July 5, 2022

What's Flowering at Skylands

I hope you all had a lovely Independence Day weekend. Here in the Northeast, we had excellent weather at my Bedford, New York farm and up at Skylands, my home in Maine, where there are many flowers now in bloom.

I love Maine - for me, it is a magical place and I always wish I could spend more time there. In May, I go up to carry out my annual task of planting the large ornamental urns and planters that adorn the exterior of my home. And later during the summer I go up there again to spend a few weeks with family and friends. Unfortunately, I don't always get to see all the beautiful flowers that blossom at Skylands, but Cheryl DuLong, who helps me care for Skylands, and Wendy Norling, one of my gardeners, keep me updated by sending photographs from time to time.

Here's a look at what's been blooming over the last couple of weeks, enjoy.


July 2, 2022

The First Dahlias of the Season

The dahlias are growing so nicely this season, and some are already beginning to show off those colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer right through the first frost.

The dahlia garden is tucked behind my vegetable greenhouse in an area exposed to full sun and protected from strong winds. My dahlias are from Floret, a family farm and floral design studio in the State of Washington. We also have some from Swan Island Dahlias in Oregon, a family owned business and the largest and leading dahlia grower in the United States. And, a selection comes from The Flower Hat, based in Bozeman, Montana.

Enjoy these photos of some of the season's first dahlia blooms and have a lovely July 4th weekend.

July 1, 2022

"Christmas in July" on QVC 2022

If you have some free time this weekend it’s never too early to start planning and prepping for the holiday season.

Recently on QVC, we celebrated "Christmas in July" with some of my newest decorations. I hope you were able to catch some of my appearances - I was on from early morning to late at night, joining LIVE right from my Bedford, New York farm talking with various hosts about my festive ornaments, figures, candles, tabletop trees, wines, and of course, the day's TSV - my Color Change Globe Light Strands. My entire home studio living room was lit up and filled with cheerful lights and pieces.

Enjoy these photos, and be sure to take a look at all my holiday offerings on the QVC website.