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...]

Floral Design Workshop

The Garden Club of Jackson welcomed Julie Spears from Memphis as our guest speaker this week.  Julie is a floral design expert and has won many accolades in Garden Club of America Flower Shows across the country.  She shared floral design tips with our club as she demonstrated creating seasonal … [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...]

Spring Garden Tour

I want to recommend an event taking place this week... The weather is promising to be glorious... I guarantee the gardens are glorious... For the first time this year's event will incorporate a gardeny gift shop... (Which I just happen to be the co-chairman of!) and among many other … [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...]

Luncheon of the Year

I have been planning a luncheon for a group of ladies from the Garden Club of America for about a year and last week it was showtime... The group came from far and near and were treated to some real southern hospitality from Jackson to Natchez to Laurel.  I dreamed up a spring luncheon in the … [Read more...]

A Dallas Diverson

I made a quick turnaround trip to attend a botanical arts workshop earlier in the week and couldn't have asked for a more pleasant diversion than the Founder's Garden Club of Dallas offered!  They had the uber-talented Sarah Boynton as their guest speaker/teacher.  I saw some of Sarah's creations … [Read more...]

A Formal Garden in Knoxville

I'm going back in the archives to a formal garden in Knoxville that I was able to enjoy a few weeks ago while attending a Garden Club of America President's Council... the grounds were really spectacular... I loved the folly... charming porthole openings... it was comfortably … [Read more...]

A Flower Show In Monroe

I recently attended a Garden Club of America Flower Show presented by the Monroe Garden Study League in Monroe, Louisiana. the show was staged at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens.  It was my first visit to this beautiful property and I am so glad that I made the short trip to Monroe. The gardens … [Read more...]

A Knoxville Garden

On a recent trip to Knoxville I particularly enjoyed seeing this private garden... the gardener/homeowner is a member of The Knoxville Garden Club and recently had her garden added to the archives at the Smithsonian Institute... you will understand why very shortly... the trained ivy alone … [Read more...]