Here are some of the bulbs I’ve purchased for Spring. I wasn’t crazy about the gladiolus from a couple of years ago, but this year I missed them in my cut flower arrangements. The winter also didn’t kill the ones I didn’t pull up, so I’ll try them again. The daisy-like dahlias were surprisingly pretty when I saw them in Skylands Botanical garden. I’m thinking I’ll try them this year alongside some annuals. The red hot poker looked great in the pond garden and I definitely want more of them, so we’ll see if they root.
In 1968, American artist Donald Judd purchased 101 Spring Street, a five-story cast-iron building in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood designed by Nicholas Whyte for $68,000. The artist lived there with his family for many years and used the space as a studio. The building is considered to be the birthplace of ‘permanent installation’ as well as an inspiration for much of his work. Judd believed the placement of an artwork was as vital to its understanding as the work itself. His first applications of this idea were realised in his installation of works throughout 101 Spring Street as he renovated the expansive property.