Inspiration from Maria’s Vineyard

The town of Dothan, Alabama has many unique amenities, and Maria’s Vineyard is one of its loveliest.  Situated on the outskirts of town, this magnificent property is reminiscent of a Tuscan countryside.  Maria Cherry had the remarkable vision for creating this  vineyard which was started in 1993. Today 42 rows of 12 varieties of organic […]

A Mississippi Garden That Has Come Full Circle

Little did Tracy Kramer realize almost a decade ago when she moved to Pontotoc, Mississippi,  from Annapolis, Maryland, that she would continue a gardening legacy that had been started over forty years ago.  Since Tracy had spent many summers in her youth visiting her aunt and uncle in this quaint northeast Mississippi town, she already […]

Wiregrass Rose Society’s 5th Annual Rose Show: America The Beautiful

  I apologize to area rosarians about the delay in posting pictures from the rose show held earlier in the season.  Nonetheless, the show was a huge success, and I wanted to post the gorgeous entries.  Rose enthusiasts were in full force at the 5th annual rose show presented by the Wiregrass Rose Society back […]

An Artfelt Event: A Perfect Pairing of Art and Floral Design

  Bridgestreet Gallery and Loft was the lovely setting for An Artfelt Event last week in Birmingham.  Hosted by P.E.W.S. (Purely Elegant Wedding Statements), the Third Annual Pew decorating competition did an amazing job of seeing where “Local Art and can take Local Weddings”.   Wedding and event industry vendors paired their talents with a […]

Lots of Limelights

There is no doubt that my obsession with hydrangeas, particularly limelight hydrangeas, will ever wane.  In the oppressive heat of the Southern summer the Limelight hydrangea with its cool, green blooms comes to the rescue!  The geographic conditions here in lower Alabama seem to be ideal for the proliferation of these heavenly flowers.  In addition, […]