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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Flower Mart

While I was in Nashville assisting daughter with her latest move I finally made it into Flower Mart...     This cute shop is at the corner where I turn to arrive at her apartment.  Each and every time I visit I vow and declare that I'll make my way in there for a little retail therapy … [Read more...]

Historic Lexington Home and Garden

I'm throwing it back to the beginning of the summer when I visited Lexington, KY, to attend a meeting of the Southern Garden History Society.  There's a trove of treasure to share from that trip and I'll start it off with this historic home and garden...     The house, built in the … [Read more...]

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...]