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