...but we know it will, of course--eventually. From this (Bluffton, SC, February 2014)... ...to this (Arlington, VA, March 6, 2014) It's good to be back home in Arlington, though not to this cold and snow! Except for the ice storm that occurred when I first arrived in North Carolina last month, the Winter weather down South this year was gorgeous. Winter Damage The lowest temperature [...]
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!)
Spring gardening tips in my article for the latest issue of Wrightsville Beach Magazine (Wilmington, NC). http://www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/flash/2013-3/#/62/
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 [...]
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!
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
Tornadoes over much of the East today as we enter meteorological Spring. Terrible and sad. It's the season for unsettled weather. We had temperatures in the mid-80sF here in Wilmington, NC, yesterday. I had some surprises on my 'coffee walk' this morning around our garden. The most astounding bloom is the Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) that popped into flower overnight in the thick, humid air. Here's what I saw [...]
Here's an article I wrote last week, Rash of Spring, Fever or Freeze? It was published in Lumina News of Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC, on February 16th. Enjoy!
We just got back to Wilmington, NC, from four days in the Savannah, GA, area. Lawsy, it was nice. Most of the time, it was cloudy and cool, but Thursday the sun popped out and the temperature went up to 75F. We threw on some shorts and a t-shirt and headed into the historic district for a nice walk. Rest easy, my Northern friends: Spring [...]
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 [...]