how i tripled the size of the ferns on my front porch

June 15, 2018

Ferns on the front porch are an unspoken rule here in the south.  There’s just something about having them flank my front door in the planters my husband made me that makes me so happy to pull into my driveway every day!  I’ve been fortunate enough to have great luck with them in the past; I even managed…

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4 easy steps to amazing window boxes

July 19, 2016

I’m dying for a trip to Charleston…..buuuuuut with the heat and humidity being as bad as it is, my very pregnant self is just going to have to wait for much cooler temps for a visit to the Holy City.  If you guys have been reading here for a while, you know I fell head…

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3 tips for showstopping planters + pots this spring and summer!

April 25, 2016

I may be guilty of leading most of my indoor plants to an untimely death, but when it comes to gardening and landscaping, my thumbs are emerald green! With the pollen finally gone and the temps holding steady in the 80’s, it’s finally time to get my flower pots ready for spring and summer!  I’ve…

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at home in the garden with carolyn roehm

November 16, 2015

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Mine passed so quickly, I feel like the last three days were a complete blur. A highlight was reading this article by One King’s Lane on the release of Carolyn Roehm’s latest book, At Home in the Garden, complete with some of the prettiest images…

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garden inspiration: loi thai

May 1, 2015

Instagram should be named, “Insta-crack”, for it’s immediately all-consuming and obsessive powers.  Lately I’ve been making a beeline for any feed brimming with shots of gorgeous gardens, emerald green landscaping and beautiful flower pots; I’m not sure if insomnia is to thank for my Insta-obsession or if I have insomnia as a result of said…

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tips from a pro: how not to kill a fiddle leaf fig

January 13, 2015

After killing my last fiddle leaf fig, I swore I would never buy another real one again.  EVER.  I even pondered  buying a faux one a while back – I know, gasp! – because I was obsessed with them even though I couldn’t keep them alive (you can read that post here).  If you follow…

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a little outdoor slice of heaven

July 1, 2014

If there’s anything I love more than a beautifully weathered, shingle-style chic cottage, it’s an equally beautiful porch or patio in which to enjoy said cottage.  I’m sure by now you’ve all seen Chris Burch’s Southampton home tour that was featured in Architectural Digest a while back, but Mackenzie Horan’s personal photos of the exterior…

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obsessed: lutyens bench, take 2

June 27, 2014

When it comes to garden inspiration, I LOVE the idea of complimenting gorgeous landcaping with a beautiful garden bench.  The idea of sitting for a spell to enjoy and admire all your hard work is just heaven to me (especially now that baby girl is so mobile!) I have long been obsessed with and will…

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“aging” terra cotta pots

June 16, 2014

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and got to celebrate Father’s Day with your dad/hubby! I was so lucky to have had my mom in town for the last week to help me overcome a particularly nasty case of mastitis and relax, regroup and refresh. There just are times when nothing but your…

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green + white in the garden

May 13, 2014

It’s that time of year again when I go overboard and load up on more perennials, annuals and basically anything that flowers to give my yard, porch and pots a spring pick-me-up!  While I always end up with a ton of color in my landscaping – knockout roses, lantana, daylilies, sweet potato vine, purple queen,…

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