This blog is now devoted to gardening with native plants with a focus on those species native to the east coast of the United States. With an MS in Agricultural Science from the University of Delaware and my love of native plants, I hope to help folks see the beauty and necessity of using native plants in your garden instead of exotic plants. Did you know that our native song birds and native insects are disappearing as our local environments continue to change?
The clock is ticking down the minutes 'til the update!!
Hi everyone! I have been spending the last couple of days getting ready for the update! Cataloging items, taking pictures and getting everything put on my picturetrail site ! I am so excited about how things are coming together that I just had to give you a couple more sneak peeks! Here is an old red canister that I am selling this time - you have seen it in the pictures of my greatroom. I love the things that I find in my travels but sometimes it is time to send somebody on their way to a new home! I have used this canister (or whatever it is - LOL!) to hold flowers of all kinds and every Christmas I fill is with fresh holly or winterberry branches to brighten a dark corner! I also have a picture of one of the sifters that I found (oops! gave you another hint!) and filled it with some holly and a great old celluloid ram. Both of these items will be in the update along with a lot of other cool stuff! Remember to send your email address to me before Monday afternoon so I can add it to the email list and you can get a chance to see the items for sale before 5pm on the 24th! You will also be in the drawing for our November Door Prize; the winner will be announced during the update on the 24th! I am heading back to the camera and more pictures - have a great rest of your weekend. I will be posting again tomorrow - so come back for a visit! My picturetrail site address is: http://www.picturetrail.com/winterberryfarm and my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Things have changed quite a bit in the last two years since I last posted a blog here at Winterberry Farm Primitives. My oldest grandson is now in college and my daughter is finishing her RN in her new home up in New York City. I have had four fantastic years as an antiques dealer and have met some wonderful people. Now it is time to get back to blogging about what I love - antiques and native plants! My blogs on antiques will be companions to my monthly shop updates and my gardening blogs will try to follow the seasons, so here we go! I am a wife to a great hubby, mother of two wonderful people (both of which served their country - AF & Army) & grandmother of three great teenagers. I am also a plant scientist with a masters in science. I developed a vegetative propagation method for Spigelia marilandica as my undergraduate project & worked with three species of trillium, for my masters thesis. That said - after several years in the ag/biotech field, I find myself drawn back to my first love of antiques & gardening.