{YE Look Book} Bella Notte's Pearl

Elegant. Sophisticated. Neutral.  Bella Notte Linens' newest color introduction, Pearl, is a nude-like neutral, the shade of an elegant garden rose.  It is rich and warm in synthetics, soft and neutral in cottons and linens.  The perfect addition to the softly sophisticated Bella Notte color palette.  Combined with White and Winter White, it is like nacre - iridescent and luxurious and changes with light and mood.

above.  Seville Deluxe Shams in Winter White | Seville Embroidered Euro Shams in Pearl | Sloan Bolster in Pearl | Sloan Throw in Pearl | Seville Coverlet in Winter White | Seville Embroidered Throw in Pearl

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{dirt 60631} Late Spring 2016

{dirt 60631} is a pictorial journal of Yvonne's garden journey in a Zone 5, Chicago city lot.

Gardening on a city lot can be a challenge ... poor soil, pollution, weeds and might I say DOGS!  However, this years abundance of rain and cool temperatures, along with years of feeding the soil, has yielded a unusually lush garden.  So much so, that we've been graced with visits from feathered friends we've never seen before ... Baltimore Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, Grey Cat Birds, and Nashville Warblers.  All came for a short visit on their Spring migration!  They're cohabitating with the Robins, Cardinals, Gold Finches, House Finches, Chickadees, and Wrens. I'm thrilled! Enjoy the view!


{dirt 60631} April, A Month of a Thousand Blooms

{dirt 60631} is a pictorial journal of Yvonne's garden journey in a Zone 5, Chicago city lot.

I come out of winter hibernation anxious for a dose of early mud.  In late February, I start poking around the garden (aka, looking under fallen leaves that have yet to be cleaned up) looking for anything green and any signs of life.  In March, the clouds and rains seem to last FOREVER!  Then finally, April, the month of a thousand blooms, satisfies my appetite with overly jubilant splashes of fresh green and flowering spring bulbs (on a mission to get their business done before the flush of leaves shade them out).  Enjoy the feast!