Tina has invited us to post pictures from 2022 that we’ve not so far shared. I have so many to choose from, but I’ve picked some out that, for me, have an evocative sense of place. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Continue reading “Scenes and Curiosities from Mississippi, Mainly”
Quirky, Hand-made Wooden Gate
I’m glad I’m not alone in being enthused by weird snippets and that I can share a few of them here as food for the imagination.
I think that this was a quirky garden gate, made from recycled wood, although at the time I thought it was a section of fence. It may or may not be to your taste, but it’s certainly a one-off. Continue reading “Quirky, Hand-made Wooden Gate”
Whimsical Yard Art in the Cooper-Young District
I promised to share more pictures from the recent Cooper-Young Garden Walk. Here’s some of the yard art (garden art, where I’m from) that was liberally scattered around the 90 or so private gardens taking part. Continue reading “Whimsical Yard Art in the Cooper-Young District”
Cooper-Young Annual Garden Walk, 2022, Memphis, Tennessee
We recently visited Memphis for one of the most eagerly anticipated gardening events in the American South: two days where 90 or so private gardens in the historic Cooper-Young district of Memphis throw open their gates to band-wearing members of the public.
While a suggested route took in many of the highlights, as first-timers, we decided to explore each quadrant as fully as we could. That’s not a light undertaking – Cooper-Young claims to host the largest garden walk in the Mid-South. If there’s one with a better mix of gardens of all styles and skill levels, or a more welcoming one, I want to see it. Continue reading “Cooper-Young Annual Garden Walk, 2022, Memphis, Tennessee”
Keeping Fondren Funky: Tree Art by Bill Taylor
It’s standard practice to cut down living trees and make them into painted fences or decorated trinket boxes, but rare to leave a dead tree standing and turn it into sculpture. Continue reading “Keeping Fondren Funky: Tree Art by Bill Taylor”
Garden Art: Tall Birds
This pink flamingo is up so high on metal legs that I had to crop the bottom part of them off to make my picture square for Becky. (Trust me, it’s better to see extra foliage than extra gravel.) Continue reading “Garden Art: Tall Birds”