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?
Hello everyone! We were out and about on another trip this last week and found some wonderful things!!! I always love to find something for a great price and boy did I find a good one! The dough box in the picture was such a good price that I had to check with the shop owner before I could believe it. The color is an old pumpkin/red color and the dovetails are fantastic. It has to be from an old bakery or some other commercial or large farm (?) because it is so big. It is missing its top but I love it! It has taken over the 'ionic' spot that is part of my logo but it looks wonderful! I also found a few other things to add to the January Update if I can bear to part with them! I have pictured the items below and will be adding them (or some of them!) to the January Update tomorrow! (http://www.picturetrail.com/winterberryfarm) More blogging this afternoon but now I am off to the university!
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.