Earth Day 2017 – Are we in Ireland or New Jersey?

Even though it’s the same every year, spring always seems to sneak up on us. And how green it is! I took this pic to capture the explosion of emerald green grass that is welling up on the hill like a new sea. The local flowers are not out yet, but there is a whole other layer of

April S W A R M!!!!

Henry came running inside the house last Saturday to announce that there was a huge swarm of honey bees in the backyard. April swarms are a bit of a shock for beekeepers as it is quite early for queens to take half a hive out on the road with her in search of a new home. We were grate

Signs of Spring

Week #10 – February 29 We’ve had some pretty beautiful days this last week of February here in northwestern NJ. The weather was warm and sunny and we all rushed outside to get some work done.  Working outside in  February is what we call a “freebie,” a day that

The Art of Creating a Wedding

Week #9 – February 24th 2016 One of the great aspects about my work is that I get to meet and work with new people all the time. This winter I have been meeting with brides and grooms, their moms and dads, sisters, cousins, friends and even a dog or two here and there!  Recently

Winter Scenes

Week #5 –  January 31, 2016 Here in New Jersey we had some real weather last weekend. Winter storm “Jonas” hit us early last Saturday morning and lasted throughout the entire day.  In our part of northwestern NJ we got roughly 24 inches of snow in less than 24 hours.

Where Wedding Flowers Come From

Back in May, I had the good fortune to catch Patti in action as she installed several rows of flower crops. This quick video captures the process nearly start to finish and even includes a 6-week time warp! Though Patti makes it look easy and quick, the work is a lot harder than it lo