By |2016-11-17T18:12:45-05:00November 17, 2016|Friday Flowers, Garden, Travel|

Many of you know her; some of you may have seen her blog over on my sidebar:

It’s Marian St. Clair of

Marian came here to speak to our Garden Club and she was a HUGE success!


Marian and I had become friends through our blogs. I really admire and love reading her blog, Hortitopia.
She is a Master Gardener living in Greenville, South Carolina. I won’t detail here all that she does and is (it’s A LOT!); but she is not only a very accomplished professional, she is one of the nicest people you would want to know. I had, aside from being on-line friends, met her briefly last spring at the Davidson Symposium.

I knew that she gives talks to garden groups, so we invited her to speak to our group. And, because she and I were friends, I invited her to spend the night at my house. Maybe, just maybe,  a short tour of my gardens was part of my game plan and yes, indeed, she had some wonderful ideas for me! Thank you, Marian!

The title of her talk, “Growing Good Gardens….Finding Ideas & Inspiration in All the Right Places,” is just a hint at the multitude of pertinent and interesting points she made. […]