Need a break from the news? Come with me! I’m going to take you on a tour of my late spring/early summer garden. Blooms, foliage, and no words (no pressure to even comment! Full permission to just enjoy). Nothing to do but feast your eyes on blossom and leaf, rest your spirit, and calm your … More The World Is Too Much with Us
I planned all spring and summer to buy new garden ornaments to adorn Flora’s Abode, aka my garden. And here it is mid-September. It just didn’t happen. Unexpected healthcare costs, among other unexpected and expected costs, came up and of course there’s never enough extra for the fun, frivolous things, right? I wanted new birdhouses. … More Gratitude, Perspective, and Garden Art
Hi friends, Happy Almost February! The good news? I’m busy writing! I’ve picked up several more magazines to write for, and that’s a good thing. I’m working on a garden essay right now that I’m really excited about that will appear in one of the new magazines. Plus, I’m about 90% finished writing three articles … More Late January Garden Tour: Come On!
I finally made it to Duke Gardens to see the unbelievably creative natural sculpture made by artist, Patrick Dougherty. At 18′ tall, it’s quite a sight to behold. There, in the middle of the South Lawn, stands these lifelike, yet not totally lifelike, stick people. Now, these are not the same stick figures that we … More Not Your Childhood Stick Figures–Art in Duke Gardens
It is almost June. Which means, it is almost summer. I can hardly believe it. Is it just me or does time speed up as one’s age approaches the half-century mark? As I don’t hold a traditional M-F job right now, I don’t measure time by the passing of weekdays into weekends. I’m more likely … More Better Late(ish) Than Never: My Garden in Spring
On this last day of Summer 2016, come take a walk with me in this beautiful, inspiring public garden. The JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University is a local treasure and a worthwhile destination for all lovers of beauty and gardens. The horticultural collections and landscaping are outstanding and offer gardeners lots of … More Summer in the Arboretum: A Look Back