More From Birmingham Botanical Gardens

I just have to revisit my walk around the Birmingham Botanical Gardens... so many pretty arbors... loved the Japanese garden... koi in the pond were amazing... I'm always on the lookout for pretty fences and gates... and the lanterns were beautiful... Keep in mind that we … [Read more...]

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Last week I enjoyed a walk through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with friends... Roses were  going strong... Oh my, the oak leaf hydrangea were amazing... And even though they were just past their prime the carpets of hellebores took my breath... There were plenty of peaceful … [Read more...]

Garden Walk

Some of you have reminded me that I have not given a garden tour this spring!  So here we go... The weather has been so strange and suffice it to say the garden has reflected that... Everything was ahead of schedule! peonies bloomed early and didn't last nearly long enough... sweet peas … [Read more...]

A Festive Spring Luncheon

A friend invited me to attend her luncheon club yesterday and believe me it was a treat.  Shame on me for having so much fun that I didn't take nearly enough photos! her table delightfully adorned with miniature hydrangeas... I never tire tire of blue and white... The gathering began in the … [Read more...]

Fortune’s Double Yellow

Fortune's Double Yellow is stealing the show in the Eudora Welty Garden... This rose is also known as Beauty of Glazenwood or Gold of Ophir.  I like Fortune's Double Yellow myself as it references Robert Fortune, the gentleman who discovered it while exploring gardens in China.  His is a most … [Read more...]

The Plant Gallery

A recent trip to New Orleans involved getting acquainted with some local garden shops.  Take a tour around this lovely shop, TPG, The Plant gallery... I knew that I had found a special shopping experience when I noticed... handmade in Italy...yes,please! how about an olive jar from the … [Read more...]

Salad Days

Salad Days is a hydroponic farm in Flora, MS, that specializes in growing pesticide-free produce and is able to supply warm season crops such as several varieties of tomatoes, lettuce and basil nearly 365 days a year. Family owned and operated by my friends, Jamie Redmond and Leigh Bailey... They … [Read more...]

On The Bookshelf: House Style

My copy of House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth is pre-ordered and I cannot wait for it to arrive after its April 4th release... Chatsworth, a famous historic house in England, has been home to the dukes of Devonshire since 1549.  The estate also has a rich history in fashion from … [Read more...]

Urban Roots

I took a little trip down to New Orleans last week with friends.  Our mission:  start a garden for one of our daughters at her new home!  What could be more fun? Of course the requisite trip to garden shops was a top priority and I have to say that I loved this one... Urban Roots!  So cute and … [Read more...]

Bring On Spring

It's been a week full of ups and downs here OPP, so when I spotted this ring of narcissus on a morning walk I took it as a good sign... Ups and downs I tell you - everything from a funeral to a surprise birthday party, from the anticipation of a trip of a lifetime to sitting in a hospital room … [Read more...]