Winter will soon be upon us, but that doesn’t mean your garden duties can be placed on the back burner. There are several important landscape maintenance procedures to perform before the cold snap arrives. By preparing your landscape for winter weather, you’ll ensure grass, trees and perennials survive the winter and that beds will be ready for new plants in the […]
Archives for October 2014
Join Mary Palmer Dargan for a lecture at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14. Free with garden admission (which is $15 for adults) For more information, see the garden website.
This is part two of a video we made for the Bell project we are working on in North Carolina. It’s a mountainside project, which includes the challenge of setting and distributing boulders strategically around the property. Here is part two of a video series for the project. Bell boulders Plants Set in Place 9-29-14 […]
The answer: a lot of fun! Look for the Dovecote Porch & Gardens tent – where we’ll be showing off our garden accessories and minigardens. We bought these pumpkins at Jaymoore Farms (next to Walmart). And the friendly folks there gave us a discount because I had a shop and bought so many! Here’s the […]
We’ve been busy with an amazing project for the Bell family. It’s a landscaping challenge to work in the mountains of North Carolina. Here’s a video of how we have been dealing with boulders to enhance the landscape design: Bell Boulders 9-27-14 from Mary Palmer Dargan on Vimeo.
See our video posted on Pinterest — of the Plein Air breakfast we hosted this summer at Dovecote Porch & Gardens in Cashiers, NC.
We are getting ready for a trunk show featuring fashions by Denise Dickens. Here are some lovely swatches of the fabrics used to make the raincoats and jackets designed by Denise:
Come and see some amazing outerwear fashions created by designer Denise Dickens on Oct. 3-4. As the designer explains: “We baby boomers are not going down easily. We need easy silhouettes, but they can’t be drab or dowdy. I was always looking for the perfect coat or jacket to go with my […]