Tips on How to Grow and Style a Herb Garden

Special thanks to ProFlowers for providing all graphics for Tips on How to Grow & Style a Herb Garden!  I love gardening, especially when it comes to planting and tending to my herb garden. I grow basil and a few other herbs indoors and I have a huge Rosemary plant outside. Rosemary is a perennial […]

5 Reasons to Think About Succulent Bouquets

Here comes the bridal bouquet, but it may look a little different than your grandmother’s spray. Have you ever thought about succulent bouquets?  While wedding bouquets are still a nuptial mainstay, the flowers may not be automatically mandatory. These days, modern brides are decorating their trendy ceremonies with a different floret: the succulent. Succulent bouquets […]

Porches, Patios & Paths – Part 6

Today is my last installment of the Porches, Patios & Paths Garden Tour.  I do hope you have enjoyed it! Did you miss any of the porches, patios and paths garden tour?  If so, you can find them here: Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour 3 Tour 4 Tour 5 Our last stop is the Greene […]

Porches, Patios, Paths Tour – Part 5

House #5 We’re almost done with the Porches, Patios, Paths Garden Tour!  You can find homes 1-4 by clicking on the following links: House #1 House #2 House #3 House #4 The gardens of the Brooks home has a terraced backyard concept.  According to my helpful brochure, “The Brooks garden is sectioned off to give […]

Patios, Porches & Paths – Part 4

Welcome to Patios, Porches & Paths – Part 4! Did you miss part 1, 2, or 3?  Just click on the corresponding number and go straight to it! House #4 is one of the oldest in Cheraw and according to my helpful little brochure (since I don’t actually live in Cheraw, but now wishing I […]

Porches, Patios & Paths – Part 3

I thoroughly enjoyed the Porches, Patios & Paths Garden Tour and it was so hard to not share all 150 photos with you all, but I had to narrow it down to just a few.  If you missed part 1, you can find it here!  Part 2 can be found here! On to part 3 […]

To Mulch or Not to Mulch – That is the Question

Over the years I’ve used different types of mulch in my flower beds and around my trees.  I started out with pine straw, then went to rubber (I thought it was so cool) then to redwood mulch.  My current obsession is black wood. I’m in love! If you are a beginner gardener, you may be […]

Porches, Patios & Gardens – Part 2

If you missed part 1 of the Porches, Patios & Gardens Tour in Cheraw, SC, you can find it here! A few weeks ago, on a Saturday, my three daughters and I had girls day out!  It had been a while since the 4 of us had been together without the grands or husbands.   […]

Porches, Patios & Paths Garden Tour

On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, my three daughters whisked me away to the Porches, Patios & Paths Garden Tour in the nearby town of Cheraw, South Carolina.  Cheraw is pronounced chuh-RAW or shuh-RAW, according to who you ask, and  is often referred to as “the prettiest town in Dixie.”  And now I know why. […]

5 Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

It’s time to take it outdoors!  Haven’t we been cooped up inside way too long?  I don’t know about you, but I’m so over old man winter.  He was quite brutal this past season! But spring has sprung and it’s outdoor entertaining time.  Can I get a witness?  It’s time to hit the deck, make […]