Whenever I visit a new city I like to check out their arboretum. Here are photos I took last spring at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina: I thought this living roof was particularly cool. These pictures make me eager for Spring's arrival. . . .
Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in containers fascinates me. It is such a beautiful craft, and many of the tiny ornamental trees are cultivated over long periods of time. I have killed approximately two of them. And though I thought I had learned my lesson, I would like to try my . . .
In the spring of last year my husband, daughter and I took a 3-day weekend trip up to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, about four hours from where we live in Raleigh. It was a trip we'd been talking about making for years but hadn't realized that time had slipped away from us and the last . . .
Campbell Road Nursery is one of my favorite plant nurseries in the Raleigh/Cary, North Carolina area. Their prices are really good, their plants healthy, and they are nice and helpful. They have a huge plant variety and rows and rows of greenhouses. Like many nurseries their plantings are . . .
A few blocks away from Gather is a charming, well maintained and very well stocked herb garden, that you really wouldn't happen upon unless you knew it was there. It is tucked away behind the railroad tracks, near, but sort of behind the town offices and next to an old historic building that used to . . .
I'm excited to say that I'm embarking on a new chapter. I've found a wonderful little storefront in downtown Cary, North Carolina that I will be leasing starting May 1st. The space will be called Gather and you can follow along on the facebook page here. Kindred really opened so many doors and . . .
Once a week I try to make it a habit to go out exploring with no agenda and my camera in hand. This is a solitary, meditative pursuit and really inspires me for the rest of the week when I am at home behind my computer. I remember what it was like to work full time for someone else with a less . . .
This is a sweet valentine gift, perfect for a friend who loves plants and a great way to bring the garden indoors in the middle of winter. There are two routes you can take with this present: 1. You can force the bulbs yourself: Forced bulbs are a nice way to bring blooms indoors in the middle of . . .
For as long as I remember I've had a thing for herbs; their history, flavor and symbolism. In my parent's backyard I had a sunny little triangular plot of dirt beside the woodpile which was mine and mine alone, and dedicated exclusively to herbs. Inevitably, I started looking for non culinary . . .
I love keeping fresh flowers in the house. It's easy to create a beautiful flower arrangement from whatever you have growing in your backyard or even from the seemingly lackluster selection from the grocery store. I snagged these above (plus many more that aren't shown in these pictures) for about . . .
For my birthday last week I was gifted a transplant of a rabbit foot fern. Its name comes from those little hairy leg like things poking out of the soil, though to me they look a little more like tarantula legs. I use indoor plants as a litmus to gauge how balanced I am. If I am doing alright, the . . .
After going to NSS & Surtex in NYC, we drove to visit friends in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. On the way we stopped at Terrain, the gorgeous sprawling plant nursery by the company that owns Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Free People. I was there for hours and could have stayed for hours . . .