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
26 08, 2012

Time

2012-08-27T15:55:25+00:00

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 [...]

Time 2012-08-27T15:55:25+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
13 02, 2012

Books for Snuggly Days

2012-02-18T23:34:02+00:00

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 [...]

Books for Snuggly Days 2012-02-18T23:34:02+00:00
27 10, 2010

Time to Sit and Watch the Leaves

2010-10-27T14:55:00+00:00

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” -- Elizabeth Lawrence Thanks to Shirley of Pender Nursery in NC for posting this in a recent e-mail. I love the NC writer, Elizabeth Lawrence, whose books are wonderful recipes of seasonal gardening chores and observations, mixed in with garden philosophy. Great reads, especially in the winter when there is time to settle in with a good garden [...]

Time to Sit and Watch the Leaves 2010-10-27T14:55:00+00:00
14 01, 2010

Frances Mayes Website/Blog Link

2010-01-14T20:31:03+00:00

To know me is to know that my favorite author is Frances Mayes, writer of the Under the Tuscan Sun series about her life in Italy.  I have spent many an hour dreaming as I read through her books.  Her work has influenced me greatly.  She is a gardener in her own right and usually writes extensively about gardens in each of her books (in addition to cooking, decorating, [...]

Frances Mayes Website/Blog Link 2010-01-14T20:31:03+00:00