Category Archive: Garden Profiles – Plants, Products, and People, Plus Art

BOOK REVIEW: Plant Whatever Brings You Joy

Posted by on January 17, 2015

Plant Whatever Brings You Job

Like-minded thinkers tend to gravitate everywhere in life; we have a gift for finding each other in coffee shops, similar markets and meetings, the same concerts or museum exhibits,  and garden and book clubs. During the past eight years, my life experiences have expanded an infinite fold through the internet. One of those wonderful people […]

Naples Botanical Garden — Gardens with Latitude!

Posted by on January 9, 2015

Naples Orchid

    Gardens with Latitude–the 26th parallel south latitude to be exact. The 26th parallel south latitude is a circle of latitude that is 26 degrees south of the Earth’s equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America. I would be remiss in saying that […]

Conifer Collection at Helen’s Haven

Posted by on January 5, 2015

Gold Coin

Some might think having 53 different conifers wouldn’t be considered a fledgling collection, particularly when I have multiples of some. Yet, it is.  As part of my annual I’m gonnas, I stated that I will continue to grow Helen’s Haven‘s conifer collection. Why now? I’ve been living this garden for 17 years. It sure seems like I […]

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 […]