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, [...]
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!
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!
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]