Pollinators at Bellingrath Gardens

A group of gardening friends headed south for a summer field trip this week.  I enjoyed hearing Harvey Cotten's lecture on gardening to attract and protect pollinators at Bellingrath Gardens yesterday.  Mr. Cotten is a horticultural consultant who is largely responsible for the creation and design … [Read more...]

A Garden Club Gathering

Yesterday the Garden Club of Jackson hosted the Natchez Trace District of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi for their district meeting at the Country Club of Jackson.  It was a great gathering of garden enthusiasts from around the state. I think my friend Susie Puckett, owner of The Everyday … [Read more...]

Flowery Friday

Back we go to my friend's garden (the same one where you saw the poppies) for a flowery Friday... pollinators were out in full force... lovely lilies... I'll be incorporating some tuteurs in my garden addition... she has so many roses... the reason for my visit was a Garden … [Read more...]


The Garden Club of Jackson held its meeting last week in the home of a particularly talented member and I was mesmerized by her poppies... I have attempted growing poppies from seed shared by a friend (without having much luck) but just wandering around this garden let me know that I must try … [Read more...]

Garden District Memphis

Garden District is a gardening and floral design shop in Memphis that has been on my radar for quite some time thanks to Instagram! I was so excited last week to have the opportunity to browse this pretty-as-a-picture shop in person... there were definitely...   amazing array of availability … [Read more...]

About That Botanical Arts Thing: The Final Chapter

I have finally made it through the final chapter of that botanical arts thing that has been consuming much of my time! click here if you have not a clue as to what I am talking about On Tuesday morning I headed north to the Zone IX meeting of the Garden Club of America with my creation resting in … [Read more...]

Remember About That Botanical Arts Thing?

If you hang around here OPP you may remember me talking about that botanical arts thing a while back if not you can click here At any rate, today is the day that I travel north to Memphis with my box of botanical art in tow to attempt to get it passed into a Garden Club of America Flower Show, … [Read more...]

Centerpieces Created with Collections

A couple of weeks ago I told you about a luncheon put on by the Garden Club of Jackson where members used their collections to create centerpieces for the tables. click here if you missed that Today I'll share a few more of the centerpiece creations that very talented garden club members shared … [Read more...]