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 […]

A Walk Through the Clark Garden – Therapy for the Soul

  Tucked in the heart of Dothan’s garden district, Marty Clark’s quintessential cottage garden is truly a gardening masterpiece.   Marty has always admired the structured chaos of cottage gardens, embracing the fact that the structure is loose and that “real” rules of design need not be adhered to.  The classic boxwood lined beds and […]

A Walk Through the Keyton Garden

 Christy Keyton’s passion for gardening is evident as one walks through her home’s  front arbor and gate,  resplendent with masses of Confederate Jasmine.  Several Japanese Maple trees also grace the front garden.  The courtyard and walkways, fabricated with old brick, add to the garden’s charm.   Well known garden designer, Rhoda Boone, helped design the […]

A Mississippi Spring – Reflections on Gardening, Family and Friendships

Spring is definitely in full bloom in my hometown of Pontotoc in north Mississippi.  I spent the weekend there enjoying the glorious weather while capturing some of the early spring blooms with my ever ready camera. Another highlight of the weekend was visiting with some of our life long friends who were especially close to […]

New Year Reflections: Six Worthy Goals

Although I have never been one to make New Year’s “resolutions”, I have reflected recently on goal worthy aspirations for 2014.  Some of my objectives are ongoing from year to year while some of them are exciting new areas that I feel led to venture into.  I would like to share a few of them […]