A Magical Garden on the Banks of Lake Martin

Several months ago I had the opportunity to cross one off of my “Garden Bucket List”:  a visit to Jim Scott’s 12-acre lakeside property on Lake Martin in central Alabama.  Each year for a two month period, he graciously opens his garden to regional garden clubs.  Several of our club members had toured this legendary […]

Celebrating A Year of Blogging…

I have just celebrated my “blogging” anniversary!  Over ninety posts and a year later,  I am thankful for this new adventure.  My two sisters actually came up with the idea of my starting a  floral design inspired blog during Christmas of 2012.  I credit all of my floral design inspiration, love for flowers, and gardening […]


Southerners tend to regard their porches as the soul of their homes!  Southern porches, where “real living” takes place, just seem to be etched with memories.  Whether childhood memories take us back to shelling peas with a grandmother or just reading a book or having a meditative quiet time, many regard their porches as one […]