Tuesday, January 29, 2008

In 1862, missionary sisters transformed The Minimes Convent in Provence, France into a place of care. They enriched the convent's legacy of plant studies by applying their knowledge of nature to create remedies for the residents of the convent. Inspired by this history, each product from Le Couvent Des Minimes is touched by this tradition with age-old recipes, selection of the finest natural ingredient and ancestral know-how to combine pleasure with remedy.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


As soothing as a field of daisies, COZY CHAMOMILE Herb Tea is a wonderful way to unwind and relax any time of day.

In the hustle and hurry that have become so much a part of our lives, it's important to take a moment at the end of each day to unwind. SWEET DREAMS Herbal Tea, a blend of chamomile and hibiscus flowers with its mild and soothing flavor, will add a peaceful note to the close of your day.

CONSTANT COMMENT was created to bring more flavor to tea. Made from an original Bigelow recipe, "Constant Comment" is a blend of the finest mountain grown teas deliciously flavored with rind oranges and sweet spice. Delicious hot, superb iced. Enjoy if often by yourself or with your family and friends

Sunday, January 6, 2008


I recently went shopping for winter plants. I had forgotten this is the season to get roses. The poor little plants with only three branches to their name...hoping those few branches will be enough to issue their many blooms. What is ever more pitiful is the roses "in the back." Sign... These plants were forgotten all year it seems, never once getting re-potted or talked to. Their twisted branches are entangled together in a thorny mass. The hybrid tea rose, bred for those velvety petals and luxurious fragrance are humbled among the rebellious climbing roses - cast aside, forgotten and unkempt...and drastically marked down in price! With a true clipper these once majestic rose plants will BLOOM AGAIN...I am sure of it!!!