9 07, 2017

Woodland Cottage’s Gardens on Tour

2018-03-01T16:12:57+00:00

I had the pleasure of opening my garden a couple of weeks ago to the Garden Bloggers Fling, which meets annually in cities around the country. We had an international group visit the garden. It was great fun. I'd like to share with you a marvelous article by Pam Penick, who has the blog Digging. I think she captured the garden here at Woodland Cottage very succinctly. Thanks, [...]

Woodland Cottage’s Gardens on Tour 2018-03-01T16:12:57+00:00
23 11, 2016

Holiday 2016 Newsletter

2018-03-01T16:45:15+00:00

  And here we are again—the holidays have begun! Here is a link to my Holiday 2016 Newsletter, full of reminiscences, news of this years trips, and garden advice. Enjoy--and Happy Holidays!

Holiday 2016 Newsletter 2018-03-01T16:45:15+00:00
28 11, 2015

Holiday 2015 Newsletter

2018-03-07T17:48:27+00:00

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays! Here is a link to my Holiday 2015 Newsletter, full of garden tips and information on our travels this year. Enjoy!

Holiday 2015 Newsletter 2018-03-07T17:48:27+00:00
2 05, 2013

Spring 2013 Newletter

2018-03-08T16:52:38+00:00

My Spring 2013 newsletter is now up on my website.  Enjoy! Here's my garden right now--full, glorious Spring.  The azaleas will be at peak this weekend.      

Spring 2013 Newletter 2018-03-08T16:52:38+00:00
14 02, 2013

Greetings from Wilmington, NC

2018-03-08T16:53:16+00:00

Loropetalum beginning to bloom in our front yard After what always seems like an eternity (in other words, getting through January), I made it down here to Steve's in Wilmington.  I've been here a week and, already, I feel the relaxation and calm streaming into my body and the stress and tension slowly draining out.  The air is not all that much warmer down here--though I don't [...]

Greetings from Wilmington, NC 2018-03-08T16:53:16+00:00
8 03, 2012

Nancy Goodwin’s Montrose Garden in Hillsborough, NC

2012-03-08T11:53:31+00:00

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. Steve and I visited there two Winters ago, and we had a personal tour through the garden with Nancy.  It [...]

Nancy Goodwin’s Montrose Garden in Hillsborough, NC 2012-03-08T11:53:31+00:00
15 12, 2011

A Man Named Pearl

2012-01-23T15:04:59+00:00

The wonderful documentary, A Man Named Pearl, shows on Oprah's network, OWN, this Sunday, December 18th, during the 'Super Soul Sunday' block from 8-11am.  Check for TV schedules here.  See here for more information about the documentary.  Thanks to Amy Stewart at Garden Rant for the heads-up. Steve and I had the pleasure of visiting Mr. Pearl's garden in Bishopville, SC (near Florence, SC), in the Winter of 2010.  [...]

A Man Named Pearl 2012-01-23T15:04:59+00:00
2 03, 2010

Montrose

2010-03-03T00:02:01+00:00

Sometimes, things just work out for the best. Like last Thursday. Steve and I got in the car in Wilmington, on a rainy, nasty, cold morning at 7am. We were headed to Montrose in Hillsborough, NC, to tour the gardens. Hillsborough is northwest of Durham, so we went through Raleigh on the way. It's really a straight shot up I-40 from Wilmington. When we got close to Raleigh, it [...]

Montrose 2010-03-03T00:02:01+00:00
22 02, 2010

Blooms Garden Tour

2010-03-02T23:10:33+00:00

How I wish I could go! I hear Donna Dawson, Master Gardener and tour guide par excellence, gives a great tour through her company, Gardening Tours. Check it out. Adrian Bloom's Celebration of English Gardens Tour July 3-11, 2010 For more info, go to www.gardeningtours.com and click on "Blooms2010". There is no finer example of using plants to inspire both intellectually and emotionally than English garden design. Steeped in [...]

Blooms Garden Tour 2010-03-02T23:10:33+00:00