My love affair with roses began when I was pursuing my graduate studies in England. During a tour of Arley Hall, I met Lady Ashbrook and we became fast friends, bonding over our love of gardens, design, and painting. Years later, I dedicated the rose garden at Moss Mountain Farm to Lady Ashbrook, who taught me so much about these charming flowers.
Once you start growing roses, I am sure that you will fall in love with them the way I did. Below are some of my favorites. No matter what conditions you grow in or the kind of roses you want, there’s an option that’s right for you. Read more
Your wedding day is sure to be memorable no matter what, but it’s nice to leave your guests with something that reminds them of the occasion. Forget the koozies and cookies, and give them something that will add cheer to their home, like a succulent wrapped in burlap. Read more
Making a floral chandelier may seem like something best left to the professionals, but if you take your time and have the right tools, you can create your own masterpiece.
P. Allen Smith is the featured speaker for the 28th Annual Lawn & Garden Show in Springfield, Missouri. You’ll have two chances to learn tips and tricks from America’s most well-known gardening expert, February 24 and 25 and 1:00 PM. Allen will share his advice on getting your garden ready to sing with spring color!
After the presentation, Allen will be available to meet with attendees and sign copies of his book, Seasonal Recipes from the Garden.
You may find out more details about admission, parking, and other seminars here.
You don’t need to head to the beach to have a fun spring break experience. There’s plenty to do right here in the Natural State. Whether you’re adventurous or more low-key, there’s a fun activity for every family in Arkansas. Read more
If you’re looking to add an organic touch to your wedding, then go green with some foliage. Greenery can add texture and a simple, rustic appeal to wedding decor and arrangements without breaking the budget. Here are a few of my foliage favorites. Read more
Paperwhites are one of my favorite plants to keep inside during the winter, and they’re so easy to encourage to bloom indoors. Unfortunately, those happy flower clusters can be a bit too heavy for the stems. The good news is . . . It’s easy to make supports out of just about anything. Read more
Don’t throw out those eggshells! If you’re not going to compost or use them in the garden, save the eggshells for this fun craft project. Georgia Pellegrini shows us how to turn this would-be trash into fun vases. Read more
Lip gloss was developed in the 1930s for actresses starring in black and white films. Our friend Georgia Pellegrini shows us how. Read more
I like to structure gardens so that there’s something eye-catching on each level. I find that it’s often easy to forget about the plants right at your feet. So, when you’re planning your garden, consider these plants for forming borders, either in a bed or along a path. Some of these do really well in containers too! Read more