Caught My Eye

Life On Van IslandI need to find a corner of my overgrown garden to plant some sweet peas.

No cutting garden is complete without at least one row of fragrant, nostalgic sweet peas. I’ve been growing them for what seems like a lifetime now. Sweet peas got me into this crazy flower farming adventure in the first place and each spring as they climb their trellises it’s like seeing my dear old friends once again. In mild areas, seeds can be sown in pots in the fall, wintered over in a sheltered spot and planted out in spring. Everywhere else, sow seeds 10-12 weeks before the last frost and plant out right around the last frost, or direct seed them into the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Provide a strong trellis or support for vines to climb. #growfloret #floretseeds #farmerflorist #floretbook #BHGTakeover #BHGFlowers @floretflower

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Interesting View

Since my regular readership here includes several accomplished musicians (and folks who appreciate a new perspective), I can’t resist sharing this analysis of what a pianist sees when they are playing. Fascinating.

I can completely relate to the vertical and horizontal scanning to sight read- what about the rest of you?

Caught My Eye

Life On Van IslandWishing I had more time to perfect my piping skills.

Yep, this gorgeous bouquet is actually a cake! #CLkitchen #buttercream #instafood #regram @sweetpetalcake

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Flowers or cupcakes? 😍 You tell us! 📷: @suburbancrunchygirl

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Buttercream dreams😍 #CLkitchen #cupcakegoals #regram @milkandwaterbakingco

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Foundation Fanfare

Life On Van Island  Dan Forrest’s new setting of The Church’s One Foundation is an impressive one, with the most wonderfully arranged acapella third verse to balance the fanfare that starts and ends the piece. It was commissioned by Duke University- here is the Duke Chapel Choir, the Duke Vespers Ensemble, and the Evensong Singers under the direction of Dr. Rodney Wynkoop at the piece’s world premiere last fall.

 

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