Monthly Archives: May 2010

Bees are working for the weekend!

The pollinator activity in my garden is in full swing!  Check out these busy bees on my lupines yesterday afternoon…they are definitely working for the weekend!  Happy Memorial Day!

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Perfect Peonies

I love peonies.  I even love to say the word “peony”.  I love when they start to leaf out in the spring and when I am rewarded with a big, beautiful bloom it signifies that summer is officially here!  I have got about 15 peony plants of various ages, colors and varieties.  I inherited four plants when we bought our

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Passion Flower In Bloom

There is no denying the stunning beauty of the Passion Flower.  I got a couple of shots of this beauty in bloom outside of the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, Mass. this weekend.  It is almost otherworldly.

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VT Cows on Church Street

After a delicious breakfast at Penny Cluse Cafe on Sunday morning we took a stroll down Church Street in Burlington to check out these artistic cows for the Cows Come Home-Burlington!  Leunig’s, Gardener’s Supply Co, Burlington City Arts, Cabot Cheese & Shelburne Farms were a few names amoung the sponsors on the cows I photographed.  There are

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Lily-of-the-valley

Lilacs are a huge hit in Vermont in mid-May.  Shelburne Museum held it’s annual Lilac Festival over the weekend, but for me, Convallaria Majalis, or lily-of-the-valley, are the true spring treasure.  Not only do I love, love, love the fragrance, but I think they are seriously cute and have such a sweetness to them.  Lucky

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Kristen & Adam’s Wedding at The Lilac Inn

Kristen & Adam are my first super sweet couple of the season.  They were married on Saturday at The Lilac Inn in Brandon, Vermont and despite the pending rain not a drop fell on them!  The bride wanted a natural, seasonal & gardeny style and loves an eclectic look with a modern-vintage feeling.  Lilacs were the inspiration and I had so much

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May Wedding Flowers are Blooming

The lovely couple I’ve been working with who’ll be married this weekend is going for natural, gardeny, vintage-inspired, yet modern feeling flower designs.  The bride loves lilacs in any shade and ’tis the season for lilacs in Vermont!…they’ll also be married at The Lilac Inn so that just makes it even more fitting.  The bridesmaids are wearing navy dresses and will be carrying these

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plum and white palette, bridal bouquet by Alison Ellis

Wedding Dresses Define Wedding Style

Selecting your wedding dress can be a really huge decision.  Some brides have been dreaming of their ideal dress for years, while others may have no clue where to start, what style they like or what will look best on their body type.  No matter what you spend or what the label inside the dress says, your

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Mother’s Day is on Sunday!

I have seen so many Mother’s Day advertisements this year that it’s hard to imagine that anyone could forget it, but this Sunday is the day.  Whether you are sending an elaborate bouquet of flowers or a simple card, recognizing the great moms out there is always worth your while.  I consider myself really lucky to have

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 14)

Harrilu.com makes some of the cutest screenprint tee’s.  I truly adore them and think they are one of the best things to come out of Texas!  There are some eco-friendly options here and seriously, how cute is this dress?  I’ve got a collection of 5 or 6 of Megan’s designs and after checking out her site you may want to start your own little collection, too. 

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