The Dracena Is Dead. Long Live the Dracena

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I did it. I cut the dracena marginata growing wild in our living room down to size. One of its stalks was eight feet … [Read more...]

The Downside of Things Beautiful — From the Mighty Rose to the Humble Daisy

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The fine artist wannabe in me asserts that, as a rule of thumb, flowers are just too nice, too darned pretty to be the … [Read more...]

In the Garden: Look What Happened to My Front Yard Over the Weekend

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I wasn't looking. I was at the computer all weekend with my back to the world. When I finally took a bleary look out the … [Read more...]

From the de Young — A Final Toss of the Bouquet

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall At times during my visit to the Bouquets to Art exhibition at the de Young on Tuesday, I wondered whether my … [Read more...]

Leaves, Twigs and Seeds at the de Young — It’s Art, but Is It a Bouquet?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall. Nothing seems to be off limits to the 130-plus floral designers who've filled the courts and galleries of the de Young Fine … [Read more...]