Inspirational Flowers of Early Spring

I can’t let the first month of spring get away without posting pictures of seasonal flowers that I was fortunate to have cutting rights to over the past couple of months.  Hands down, camellias rank next to hydrangeas and peonies as my favorite flower.  These marvelous specimens were photographed in the garden district at the […]

Northeast MS Rose Society Celebrates Fall Garden Design

Several weeks ago I was honored to present a floral design program to the the Northeast Mississippi Rose Society in Tupelo. What fun it was incorporating fall blooms in a wide array of colors from the gardens of society members and other area gardeners at North Mississippi Research and Extension Service, an affiliate of Mississippi […]

Northeast Mississippi Rose Society’s 16th Annual Show Memorializes Joe Maddox

The Northeast Mississippi Rose Society paid homage to Joe Maddox, a Rosarian Exemplar, who passed away in 2014, at their recent 16th annual rose show held at Renasant Bank in Tupelo.  A guiding force in the success of the rose society for many years, Maddox’s presence was sorely missed by fellow rose society members as […]

Happy Easter!

Celebrating the joy of our risen Savior!  Mary Nita and Darrell Smith’s Easter display and beautifully landscaped yard (shown in the next four photographs) are reminders of the beauty and simplicity of the gospel.. My friend, Lisa Williams, of Good Eye Girl Photography, shared the next two captivating photographs that were made at Gaucho Farms […]

All Nature Sings of His Glory

Everywhere it’s suddenly spring here in south Alabama – from the fresh infusion of the rich colors of daffodils, tulips,  forsythia, and azaleas to the monochromatic whites and pale pinks of Bradford Pear and cherry trees, “all nature sings”!    What a glorious weekend to celebrate the power of Christ’s resurrection this Easter season brings. […]

Camellias Reign in the Southern Garden: Highlights of the Southeast Alabama Camellia Show

Southeast Alabama’s Camellia Society recently held its 2015 annual show here in Dothan.  In spite of a hard freeze several weeks prior to the show, over five hundred entries captivated show goers.  Although camellia show chairman Linda Nichols was holding her breath due to the inclement weather, she, along with the other society members, was […]

Floral Design from the Heart

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, who has not been inundated with the almost endless displays of roses, tulips, lilies, cylamen, tulips, hydrangea that are spilling out of practically any type of store you frequent!  I even spotted  some rather lovely roses displayed on the checkout counter at Dollar General! Peonies rank way up on my […]