CHARLOTTE TO CHARLESTON

By |2021-06-02T13:04:00-04:00March 6, 2016|Garden, Travel|

What an intense garden and travel week!
First stop was Charlotte, North Carolina which is about two hours west of us.
Bright and early Monday morning with clear blue skies we drove over to Charlotte: First up was a private tour at

Winghaven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
and
Elizabeth Lawrence Gardens

Camellia at Winghaven IMG_0416_wm Spectacular Camellia!

 

IMG_0411_wm One of the allées at Winghaven. Everything in this garden was hand dug over many years.

 

Reflecting Pond at Winghaven IMG_0420_wm The Reflecting Pond: the name says it all..

 

IMG_0429_wm Another gorgeous Camellia but no, I don’t know which.

I was very fortunate to secure a spot on this private tour arranged by
The Chapel Hill Garden Club. And, for any of you locals, our wonderful, gorgeous and much-anticipated Garden Tour is April 30 and May 1 of this year. If you want a ticket, contact me! I will also be a docent on Sunday morning.

Moving along to Tuesday and the
Davidson Horticultural Symposium

What can I say? I was SO pleased to have a ticket. Hearing Fergus Garrett speak on “The Garden Rooms of Great Dixter” was […]

FRIDAY FLOWERS: CHARLESTON

By |2014-01-23T18:52:21-05:00January 23, 2014|Friday Flowers, Travel|

We’re in Charleston but no, there are not many flowers around!
It’s cold here too. I nearly froze my fingers off this morning when I went out shooting at 7 AM. Even this camellia bush had many brown, frozen flower buds but I did manage to capture this one:

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If you follow me on Instagram you saw this image yesterday. It was a beautifully (if cold) clear afternoon:

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Narcissus in the cemetery on Broad St.:

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I’m having a terrible time here trying to insert images and text from my iPad….sorry, but that’s it for now.  I will definitely be showing you lots more from this beautiful, historic city but only when I am back at my regular computer! I’ll be posting, as usual, on Sunday evening and have a fun, colorful story for you. In the meantime, stay warm and enjoy your weekend!

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