Floral Design Workshop

The Garden Club of Jackson welcomed Julie Spears from Memphis as our guest speaker this week.  Julie is a floral design expert and has won many accolades in Garden Club of America Flower Shows across the country.  She shared floral design tips with our club as she demonstrated creating seasonal … [Read more...]

Fall in the Mall Y’all

A friend and I traveled down to Laurel, MS, to view a Garden Club of America Flower Show presented by the Laurel Garden Club last week... I thought it was so clever to stage the show in a local shopping mall and to have the classes of competition play off shopping mall inspired themes. One … [Read more...]

A Little More Chelsea Flower Show

There was so much to see at the Chelsea Flower Show that I am still trying to process it all! Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday was definitely a huge influence... Creativity in creating display gardens was amazing... Get me to the church on time... Horticulture heaven... Ah, the David … [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...]

New Covent Garden Flower Market

Whew, it's been a busy few days here OPP having both out of town kids home with pups in tow... All is quiet now and I'm looking forward to sharing some more with you from my recent trip to England! Early one morning we visited the New Covent Garden Flower Market with our new best friend, Judith … [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...]

Spring Garden Tour

I want to recommend an event taking place this week... The weather is promising to be glorious... I guarantee the gardens are glorious... For the first time this year's event will incorporate a gardeny gift shop... (Which I just happen to be the co-chairman of!) and among many other … [Read more...]

A Special Baptism

Yesterday we celebrated the baptism of two special boys and number one son became a godparent for the first time! It was so special for the boys to be baptized together... Number one son and the father of our boys... (They've been posing for pictures for many years!) I thought the altar … [Read more...]

Luncheon of the Year

I have been planning a luncheon for a group of ladies from the Garden Club of America for about a year and last week it was showtime... The group came from far and near and were treated to some real southern hospitality from Jackson to Natchez to Laurel.  I dreamed up a spring luncheon in the … [Read more...]

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers at my church were so pretty yesterday that I just had to share them with you.  I had a feeling that I knew who had done the arrangements and my thoughts were confirmed when I saw the acknowledgment to the donors listed in the sleeve... I loved her use of nandina... I told her … [Read more...]