Thursday, July 30, 2009







We had the pleasure of meeting artist, floral designer and master gardener Carol Duke a few weeks ago. We stayed at her Flower Hill Farm retreat during our Brimfield escapades. Her gardens are wild and stunning - at the time brimming with cone flowers (which now grace the header of this blog) yarrow, bee balm, lillies, astilbe, goosenecks, blueberries and hydrangea. Our room (the studio) had a clawfoot tub in the middle of it. After a day at Brimfield we'd wash off all the dust and sunblock in it while listening to the sounds of the evening garden through the open doors that looked out to the hillside of gardens. It was a beautiful 3 days.

Carol snapped this portrait of Eric and I on our way out. I hope to visit again at a different time of year to see the gardens in a different phase...in the meantime when I crave a shot of nature I visit her incredible blog where she documents the flowers and birds of her little paradise.

8 comments:

17 beats. said...

that's a great photo of you two. hope you had a happy birthday, baby mouse!

Miz.November said...

The new banner looks great. And such a darling photo of you two.

L A M A R T I N É said...

a florists heaven !

LPC said...

Yes that is a lovely lovely picture of you two. So sweet. Thanks for the prettiness today.

soulflower said...

Wow...how beautiful! The new banner looks fabulous...just like everything I see on this blog and your shops site!Happy birthday too!

gale said...

it was your golden birthday!! hope you had a happy one.

i love that pic of you and eric!

love and kisses,
g

Alice and Stuart said...

happy golden b-day sarah. hope this year treats you very well. your birthday bouquet from Jen is gorgeous.

kate holt said...

Well, Happy Birthday to you Sarah! It only gets better from here...I love the work you've been doing lately, must be your 29 years of experience!