Charity dinners are usually for giving, not for receiving. For Neal Sanders, however, one uncomfortable evening at a charity dinner fund-raiser gave him the idea for his first self-published novel, “Murder Imperfect.” The Medfield resident was inspired to write the mystery, involving about a Wellesley Hills businessman murdered by his wife, after attending a benefit event charity dinner and witnessing a painfully real tableau of domestic displeasure between a drunk guest and his much younger wife during the benefit event. Once they left the dinner, Sanders’ wife, Betty, said she thought the woman was going to murder the man on the spot. And so Kat and George of “Murder Imperfect” were born. For Sanders, “fiction is reality on steroids.” His muses — gardening, the business world, and New England — are integral parts of his life.
Did you catch our March story on floral design tips from the pro? Debra Prinzing, author, Seattle-ite, and dear friend of Sunset, shares her choice tips on using color theory when arranging flowers to avoid a vase of confetti.
Today, I'll admit--I cursed Floral Friday. Just a bit. I've been battling a cold this week and haven't accomplished anything that I planned. (Oh, the posts I wanted to share with you! The seedling babies I wanted to show off! The sprouting peas!) Instead, I've been lazing around, bundled in
Sweet Home Chicago. I grew up 38 miles north ‘as the crow flies’ along the beautiful N. Shore of Lake Michigan. Next Wednesday, March 19, at 11:00 AM I'll be talking about rosesat the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. I wish Lynn Arthur and my mother could be there. Here’s why. Let me tell you…
SIERRA MADRE >> For the 97th annual Wistaria Festival on Sunday, event-goers will have a one-day free pass to enter the backyards of two private homes and see the Guinness World Records’ largest blossoming plant.Nicknamed “J