inspired: spring window boxes

April 1, 2013

My “outdoor inspiration” folder on Pinterest is chock full of gardening and lanscaping inspiration that has me giddy with excitement to get my planting on! (Once the weather stays warm enough, of course.) In the meantime, I’ve been poring over my pictures from past trips to Charleston a lot lately, especially all my shots of…

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privacy, please

February 25, 2013

I woke up last week to the sound of a chainsaw and bulldozer tearing their way through all the beautiful pines behind my lot.  It was like a knife through the heart, watching them demolish all those trees, but, the lady who is building on the property is not a fan and wanted them all…

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designer love: miranda brooks landscape design

February 7, 2013

I never thought I’d be pullling weeds from my lawn in the dead of winter, but with it vacillating between icy, freezing temps and 75 degrees every other day, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing as of late. I don’t normally mind the upkeep, but with our bermuda grass brown and crunchy, I can’t help…

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boxwood love

August 23, 2012

When I was little, my grandfather had the most amazing garden, with what seemed like every veggie you’ve ever heard of.  The only thing that rivaled its beauty were the many different vareties of boxwoods he planted around his house-sculpted hedges that bordered perennial gardens, clusters of different sizes in old and crusty terra cotta…

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around my yard

August 3, 2012

I’m definitely one of those girls who needs instant gratification – patience is not a virtue I was blessed with, so when it comes to my yard, I look for annuals and accent plants that are going to make a dramatic impact…right away. Living in southeastern North Carolina, I learned pretty early on to rely…

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connecticut stunner

May 16, 2012

When we built our home, we had the builder dig beds around the entire house, but leave the landscaping to us.  Over the past two years, I’ve added quite a few bushes, trees and ground cover, which are all filling in so nicely, but every year around this time, I get a little crazy about…

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busy bee

October 17, 2011

This weekend I crossed a lot of items of my to-do list, the biggest being planting a bunch of 5-gallon bushes down the one side of my house!  I made a trip back here and spent a mere $140 on 25 plants, which I piled in the hubby’s truck: As I pulled up to pay,…

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lantana, take 2

September 20, 2011

Remember these pint-sized lantanas I bought at Lowe’s back in April? Well, here we are, four months later, and they have completely taken over the beds! The gold flowers add just the right color and warmth for Fall!

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the charm of charleston

July 15, 2011

I have a love affair with the city of Charleston.  I posted my extensive collection of photos of window boxes here and gave a little tour of one of my favorite shops, South of Market, here.  Every time I go, I spend 99% of the time wandering the cobblestone streets, taking pictures of gardens, driveways,…

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poolside perfection

July 8, 2011

With temps in the high 90’s here in the south, and humidity lingering around 89%, I can’t think of a better way to beat the heat than to relax by the pool.  At first glance, one might think this fabulous stone-clad cottage was nestled in the quant English countryside, but it’s really a poolhouse right…

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