Camellias

Posted by on November 3, 2018

Camellias are a beautiful plant all year long, but fall and winter begins their flowering seasons — they flower at a time when little else is in bloom. Mulch your camellia plants well with a material that will allow air to flow, such as pine needles or pine bark. Avoid flat leaves, as they tend […]



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 […]


How I Spent My 2018 Summer Vacation

Posted by on July 9, 2018

It wasn’t planned, well, at least not all of it. I was getting burned out at work moving sprinklers around; something I don’t even have to do in my own garden. It was July 4th week, with the holiday on Wednesday. At first, I figured I’d take the holiday through Monday. As front-end Monday progressed, […]


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 […]