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...]

Antiques & Garden Show Nashville

The first weekend of the month found me visiting daughter and enjoying the Antiques & Garden Show Nashville... The professionally designed gardens  were amazing... Here's one that screams Happy Valentine's Day... A pair of planters from a Paris cafe were the highlight of the show for … [Read more...]

A Little More from LA LA Land

I really meant to show you some more highlights from my trip to LA back in the fall and somehow the Getty Center fell in the cracks.  I had the most pleasant day there and wanted to share some of it with you... Originally the museum started in J. Paul Getty's house in Pacific Palisades.  He … [Read more...]

A Rough Start to 2017

Hello friends! I'll just be honest with you, we are off to a rough start to 2017 here OPP.  We have lost a young man near and dear to us and way too soon.  He and number 2 son were freshman college roommates and it just seems like yesterday. You know how much a garden means to me and so I was … [Read more...]

Collections

A friend called a few months back to ask if I would host her antique club and talk to them about some of my collections.  Since I knew I'd be gearing up for another event I readily agreed thinking that it would push me to get things done early.  Well there were a few bumps in the road but I pulled … [Read more...]