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An Earlier Spring in The Sister’s Garden – Chapel Hill, NC I know I’m rushing things, but today, the first day of Spring, needs to be encouraged. I’ve been enjoying Beverly Nichols, English garden writer, AGAIN. I’ve written about him in … Continue reading
THANK YOU to the Google writers who contributed to my search for information about London’s Underground graphic posters, I was able to gather some facts about this endlessly, appealing, nostalgic, historic art work. You probably refer to the Underground as … Continue reading
Barnsley House The Gardens of Rosemary Verey Rosemary Verey, famous English gardener, is mentioned several times in my novel. I intended to pay tribute to her lasting influence as a garden designer and plants-woman. In 2000, on a garden trip, … Continue reading
Three names are forever linked with the creation of The National Trust, founded in 1895. Octavia Hill, housing reformer and champion of higher education for women, Canon Rawnsley, who was devoted to the Lake District, and Sir Robert Hunter, a … Continue reading
“Come into the garden, Maud, For the black bat, night, has flown, Come in the garden, Maud, I am here at the gate alone; And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad, And the musk of the rose is blown” -Alfred Lord Tennyson For Christmas, a … Continue reading
“A garden is a place for shaping a little world of your own according to your heart’s desire.” Beverley Nichols from Green Grows the City Beverley Nichols I don’t remember the exact date that Beverley Nichols came into my life. … Continue reading
“There is no wind and no sun, only a sort of warm haze, and through it the mingled country sounds of a bee, a mowing machine, a mill and a sparrow. Peace! -Rupert Brooke English Clergy Gardeners On my mind … Continue reading
“Anyone who was serious about plants would be admitted into the great conversation that is the English garden.” –Simon Jenkins (speaking about Christopher Lloyd) Christopher Lloyd I visited Christopher Lloyd’s famous garden, Great Dixter, on a garden trip in 2000. … Continue reading