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...]

Getting Sybilized

I had the opportunity twice recently to witness floral designer Sybil Sylvester working her magic. Her designs for the Antiques in the Gardens extravaganza in Birmingham were extraordinary ...     I loved the pinecone garland amd will be trying this at home...     The … [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...]

Needlepoint Love

I found myself making a quick trip to Raleigh, NC, last weekend to be with my cousin after the death of her father.  It was good to be together even under the sad circumstances and I'm so glad I made the trip. You know me, I try not to wast an opportunity! As soon as my plane landed I headed to a … [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...]

On The Move

I have been directly involved in five moves this summer - count 'em, five!  The final installment was daughter's move to her first solo apartment in Nashville.  Luckily the event coincided with the great Eclipse and I was able to enjoy being in the path of totality!  It was amazing! Here's a little … [Read more...]

A Sunday Surprise

A friend invited me to attend a Sunday afternoon service at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Bolton.  A musical offering was on the schedule and I decided it would be just the thing to do.  Mandy Spivak, an adjunct music professor at Mississippi College, would be performing and I had no clue who she … [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...]