
I am partial to the yellows of fall more so than the red and orange tones. Certainly the fiery tones are head-turners, perhaps I am more moved by quiet and subtle shifts. For certain, yellows’ brilliant glow has my heart.