9 07, 2017

Woodland Cottage’s Gardens on Tour


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


  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
7 09, 2016

Please Be Sure to Water!


I think all of us here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic were hoping for some good, soaking rains from Tropical Storm Hermine this past week; alas, it is drier than ever.  We must be very diligent about watering (soaking) our gardens as we prepare our plants to go dormant before they head into winter. I am beginning to see plants drying out in some of the gardens I am [...]

Please Be Sure to Water! 2018-03-07T17:29:18+00:00
28 11, 2015

Holiday 2015 Newsletter


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
9 08, 2015

Don’t Forget to Water


As Summer slowly begins to slip into Fall here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic, we enter the hot, dry weather of August and early September. The first signs of Fall are just becoming evident: shorter days; a new, golden quality to the late afternoon and evening light; and the fading of many flowers and vegetables in our gardens. Besides watering and weeding, there is not much else to do in [...]

Don’t Forget to Water 2018-03-08T16:12:44+00:00
2 05, 2013

Spring 2013 Newletter


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
3 04, 2013

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!)

Romancing the Azalea 2013-04-04T21:18:59+00:00
14 02, 2013

Greetings from Wilmington, NC


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
29 01, 2013

Imagining Spring


Now that we're about at the halfway point of Winter, I start to imagine Springtime.  The days are just starting to lengthen, and the sun is just beginning to feel a bit stronger.  By Valentine's Day, the sun begins to heat up the car again. I've been AWOL for awhile, so may I wish you a Happy New Year, belatedly.  My desktop computer is on its last leg (a [...]

Imagining Spring 2013-01-29T19:34:51+00:00