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 […]

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 […]

Autumn Farm to Vase Floral Design

It’s no secret that I love to comb the countryside gathering the freshest foliage and flowers along with cuttings from friends’ gardens (who have so kindly given me cutting rights!) to do flower arrangements. I like to think of these designs as “farm to floral” even though I incorporate purchased flowers as well.  Without a […]

A Haven for Entertaining

Janet Loftin’s home and garden provide the quintessential elements for successful entertaining.  Her artistic flair with decorating and attention to detail combined with her love of gardening have created a haven for entertaining both family and friends in her lovely traditional home.  With the recent addition of a spacious screened porch,  there is an illusion of a […]

A Haven for Hydrangeas

Linda Bailey’s west Dothan garden is a reflection of her love for hydrangeas.  Over a span of some 30 years she has created a haven for many different varieties of hydrangeas. Her extensive knowledge of the growing process them as well as the different species is quite impressive.  She credits her Mother, also, with getting […]

All Creation Sings

  What a glorious day to celebrate this season of rebirth!  I am overcome with the beauty of this season, and thankful for experiencing the masterpieces of God’s beauty each day.  I am blessed with the opportunity to help out with our church’s flower ministry.  In recent weeks I have enjoyed the simplicity of incorporating […]