Saturday, October 23, 2021

Delight is Everywhere

I wanted to make sure you know about my 3 books: Moments of Delight, Paris: Delight in the City of Light and Finding Delight.  They are available on Amazon and directly from me in the sidebar here. I'd love to inscribe one for you and send it in time for the holidays. 

I believe that the best life is a varied life.  When hobbies and travel collide with friendship and collecting.  Where sugar rules and stories matter. I've been writing about finding delight in every day life for years and I have woven my methods and mantra into my blog and books. As you read, pay attention to the pages that capture your imagination. Notice how happy you can feel, simply by thinking, by remembering.  I find delight all over my different times of day, in different cities and settings, with people that I love and in strangers that I meet. This is delight. You can read my books, explore my blog and see my art and accessories on Etsy. My Instagram is @FindDelight.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Growing Roses in Containers: Delight in the Pacific Northwest

My friend and mentor, Mary-Kate Mackey wrote a wonderful piece for Hartley Botanic Greenhouses about the success I am having growing roses in containers. I have lived east of Seattle almost 5 years and I have 10 roses flourishing in pots. 

My former zone (southeastern Michigan 6a) wouldn't support roses in containers, unless I had had one of Hartley Botanic's beautiful greenhouses, so I was thrilled when I had the chance to try it here. In this photo you can see (front to back), State of Grace, Royal Amethyst, a hydrangea in the ground, Tournament of Roses and Passionate Kisses. They make a lovely border to my suburban yard and I think it is wonderful.

Please read this article about my garden and maybe you'll be inspired to give container roses a try!

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