Birmingham Fun

When my friend suggested that I make a quick trip to Birmingham, AL, to assist with getting her daughter settled into a new apartment I jumped at the chance!  Our girl had an opportunity to select from a treasure trove of her grandparent's collections and I knew it would be great fun to help her … [Read more...]

Farleigh House

A visit to a private home in Hampshire was a highlight from my recent trip across the pond... Hmmm, Farleigh House may qualify as more than just a "country home"... We didn't even have to ring the bell as we were greeted heartily just as soon as we disembarked the "motor coach"... A house … [Read more...]

Judith Blacklock Flower School

My recent trip to London started off right with a visit to Judith Blacklock's Flower School in Knightsbridge... Tucked in a flower-filled mews, the school has an excellent reputation for teaching and flower arranging... Of course Judith and her team had created a fabulous flower filled arch at … [Read more...]

Auricula Theatres

I ran across a little blurb about garden designers Isabel and Julian Bannerman and the auricula theatre they recently had made for their garden...  Photo cred growsonyou.com Well, one look at that and I was quickly searching for more information! Apparently auricula theatres were a must have … [Read more...]

Christmas Cheer

I had one of those days this week when I needed to be in three places at once!  I felt myself getting frustrated so I slowed down to breathe and gratitude took over.  I realized how lucky I was to be included in three festive occasions and so I loaded up the sleigh and headed out for some Christmas … [Read more...]

Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion

I ran down to the Governor's Mansion this week to help with planting some daffodil bulbs.  A friend and fellow gardener has been instrumental in planting and tending a cutting garden for Mississippi's first family for a while now.  Volunteers from the Garden Club of Jackson meet regularly to keep … [Read more...]

Celebrating Our Generations

The Greater Belhaven Foundation annual celebration Celebrate Our Generations was a huge hit! This year's party was held in the home of a second generation Belhaven family... It is wonderful to see my neighbors children returning to the neighborhood where they grew up to raise their own families. … [Read more...]

A Pastoral Setting in Bridgewater

I was thrilled when Juanita Kennedy, of Kennedy & Co. Real Estate, called to talk about the possibility of OPP paying a visit to a very special listing in Bridgewater. The property brochure's headline is certainly accurate:  A Breathtaking Private Pastoral Setting in Bridgewater. Antique iron … [Read more...]

Walking Around Oxford

I'm up in Oxford this weekend to see the Ole Miss Rebels play a little football and I always bring my walking shoes so I can enjoy walking around Oxford. After some rainy weather the temperature finally turned cool.  Pretty leaves made for a pretty walk... we paid our respects to Mr. … [Read more...]

A Formal Garden in Knoxville

I'm going back in the archives to a formal garden in Knoxville that I was able to enjoy a few weeks ago while attending a Garden Club of America President's Council... the grounds were really spectacular... I loved the folly... charming porthole openings... it was comfortably … [Read more...]