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
3 04, 2013

Romancing the Azalea

2013-04-04T21:18:59+00:00

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
12 08, 2012

Wilmington, NC, Garden Featured in Wilmington Star-News

2012-08-12T00:35:02+00:00

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!

Wilmington, NC, Garden Featured in Wilmington Star-News 2012-08-12T00:35:02+00:00
6 07, 2012

A Moss Garden in Richmond, VA

2012-07-06T22:36:08+00:00

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 [...]

A Moss Garden in Richmond, VA 2012-07-06T22:36:08+00:00
1 05, 2012

‘Designer’s Favorite Plants’

2012-05-01T00:19:39+00:00

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

‘Designer’s Favorite Plants’ 2012-05-01T00:19:39+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
30 11, 2011

Life of Flowers

2011-11-30T20:09:01+00:00

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

Life of Flowers 2011-11-30T20:09:01+00:00
29 07, 2011

“A Magical Garden” in Washington Gardener

2011-07-29T10:14:25+00:00

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

“A Magical Garden” in Washington Gardener 2011-07-29T10:14:25+00:00
28 02, 2010

Travel and Garden Design

2010-02-28T19:38:17+00:00

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 [...]

Travel and Garden Design 2010-02-28T19:38:17+00:00