Debra Lee Baldwin

Vase Envy

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Do you remember the first time you were enchanted by cut flowers in a vase? Although each element was lovely on its own, combined they were amazing. My mother filled jars with nasturtiums, which grew in sunny patches in the avocado orchard. Unfortunately, they last
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My Crazy-Busy Spring

The must-have mouse ears at this year's Epcot Center's International Flower Festival were green plush with a ladybug bow.
  With a new book to launch, I accepted numerous speaking engagements this spring. The thing is, though, events are scheduled six to 12 months in advance. You check your calendar, and if there’s a blank date, you blithely scribble it in. But as the
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