Gardening

Lessons From A Novice Raised Bed Gardener

I have always wanted to have a vegetable garden. But, the marauding herds of deer in my neighborhood have made most gardening an exercise in futility. However, last year, my wonderful husband built me a raised bed garden with a nifty cover that effectively protects tender seedlings from all and sundry critters. The great thing… Continue reading Lessons From A Novice Raised Bed Gardener

Gardening · Travel

Exploring The Enchanting Gardens Of Middleton Place America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens

We just returned from our summer vacation at the fabulous Wild Dunes Resort on The Isle Of Palms in South Carolina. Our family has been going to the beach at Wild Dunes for the past 20 years. One of the myriad things we love about the resort is its proximity to Charleston and many other local attractions.… Continue reading Exploring The Enchanting Gardens Of Middleton Place America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens

Gardening · Travel

Why The Chelsea Flower Show Should Be On Your Bucket List Chelsea Flower Show Part II

As I mentioned in my previous post, my lovely stepsister, Erica, recently attended the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show in London. She is always jetting off to Paris for a shopping spree or going on Safari, so it’s fun to live vicariously through her. But because I am such a flower fan, I was particularly interested… Continue reading Why The Chelsea Flower Show Should Be On Your Bucket List Chelsea Flower Show Part II

Exterior Decoration · Gardening

Summer Flower Planters On The Deck

May is the perfect time for alfresco dining in the Carolinas. The trees have completely leafed out, so the thick layer of sneeze-inducing pollen that covers absolutely everything in the Spring can finally be washed away. And the mornings and evenings are generally cool enough to sit outside without melting into a sweaty puddle. With… Continue reading Summer Flower Planters On The Deck