Category Archive: Garden Talent

The Garden of Denny and Georgina Werner

Posted by on December 19, 2014

Denny Werner's Gardem

With drifts of purple coneflower, spikes of orange Canna, and the spilling of yellow coreopsis morphing the straight edge of the border, a garden is formed. And not just any garden, but the garden of Dr. Dennis (Denny) Werner, plant breeder North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, NC. Since 1988, with the support of his […]

Garden Talent: Robert E. Lyons

Posted by on December 18, 2014

Bob Lyons

My friend, Bob Lyons, has retired after 33 years in horticulture. It was a career well-achieved. Congratulations, Bob! May you continue to have your hand in the soil and the spirit of wonder only gardening can bring…Helen Yoest Name: Robert E. Lyons Years of work in profession: 33 Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Horticulture and Former […]

Garden Talent: Herald Winter With Pine Knot Farm Hellebores

Posted by on December 8, 2014

Hellebore book

Before the wisteria blooms and daffodils begin their spring-time dance, and before the tulips turn your head, hellebores will begin a celebration in the garden as the harbinger of late winter. Nestled in a woodland setting in Clarksville, VA, near the North Carolina border, is Pine Knot Farms, a 60-acre parcel, with 5 acres as […]

Digging Deep with Fran Sorin: 10th Anniversary Edition Cyber Book Party and #Giveaways

Posted by on December 2, 2014

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CLOSED A good cyber friend of mine, Fran Sorin, who blogs at Gardening Gone Wild  among some other amazing gardening talents, is hosting a BIG giveaway. I’ve never met Fran in person, but we ‘ve been internet friends for years. Yes, years! One day I hope to meet Fran in person. I love everything she […]

Garden Talent: Rebecca Turk

Posted by on December 1, 2014


Name: Rebecca Turk Age: 25 Occupation: Education and Events Coordinator Place of Employment: Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City, South Carolina Where you went to college: Bachelors of Science in Agriculture (BSAG) in Horticulture from Stephen F. Austin State University. Masters of Science in Horticulture from North Carolina State University What is your earliest gardening memory? […]

Caladiums, an absolute favorite!

Posted by on October 29, 2014

'Rosemary' caladium, Classic Caladiums

Last spring, I had the good fortune to be sent a whole lotta caladium bulbs to trial from Classic Caladiums. Admittedly, I don’t typically plant annuals or bulbs that are treated as annuals. (Well, that’s not completely true; I’m a sucker for parrot tulips, but still…) A couple of years back, I was scouting a garden […]

Day 14 Patrick Dougherty at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Posted by on October 23, 2014

Day 14, October 22, 2014. Patrick said he fought they would be finished on Friday, October 24th.

          On Day 14, Patrick Dougherty’s stickwork has taken on his signature organic form. Still unnamed, many of us are trying to offer up some suggestions. If you have an idea of what to name this stickwork, please leave your suggestion in the  comment section of this post. The way I’m […]