Category: Garden

The Earth Laughs in Flowers: Happy Earth Day Giveaway!

 The Earth laughs in flowers and I’m celebrating Earth Day with a little giveaway in honor of wildflowers and pollinators. Of course if you’re a gardener, every day is Earth Day! Wildflowers are essential to the survival of the pollinator population. Pollinators such as bees, hummingbirds and butterflies are vital to almost all crops and plants…

Potting Shed: The Chain Gang

My galvanized watering cans were collected over the years from flea markets and antique malls, some European, but most made in USA. They’re a rag-tag bunch, complete with dents and missing roses. While I love to find them in mint condition with their roses intact, I’m fond of those that were well used, imagining all the flowers and…

Springing Forward and The Beautiful Butchart Gardens

We’re springing forward with the arrival of Daylight Saving Time, but falling back to winter with snow falling and freezing temperatures here in North Carolina. . . a rude awakening after a record warm February and weeks of balmy 70 degree days! If you’re like me and prefer a dose of spring when springing forward, I’m taking you with me to see…

Bits of Fall Around the Potting Shed

It still feels like summer here in North Carolina, but I’m ready to welcome fall! I’m slowing adding bits of fall around the Potting Shed. A tricolor pot of mums helps make the transition to fall, blending the colors of both seasons, while summer annuals are still in bloom. My window boxes are waning after a dry…

Retail Therapy: Fresh Picked Vintage

 Is it hot and humid where you are? It’s sweltering here with heat index in the triple digits. To escape the heat, you’re invited to join me for a little retail therapy and some “fresh picked vintage” at one of the largest antique malls in the Southeast. The Depot at Gibson Mill is in Concord, NC. This former…