- Pink/Rose, White and Green color scheme
- English gardening accessories
- Wellie boots by Hunter
- Native plants and vines whenever possible
- Pottager's mix-it-up style just for fun in the side garden
- Roses and a cutting-flower bed
- Herbs and some Veggies fresh-to-the-table
- Plenty of Mint for tall, cold glasses of iced tea
- "The Meaning of Herbs- myth, language and lore" by Gretchen Scoble, Ann Field
- "Pink Ladies and Crimson Gents- portraits of roses" by Molly & Don Glentzer
- "Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden" by Emily Whaley
- "The Cottage Garden" by Christopher Lloyd
- "The Way We Garden Now" by Katherine Whiteside
- "Green Thoughts- a writer in the garden" by Eleanor Perenyi
- "The Writer in the Garden" by Jane Garmey
The list above is less technical and more inspirational... though "The Way We Garden Now" has many charming projects and watercolor illustrations throughout its pages. These are just a few of the gardening books I lug around with me wherever we live. I also cherish my Grandmother Wylly's various old gardening books as she was a member of Savannah's Trustees Gardening Club way back when and had a lovely yard full of camellia and azalea bushes along with stately magnolia trees.
Our place here is much more casual than what were, and still are, my extended family's various gardening spots in Savannah and also up in Charleston but that's what island-livin's all about... a freer, more happenstance and having-fun-with-it-all kinda ethos. If one lives on "island time" then perhaps it makes complete sense to garden "island wise".
Here's to looking forward to spring and spring plantings on the horizon!