FRIDAY FLOWERS: UP IN THE MOUNTAINS

By |2014-08-07T22:13:19-04:00August 7, 2014|Friday Flowers, Garden, Travel|

How in the world did it get to be 10 PM on Thursday evening? For once, I totally forgot about my
Friday Flowers post! So this will short and sweet.

We spent a few days up in the mountains of western North Carolina: I will do a complete post on this getaway in the very near future…but for now, just a few images of flowers.

The gardens were just beautiful: the weather up there is made for cottage gardens!

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And my favorite:

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Don’t forget: more on the
Mother Daughter Travel Series
coming next week!

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IT’S LOCAL: VICTORIA PARK FLORIST

By |2014-04-20T20:07:16-04:00April 20, 2014|Inspiration, It's Local|

Today I’m going to introduce you to a very special place and special person.

Victoria Park Florist in Chapel Hill 

Victoria Park is owned by Margaret and David Pender. I met Margaret last November when she spoke at our Garden Club meeting. Her story is so unique that right away I was entranced and knew I had to, someday, feature her on the blog.

Meet Margaret:

IMG_3933_wm Margaret and Poppy, her gorgeous yellow love bird and constant companion!

 We spent an hour together in the shop with me taking pictures and getting to know Margaret, her space and her inventory. I then sent her these questions as part of our interview:

I know this is a very broad question…but how did you come to live and work in Chapel Hill? Did you consider other places in North Carolina?

Margaret:   We were living in Zimbabwe in southern Africa but the political and economic situation made things increasingly difficult for us and the security in the country was deteriorating rapidly. We sent our two daughters to college in the northeastern United States.  When we were at our youngest daughter Michelle’s graduation, we decided to stay […]

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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