Delight at the Dixon

A friend in Memphis who knows me well gets the credit for making sure I saw the current exhibit at the Dixon Gallery, Isabelle de Borchgrave Fashioning Art From Paper...     De Borchgrave, a Belgian painter whose studio and shop opened in a Brussels in the 1970s, found her way to … [Read more...]

Take Time for Turkey

The thing is ... I think we should all take time for turkey! Is it just me or is my favorite holiday getting the short shrift? I suppose the abbreviated fall season we have here in the deep south makes me savor the few crisp clear colorful days...     In in the midst of the rush … [Read more...]

The Zinnia Field

Before last week I had only seen photos...     My friend began planting his Zinnia field a couple of years ago on some property he owns near Fairhope, AL...     I had seen photographic evidence of the phenomenon but last week was fortunate enough to catch it for … [Read more...]

Getting Sybilized

I had the opportunity twice recently to witness floral designer Sybil Sylvester working her magic. Her designs for the Antiques in the Gardens extravaganza in Birmingham were extraordinary ...     I loved the pinecone garland amd will be trying this at home...     The … [Read more...]

View From The Top

On Saturday I attended a luncheon and garden tour in a private Birmingham garden thanks to the Southern Garden History Society...     When I tell you this garden has a view I am not joking! Situated high above the city of Birmingham, AL, it commands a bird's eye view of the … [Read more...]

Mrs. Brown

I'm in high anticipation for the release of Judy Dench's latest theatrical collaboration with director Stephen Frears - "Victoria & Abdul."  An article in the local paper touting Dame Judy's accomplishments this week caught my eye and I decided that a viewing of "Mrs. Brown" was in … [Read more...]

Beautiful Bridesmaids Luncheon

One of daughter's closest friends got married last weekend and it was a fairy tale event from start to finish!  I was lucky enough to help with flowers and photography for the bridesmaids luncheon. tables were set with the hostess' pretty linens and … [Read more...]

Great Day in Miss Welty’s Garden

It was a glorious almost fall day this week as I headed up the street to Miss Welty's for a little weeding and let me tell you the garden was glorious...     Hyacinth bean vine has overtaken the arbor...       I do miss the silver moon rose that graced this … [Read more...]

Needlepoint Love

I found myself making a quick trip to Raleigh, NC, last weekend to be with my cousin after the death of her father.  It was good to be together even under the sad circumstances and I'm so glad I made the trip. You know me, I try not to wast an opportunity! As soon as my plane landed I headed to a … [Read more...]

Another Kentucky Garden

I'm pulling another garden out of the archives from earlier this summer when I visited Lexington, Kentucky...     The home, gardens and surrounding farmland were created and cultivated by the husband's grandfather...     the gardens are … [Read more...]