… I had actually achieved exactly what I had wanted…really wanted. This past year, I saw the most amazing garden I have ever witnessed in my life. I went Scuba diving for the first time this past Thanksgiving, and there, forty feet beneath the surface off the coast of West Caicos, were coral gardens. There is approximately 465 square miles of Coral reef located here. Some 60 species of coral live in the waters off the Turks & Caicos.
Celebrating Arbor Day with the Boys and Girls Club in Bluffton, SC One of my passions is giving back to the community. Another passion of mine is children’s gardens. On Friday December 3, I combine those passions and helped plant a tree with the Boys and Girls […]
The New Year for me is a time of reflection and looking forward both at the same time.I like to take credit for my accomplishments, accept my struggles, and create my next path. I’m excited about this year trips, indoor plants, citrus and other fruits, composting, bulbs, and more. I am even more anxious to share with everyone my adventures and discoveries. Please join me this year and feel free to share your own gardening bucket list for the year to come.
The holiday season can be a hectic time of year. I can easily get swept away with all of the traditions of shopping, cooking, parties, events, traveling, friends, and family. Taking the time to join them in their beloved customs is my most cherished gift of the season, both as a giver and a receiver.
PLANTS FOR CHILDREN’S GARDEN DESIGN There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. – Elizabeth Lawrence Gardening with children is just plain fun. I started working with children […]
I met Jeff Ross today, garden manager for Blackberry Farm, which is a very quaint “farm to table”inn with a rare collection of artisans. The chef, the master gardener, the baker, the cheese maker, the forger, the butcher, the jam lady, the chocolatier, the restaurant manager, the sommelier — all […]
The Edible Garden “The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby – how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it […]
I had a fantastic opportunity to go to the annual Garden Writer’s Association symposium this fall, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. My trip was the most inspiring and exciting work experience I have ever had. Driving up I-95, I followed a rainbow for over 2 hours. I was transfixed by its beauty and its ever changing depth of both light and fullness. There were moments that the rainbow became a double. I truly felt like a Leprechaun who was chasing after the pot of gold, only in the end, I found it.