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...]

Tip of the Iceberg

I've been in heaven/England for the past week and had a bit of technical difficulty so am thrilled to be able to begin sharing my trip with you now that I am back OPP! I could not get my photos to air drop from phone to iPad the entire time I was there and had an equally difficult time trying to … [Read more...]

Pomp and Circumstance

Here's what I was up to this weekend... Even though daughter finished up with all of her studies at the illustrious University of Mississippi a full year ago, the opportunity to take the obligatory walk across the stage was not made available to her until now! (There was a bit of an internship, … [Read more...]

In Anticipation of The Chelsea Flower Show

In anticipation of attending the Chelsea Flower Show in just a few short days, I have been scouring the Royal Horticultural Society web page... It looks like I'd better do a bit of wardrobe planning... It's fun just looking at images from past shows... How much fun is this fabulous floral … [Read more...]

Extraordinary Ed Nichols Farm

A group of friends met and took a trip out to the beautiful farm where the extraordinary Ed Nichols has been growing plants that many of us have transplanted into our own gardens for years... The real purpose of our visit was to assist his sweet wife with a bit of weeding or planting or whatever … [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...]

About That Botanical Arts Thing (again)

Earlier this month the Memphis Garden Club presented a Garden Club of America Flower Show entitled A Joyous Festival... Works in the Dixon Gallery's permanent collection were the creative inspiration behind the show.  What a lovely way to mark the 40th anniversary of the Dixon where the club has … [Read more...]

A Concert in Holy Week

I want to recommend to you a concert this week,  Wednesday at noon, at St. Andrew's Cathedral in downtown Jackson... Our choir has been working on the most beautiful music for months and this promises to be a noteworthy event.  It is sure to add much meaning to your week as you prepare for … [Read more...]

This That and The Other

Finally pulled in OPP late yesterday afternoon after a fun weekend in Nashville with daughter and some friends... After several complications a few of us made it to Music City to enjoy a fun filled weekend.  The Antique & Garden Show was our initial impetus for planning the trip and it did … [Read more...]

Paul’s Pastry

Wednesday found me on the road with a carload of friends, sadly heading to the funeral of a friend's father.  Ok, two funerals this week will quite enough for me thank you!  This family had a sweet tribute to their daddy and we all agreed that we were so glad that we went. There being a silver … [Read more...]