January 14, 2019

When I saw the “for sale” sign in front of my current home in 1999, we were not looking to move.  But the nearly blank canvas and double lot was too much to pass up.  Our home is tucked away on a quiet side street in North Asheville, and we have been slowly developing...

December 13, 2018

Are you searching for a holiday gift that is beautiful and useful, healthful and locally sourced? Look no further than your favorite garden shop

for a lovely houseplant that will offer months—if not years—of cheer. 

To improve the chances for long-lasting enjoyment,


August 14, 2018

Containers are my favorite way to add instant beauty to a garden.  They are great for beginner gardeners and for people who want to get the most bang for their buck and effort!  You can find space for a container almost anywhere: on a balcony, in a shady corner, as a s...

June 20, 2018

Gardens and backyards are not just for looking at, but living in!  When the children in your life are able to spend time outside and play in the dirt, it not only keeps them off of their screens, but is beneficial to their bodies and minds.  Working along side you in t...

June 1, 2018

Whether your property is expansive or small, you likely have a spot that is short on space.  Perhaps there is a deck, courtyard, passage or corner of your garden that is being underutilized?  Here are some thoughts on how to optimize limited space.....

May 4, 2018

Some may think of the warm growing season as the only time to enjoy harvests from your garden. Here in WNC, we have the advantage of four distinct seasons, all of which have their own unique gifts to offer.

With the holiday season upon us, many of us hope to not only sh...

August 1, 2017

After the hard work of maintaining a garden for the growing season, I am eager to enjoy the fruits of my labor and share my garden with friends.  My favorite way?  A party!  With a bit of forethought and a few simple preparations, I can throw a garden party with minim...

July 25, 2017

Groundcovers:  Beauty & Performance 

Do you have a barren or weedy trouble spot in your garden?  This time of year when perennials are filling in, blank spaces and troublesome weeds are easy to notice in the landscape.

 Looking for a longterm solution for weed...

June 22, 2017

Spring is not only the season of gardening but also the season for flower and garden shows. The International Garden Festival just kicked-off at the chateau Chaumont-sur-Loire in France, while the famous Chelsea Flower Show in London begins next week. (Wish I was there...

May 19, 2017

Showing affection with flowers has a long history, becoming popular in western society during the Victorian era when subtle messages could be conveyed with specific blooms.  Sometimes used to communicate when certain social topics were strictly off limits), books and d...

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