Romancing the Azalea

Here’s a link to my latest article for Wrightsville Beach Magazine, “Romancing the Azalea”, in celebration of the upcoming, annual Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC.  Enjoy and Happy Spring!  (Hoping for a warm up soon!)

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on April 3, 2013

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Wilmington, NC, Garden Featured in Wilmington Star-News

Here’s a link to a wonderful article about Steve’s Wilmington, NC, garden, written by our friend, Katie Elzer-Peters for the Wilmington Star-News.  You can read the article here.  It gives you a peak into our garden down there. Enjoy!

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on August 12, 2012

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Arlington Magazine Features the Garden at Woodland Cottage

The waterfall at Woodland Cottage

The waterfall at Woodland Cottage

Here’s the link to the article about my garden in Arlington Magazine‘s July/August issue.

www.minnichgardendesign.com/pdf/WaterWorld.pdf

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on July 25, 2012

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A Moss Garden in Richmond, VA

In my last post, I wrote about moss paths.  I mentioned visiting a moss garden in Richmond, VA.  This evening, I was looking at past episodes of ‘A Gardener’s Diary’, hosted by Erica Glasener.

Mossy pathways at Woodland Cottage

Mossy pathways at Woodland Cottage

[A little aside here…this has always been my favorite garden show.  It used to be on HgTV (yes, big ‘H’, little ‘g’–they’ve let us gardeners down) at 7am Eastern, and I was up and on my stationary bike every morning at that time, ready to watch.  What a shame they took it off the air.  They need to put it back on!]

Anyway, the episode, ‘Mad About Moss’, is on Hulu.com currently, and Erica is touring the same Richmond garden I toured so many years ago, with the owner–but hurry, they will not be posted for long.  Here’s the link to the show.  Enjoy!  http://www.hulu.com/watch/315467

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‘Designer’s Favorite Plants’

Here is a link to an article I wrote in the May 2012 issue of Wrightsville Beach (NC) Magazine, titled ‘Designer’s Favorite Plants’.  Thanks to Marimar McNaughton for the opportunity to put together the article.  Enjoy!

http://www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/article.asp?aid=824&iid=103&sud=27

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Nancy Goodwin’s Montrose Garden in Hillsborough, NC

I noticed Anne Raver wrote a piece in the New York Times recently about Nancy Goodwin and her garden in Hillsborough, NC, “Montrose”.  Here’s a link. Nancy wrote a book about her garden and her experiences there, Montrose: Life in a Garden.  It’s a lovely, informative read.

The garden at Montrose in late Summer

The garden at Montrose in early Fall

Steve and I visited there two Winters ago, and we had a personal tour through the garden with Nancy.  It was magical.  I wrote about it here.

The garden at Montrose in late Winter

The garden at Montrose in late Winter

Hillsborough, NC, is the American home, also, for Frances Mayes, (“Under the Tuscan Sun”) and her husband, Ed.  They’ve just completed a new cookbook, The Tuscan Sun Cookbook, which will be released next week, on March 13th.  Can’t wait!  Following the book’s release, they’ll start their book tour.

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Life of Flowers

Meteorological Winter begins tomorrow, December 1st.  The leaves have completely fallen off the trees in my garden and I see a stark and barren landscape when I look out the windows.

Yet, before we know it, Spring will be here again.  Here’s a video to remind us.

Life of Flowers

Hat tip to Betty Jackson Truax

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on November 30, 2011

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“A Magical Garden” in Washington Gardener

My article “A Magical Garden” is in the summer issue of Washington Gardener, hot off the press.  Available for sale at various locations in the Washington, DC, area or you can order/subscribe at www.washingtongardener.com

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on July 29, 2011

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Travel and Garden Design

I love to travel. I love the “otherness”. Besides a chance to get out of my usual surroundings and experience time in a different environment to regroup and refresh, I get a lot of design ideas by visiting gardens wherever I travel. I see new plants I just have to have and then I try to figure out if I can grow them…or what I can substitute that might look as similar as possible.

Last year, a reporter for Lawn and Landscape magazine called and asked me to tell her why I consider travel an important element in my garden design process (she had seen mention of my love of travel on my website). Frankly, I forgot all about the interview and never saw the article–until a few days ago, when a grower in California e-mailed to ask me a question pertaining to the interview. Here’s a link to the article.

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on February 28, 2010

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Curb Appeal

Here is a link to the HGTV ‘Curb Appeal’ episode in which I participated…it aired in spring 2009. My work is featured in the second half of the show.

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This post was written by Jeff Minnich on January 27, 2010

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