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...]

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...]

London Calling

A couple of friends have been in London recently and I've loved following their travels via Instagram so memories of my trip to England in May are front and center! of course the store fronts are spectacular... An afternoon of walking definitely provided plenty of inspiration... Loved the … [Read more...]

Garden Paths

One of you dear readers requested a post on garden paths and I am happy to oblige! One element that I love in a garden path is a moon gate... Holicoffee.com Moon Gates have many different spiritual meanings. The half moon of Chinese Summers is represented by the sloping roofs.  The gates are … [Read more...]

Great Dixter

I'm sharing a garden from my trip to England in May with you today, Great Dixter, the garden of Christopher Lloyd... Lloyd was born at Great Dixter and lived his entire life here, taking on the responsibilities of the garden from his mother in 1946.  He was a pioneer in developing mixed borders … [Read more...]

RIP Ryan Gainey

Some twenty odd years ago I invited Ryan Gainey, renowned landscape designer from Atlanta, into the garden here OPP for a consultation... Let me tell you, he was quite a character!  He arrived wearing a colorful shawl and carrying a signature LV tote bag.  He gave creative suggestions for a … [Read more...]

This That and The Other

Dear readers I have spent most of the past two days dealing with replacing my phone after my device met an untimely death in a rain puddle.  So, when I arrived home with new upgraded device I had to play around with the camera just to see for myself if it really was that much better... I'm just … [Read more...]