The best presents are those that are the most thoughtful, the most unexpected, or gifts that the givers went to extreme efforts to get. Rarely does the amount of money spent play a factor. The best garden-related gift I ever received was a rock. Yup, a rock. Here’s why. First, you need to know I… Continue reading Gifts Gardeners Will Love
We all have long lists of things to do before Christmas. There is the decorating outside, decorating inside, and the holiday shopping and baking. It feels great to get my window boxes decorated for the winter and checked off the list. Don’t leave your window boxes and containers sit sad and empty. It’s fast and… Continue reading Winter Window Boxes
With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, I am counting my blessings. Family and friends top my list of things for which I am most thankful, but my garden follows close behind. I took a few moments to remember the past year in the garden and sum it up in a letter of thankfulness. Dearest… Continue reading Thankful for the Garden
Fall is the season when warm-season ornamental grasses get their turn in the spotlight. They spend the summer playing a supporting role in the landscape – screening views, adding texture to borders, and providing a backdrop for annuals and perennials. Grasses patiently wait for frost to give flowers the hook and cast them in the… Continue reading Panicum virgatum stars in fall landscape.
Whenever my spirits need lifting, I head to the garden. Thoughts become clearer, perspective is restored, priorities are realigned. I thought this was a perfect time to share some of my favorite photos of a recent tour of several Atlanta private gardens. Enjoy! If you are feeling disappointed, frustrated or angry, spend some time in… Continue reading Talk a walk through a few Atlanta private gardens.