settling in

house pre-paint

View of our little cottage from the azalea hedge. Spoiler alert! House will be changing color soon… I’ve re-written this post 3 times in the past month. I started out by telling you how, years ago, right out of college, I took up residence in Hartford, CT, and my roommate was kind enough to lend […]

Biltmore Rose Trials – First Visit

Biltmore Rose Garden via Hedgerow Rose Champney's Pink

This week Jesse and I took much-needed vacation day and revisited the Biltmore. We were combining a belated wedding anniversary (my accident last month postponed any celebrations) coupled with my first day of judging for the Biltmore Rose Trials. I was terribly nervous about judging, for some reason. I think it’s because anything new gives me […]

Update…

Garden Roses Stretched Canvas Print by Hedgerow Rose

For those of you who don’t know, I was recently in a car accident. I do not have any memory of the pickup truck crashing into me but I do remember waking in the hospital and the nurse telling me that my husband (who was in GA at the time) was contacted and on his […]

A Tale of Two Gardens

A Tale of Two Gardens via Hedgerow Rose 16

Recently, the mister and I traveled “back home” to State College to attend our daughter’s High School graduation and while there, I had the opportunity to visit my old garden. Top-Bottom: Ghislaine de Féligonde, Ispahan, Strawberry Hill, Madame Plantier It literally knocked the wind out of me when we pulled up to the curb and […]

Biltmore Rose Gardens!

Biltmore Rose Gardens via Hedgerow Rose - Pomponella 2

Last Friday I experienced something truly magical that I can’t quite put it into words. I still have that fizzy, excited feeling when something remarkable happens. In case you haven’t already guessed, we visited the rose gardens at the Biltmore Estate for their annual International Rose Trials‘ reception event. This was my first time ever seeing this […]

The Hendersonville, NC Garden Jubilee

Classic Pink Geranium-Pelargonium

Hello friends! Did you have a nice Memorial Weekend? First, I wanted to say THANK YOU so, so much to those of you who shopped my sale. I am very lucky to have such wonderful customers and your support keeps this space going. We had a lovely weekend. Jesse travels A LOT for his new job so […]

Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms Dreamy Sea

Isle of Palms – Dreamy Sea – Stretched Canvas Print When we were in the process of relocating, anyone who was from this area that crossed our path was asked this question, “How far away is it to the nearest/nicest beach?” I was surprised to initially learn that the nearest beach to Asheville is, in […]

In Bloom: May 2015

In-Bloom-May-2015

A Happy May to you! My apologies for being so absent as of late. It occurred to me not long ago that along with leaving my garden, I seem to have also lost my blogging voice. I’ve been in a bit of shock, really, with this move and all the changes that came with it, […]

Our new garden

Calycanthus

We’re here! We made it! Aaahhh!!! Let me tell you, driving through six states, towing a trailer and transporting a dog, a fish and two very cranky cats was no picnic. It didn’t help that our layover hotel in VA didn’t have water. Good times. Those of you on IG also saw that our first […]

Raised Beds at Children’s Garden, PSU

Children's Garden at PSU - 3

Time-warping this morning to a visit to Penn State University’s new Children’s Garden last summer where I was loving on their raised bed veggie garden. What enthused me the most was the narrow “seat” that was built in to allow for resting and kneeling at the garden’s edge. These beds were pretty huge but the idea […]

Another Sweet Pea Seeds Giveaway

Sweet Peas 2

It’s snowing right now. Hard. What’s that saying…when March comes in like a lion it goes out like a big fat jerkface? Right, that’s the one. OK, so anyways, here’s the deal. I’ve got some extra sweet pea seeds I didn’t know I had. I have enough to send out a healthy bundle to the […]

The last 5 years: roses that have brought me joy

Princess Alexandra of Kent 2014

We’re wrapping up our time spent in our State College home and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to select some of my favorite roses from the past 5 years. Don’t ask me to count how many I’ve planted here, I don’t want to depress myself thinking about how much money I’ve spent. […]