garden, heart, words

The roses in my garden have toppled Birds seek shelter within the deepest branches of the forest Songless Everything beautiful bows to sudden summer rain

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charm, garden

aliceandmolly home

For the French girl or boy in you. Make a simple room diffuser. Choose a bottle or jar. Cut a few rose canes- it’s the perfect time to prune. Add condensed rose water to the bottle and several drops of rose essential oil. Wine and Baudelaire. ― “It is the time you have wasted for […]

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DIY, garden, succulents, whimsey

Starter Plants

At last. Spring has arrived to the west coast.  Over at the alice and molly castle, I plant. Some mornings call for mindless pursuits, such as placing a succulent into a tiny planter, in between sips of black coffee, all the while, catching sun beams. Succulents, or, “starter plants,” are the perfect choice for a mindless […]

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garden, Gertrude Jeckyll roses, memoir

A View

from my window. I haven’t returned to England although my family roots are planted deep beneath the English countryside. This invisible tie to the old world always stirs within my soul. Ancestors beckon my return and point me in a purposeful direction. This gorgeous English shrub rose is an heirloom variety named after the famous […]

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garden, heart, Peonies

Peonies

“Roses as big as cabbages.” ~ Marco Polo Behold. Of the family~ Paeoniaceae The floral symbol of China Holds tradition The 12th. wedding anniversary flower Can live for 100 years The first peonies to bloom in my garden. ❤  

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