Potatoes

Posted by on April 22, 2018

A good potato crop begins with good seed potatoes. Buy certified seed potatoes that are free of disease. To prevent the seed potatoes from rotting before geminations some suggest dusting with sulphur. I planted mine on St. Patrick’s day, but that planting rule doesn’t apply to everyone. The best time to plant potatoes is when […]



Garden Glossary

Posted by on March 21, 2013

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z A Abiotic: A non-living organism. Acid: An acid or sour substance that has a pH below 7.0. Acidic soil: Acidic soil: The pH scale is logarithmic, from 0 to 14 […]


February Garden Sustainable Maintenance Practices for the Southeast

Posted by on February 1, 2018

FEBRUARY Lengthened daylight hours and shortened shadows are noticeable in February. A winter-weary mood is elevated as light lifts the spirit. Holding onto the winter can bring great joy when we’re reminded, every season has its reason. February, cold and cruel to some, is hope to others. After all, February touches March, the month of spring. […]


Fine Dining at Fearrington House Inn

Posted by on January 5, 2018

When I was around the age of 26, I had a friend who taught me about food. He was English. We met while I was in graduate school and working for the American Embassy in London. The lesson didn’t have anything to do with carbs, fats, fasts, or junk food by FritoLay,. If you didn’t […]


A Fearrington Writer’s Retreat

Posted by on December 20, 2017

Writers have a routine and rhythm, right? As a writer you know this; as a reader of someone else’s writing, you’ve probably heard of our habits, some quirky others quaint. I tend to fall into the quirky category; and that shouldn’t come to you as a surprise! My routine is in the morning. I’m most […]


December Garden Inspiration

Posted by on December 15, 2017

First appeared in Fine Gardening. When I decided on a winter walk, it was at the point in the evening when dinner was done and sleep was still a ways away.  I topdressed with a goofy hat, gloves, and scarf for a journey down the garden path. The evening was amazingly quiet. Of course, I […]