Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers + Spooky Halloween Table Fun

Welcome to Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers. . .aka, the Potting Shed. Established in 1831, specializing in black roses. . . dead or alive. A murder of crows have flown in and await your arrival on October 31st. . . Our best specimens and warty pumpkins were scared up for this haunted tableau . .…

Four Paws Up for Sweater Weather!

Sweater weather has finally arrived and we’re dog-gone excited about it! Fall has been slow to arrive in North Carolina, but we’re finally enjoying some crisp, cool 50 degree mornings and our coolest weather since May. We give sweater weather and fall mornings on the porch 4 paws up! Lola is almost 5 month old,…

A Harvest of Fall Recipes & Flavors: Apple, Pumpkin, Butternut, Caramel and Maple!

I have a harvest of fall flavors and recipes to tempt your taste buds and satisfy your sweet tooth! Here’s an updated round-up of 30+ recipes to satisfy your fall cravings for Apple, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Caramel, Maple, Cranberry and Pomegranate!  Everything from soups, salads, desserts and cocktails are here in one place and just…

Floral Friday: Blooming Pumpkins and Harvest Pumpkin Table

Flowers and pumpkins are two of my favorite things and I love combining them for a fall or Thanksgiving table or seasonal centerpiece! And I love joining my blogging friends for Floral Fridays! You’ll find their links for beautiful floral inspiration at the bottom of this post. Our common theme for this edition of Floral Friday…