A handful of pinhead-sized seeds in January, a bank of sweet-scented colour in July...the 2006 seed catalogues have been a welcome diversion from the past week's sub-zero temperatures.
It’s time for toys designed strictly with grown-ups in mind.
The list of worthy folk mentioned in the British New Year's honours list can make dull reading, but not this year.
In 2005, the healthy bottom line for sales of Irish art by Ireland's leading fine art auction houses (Whyte's, de Vere's and Adam's) was almost €24 million, an increase of €9 million on 2004.
At this time of year the word goose has certain connotations and, even if it's on the menu, don't forget its living kith and kin.
Euphorbia pulcherrima, better-known as the poinsettia, is a plant we have all owned or bought as a gift.
The Market House in Monaghan is a splendid example of an obsolete building put to good use.
At Niagara Falls last December, running around to keep warm as one does, I was stopped in my tracks by a municipal flower bed planted with ornamental cabbage and kale.
On November 17 Sotheby's Geneva will offer what is only the sixth opportunity in two centuries to buy a Russian imperial jewel.
We had a magical summer up here in Co Monaghan. Everything bloomed early and self-seeded.
Andrew Duggan is an artist very much of his time. His strength lies in his talent for completing the circle by breathing life into history using contemporary media.
Looking forward to next year, The Collection of the Late Miss Valerie Beston: Artists from the London School is the modest title of the sale of a collection that is anything but.
Food Dudes is an initiative from Bord Bia aimed at getting children to eat more fruit and vegetables.
A 1935 self-portrait by Harry Kernoff is one of the highlights of Loughlin Bowe's sale of the contents of four Irish country houses on October 23.
Butterflies are sheer joy, provided you distinguish between friends and foes.