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 finally can 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

Floral Arrangements

Arranging Tulips With Flower Arranging Tools & Tulipieres

If you read last week’s post you know how wholly inspired I was by the spectacular display of thousands of multi-hued tulips which I had to opportunity to view during my recent visit to the Biltmore Estate Gardens. I would dearly love to be able to grow these showy bulbs in my yard but have learned, through… Continue reading Arranging Tulips With Flower Arranging Tools & Tulipieres

Travel

A Spring Tour Of The Biltmore Estate Gardens

The Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home, is one of my favorite places in the country.  Because George Vanderbilt’s massive chateau is only a 2-hour drive from my home in North Carolina, I’ve had the opportunity to visit the awe-inspiring property many times. For my birthday this year, my wonderful husband gave me a weekend trip… Continue reading A Spring Tour Of The Biltmore Estate Gardens