The Emma Harris Garden Club presents Healing Gardens

Join me at the Mebane Public Library for a presentation on Healing Gardens with the Emma Harris Garden Club.  In this presentation, I will focus on healing gardens in a hospital environment and how certain design elements in a landscape can help reduce stress and contribute to a calm and balanced outlook. We'll talk about … Continue reading The Emma Harris Garden Club presents Healing Gardens

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5 Easy Steps to growing your own beautiful flower beds!

 ALAMANCE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES PRESENT On Monday, March 20 2017 at 6.00 pm at the Graham Public Library   Presented by Jacqui Mehring, artist, landscape designer, master gardener and owner of Alba Landscapes, who has lived and gardened in Alamance County for more than 20 years. Jacqui will discuss how to: Decide on where you are … Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to growing your own beautiful flower beds!

Remembering beautiful gardens from 2016-Magnificent Montrose

Montrose Gardens in Hillsborough, October 2016 I'm not usually a tropical garden person, but it would be impossible not to love Nancy Goodwin's magnificent, lush tropical garden at Montrose. There was a profusion of perennials and annuals all merging and blending with each other giving the illusion of wildness. However, the mixture of textures, colors and … Continue reading Remembering beautiful gardens from 2016-Magnificent Montrose

It’s not too late to plant for spring

Usually I try get spring bulbs in the ground by Thanksgiving This year I'm pushing the envelope... ice on the bird bath.. yet the soil is not frozen so for the brief time the sun came out, I grabbed my shovel and started digging! I popped in a mixture of tulips and narcissus, then covered the bulbs with some … Continue reading It’s not too late to plant for spring

Elizabeth Lawrence’s “Southern Garden” still inspires 70 years later

Elizabeth Lawrence  ( 1904-1985) is an internationally known garden writer and was the first female graduate of the first program of landscape architecture ever offered in the South . She is listed amongst the top twenty-five gardeners of all time! Last week a friend and I went to tour Elizabeth Lawrence's House and Garden in Charlotte. Elizabeth … Continue reading Elizabeth Lawrence’s “Southern Garden” still inspires 70 years later