Category Archives: Etiquette

A Plant That Takes the Summer Off

The genus Cyclamen first entered my consciousness during a visit to Copenhagen. They were for sale on the street outside of florists and neighborhood food stores. I seemed never to be quite out of sight of a constellation of plunging … Continue reading

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A Clean, Well Lighted Place

A European city: narrow masonry buildings on winding cobbled lanes, over which bicycles bump, along which tiny dun-colored cars are parked. The streets are interrupted by canals that no longer seem to serve any commercial purpose, but are undeniably picturesque. … Continue reading

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You Really Should

Bringing a bouquet of flowers to a social engagement is not, repeat, not old fashioned. It is, in fact, just the thing. It is not necessary to limit oneself to a bouquet of cut flowers; arrangements in vases and potted … Continue reading

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