Category Archives: Botanical Gardens

Huntsville Botanical Garden

I’m doing a series of blog posts about Dan’s Amazing Alabama Adventure, which is the story of when Dan Heims, President of Terra Nova Nurseries, visited me. This post concentrates on the morning we spent at Huntsville Botanical Garden (HBG). … Continue reading

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Donald E. Davis Arboretum & A Horticultural Vacation

I’m planning the most awesome gardening vacation you can have in North Alabama. If you read Alabama Gardener magazine, you may remember the article I wrote titled, ‘Peggy’s Big Adventure.’ It was about my trip to California with Dan Heims, … Continue reading

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Longwood Gardens, Toastmasters and the Book I’m Writing

I really should post more often. I was at Longwood Gardens back in the spring, and I would have posted about it earlier, but I’ve been busy. I accepted two board member positions in 2016, Secretary of Smith Lake Environmental … Continue reading

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Chanticleer Garden

I’ll tell you about Chanticleer garden in a minute, but I love this story about what happened last week. I’m going to do a radio interview on July 3rd on the talk show Garden America. I don’t know about the rest … Continue reading

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Huntsville and Birmingham Botanical Gardens Plant Sales

It’s an exciting weekend! Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Huntsville Botanical Garden are both having their spring plant sales. And for me, the most thrilling aspect of the weekend is that I’m speaking at the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s plant sale on … Continue reading

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LA Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

This is a practically wordless Wednesday post about my recent trip to the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. These peacocks had free roam. Next week I’ll have more time to talk.  

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The Huntington – Japanese and Chinese Gardens

I recently attended the Garden Writers Association’s annual symposium in Pasadena. It was wonderful. I learned a lot, saw great gardens and met nice people. I was hoping to write about it for the February back page of Alabama Gardener … Continue reading

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Huntington Botanical Gardens

I was at a dinner party the other night, and one of my friends told me how excited she was about all my articles in the July issue of Alabama Gardener. Hell, if she thinks she’s excited, she should have seen … Continue reading

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The Huntington Botanical Garden’s Greenhouse

Are you sick of vacation pictures yet? I hope not because I changed my bio on the July back page article in Alabama Gardener magazine and promised vacation pictures on my blog, so I need to add a few more posts to … Continue reading

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Lotusland – The Japanese Garden

This is my third and final post about Lotusland, the highlight of my trip to California. Everything about Lotusland was amazing, but my favorite part was the Japanese garden. There are pictures at the end of this post, but first … Continue reading

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