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, [...]
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 [...]
Here's a link to my latest article in Wrightsville Beach (NC) Magazine. Enjoy!
I have an article due later this week on the subject of peanuts. I'm looking forward to writing it, yet I haven't gotten the urge or the inspiration to get started. The deadline will get me moving, I know, because I have a deep-seated need to fulfill my obligations to the best of my ability. I still see my mother staring at me, arms crossed, with tapping [...]
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!
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. [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 [...]
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
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 [...]
If you garden, Winter is a time of major dreaming. Dreaming about how our gardens will do this year, dreaming about maybe traveling to see some gardens, and, well...dreaming while sleeping. It's a great time for naps, snuggled up in your favorite old blankets and afghans. Personally, my reading time is just before I sleep--at night or before a nap. I relax and dig into whatever book I'm reading [...]