“The world changes. Times change. People change. Habits change…” Preface to Whispering Pines by Clara Endicott Sears With more of us staying at home instead of going to work these days, daily schedules have dissolved. We don’t have to be dressed, fed, and out by 7:00. There’s no prescribed lunch hour at work or school, … More Dragging Days? Try a “Kettle Drum”
Many of us love Emilie Loring’s books, because we see ourselves in them. We share her gumption in striving toward a vision, her belief in the best and her sunshiny outlook. This post is dedicated to Ellen Jenken, the creator of a wonderful Emilie Loring garden and the inspiration for our annual tea, with a … More Love Shared Is Love Multiplied
You are cordially invited to an “Emilie Loring Tea” on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in your time zone How: Enjoy your tea any way that you like. Last year, we shared garden teas, picnic teas, heirloom teas, and tea in take-out cups! (See our photo collection here!) How is it … More You Are Cordially Invited to Our Annual Emilie Loring Tea, June 30th
When you think of Emilie Loring’s stories, what images come to mind? A black cocker spaniel racing through the woods, tongue wagging? An armload of bittersweet bobbing downriver? A green circus balloon? A sparkling, yellow diamond? Some of Ellen’s favorite Emilie Loring images and sayings have become ornaments in her Ontario garden, where a host … More You’re really going to love this Emilie Loring garden!
Spring is here, and with it come new starts, new projects, new energy. It’s time to clear away last year’s leaves, cut back the plants that need it, and prepare the soil for planting. It doesn’t matter that there is more dead than alive just now, or that soon I will–yet again–do battle with weeds and … More Spring is Here, and I’m All Agog
You are cordially invited to enjoy an Emilie-Loring-inspired, garden tea on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., your local time. Enjoy your tea in any “garden” that you like. If you have an Emilie garden, we especially want to see it! Or maybe you’ll set your tea table with garden-inspired linens or fresh-cut bouquets. Please take photos to share. … More You Are Cordially Invited to a Garden Tea
It’s that time of the year when gardeners’ fingers itch to get back into the dirt. Snuggled under afghans, cradling hot drinks in our hands, we turn the pages of our gardening catalogs and dream of the months to come. “Growth rampant, fruit long and slim, dark green throughout the entire length with a light … More Emilie Loring’s Gardens