Lawn and Garden

Accidental Projects

Some projects begin after months of careful planning and preparation, like a kitchen or bathroom remodel. Others happen out of necessity, such as replacing flooring after a flood. And then there are those projects that begin accidentally. Such was the case with our cypress trees. Before we moved in, the home inspector alerted us to… Read More Accidental Projects

Lawn and Garden

Porter’s Greasy Beans

Porter Morgan first walked into my mother’s antique shop in Asheville, North Carolina in 2010. His wife Wilma, a collector of antiques, had passed away a few years prior, leaving him with  mounds of things to go through. My mom went to his house and began rifling through beautiful glassware, leather gloves, and china, and helped… Read More Porter’s Greasy Beans

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Mother’s Day Zinnias

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! It was a fun-filled, busy weekend here with company, but Pat made an amazing dinner of shrimp and grits complimented by chocolates and a sweet new makeup bag. As for the gifts for our moms, we went simple and decided to send zinnia seeds instead of flower bouquets.… Read More Mother’s Day Zinnias

Lawn and Garden

Happy May Day!

Has the sunny weather gotten you motivated to clean up your outside? This is the first spring we are enjoying in our new house, and it has been very educational to see what the previous owners planted. (Our last house was technically a condo, so we did ZERO work in the yard.) We made the offer on… Read More Happy May Day!