Category: Gardens

How to Grow Pumpkins in Asheville, NC (or not)

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Gardens, Innkeeping, Nature

We didn’t actually set out to grow pumpkins at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC. It pretty much came about by accident.  Whether or not we will succeed is yet to be seen. How did it happen? When we bought the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in September of 2009 it needed a lot of… Read more »

Coming Soon to our Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast Neighborhood!

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Gardens, History

It was cold out today and tiny little snowflakes flurried around as I sat next to the fire and thought about Spring in Asheville NC.  So it was fun to read in our local newsletter about some of the changes and improvements coming to the neighborhood of our Montford Bed and Breakfast.  After reading about… Read more »

The Return of the Kitchen Garden!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Gardens

One of the first things James and I did after we bought the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina, was to plant a kitchen garden. I believe that one of the greatest pleasures in life is the smell of freshly cut herbs. Walking across dew-wet grass in the morning sunshine while birds sing… Read more »

Making a Hanging Garden

Filed under: Gardens

> Making a hanging garden is one of the few types of gardening you can do without bending down!  If you’ve every visited England in the summer, you will remember the wonderful flowers and cottage gardens of the homes, shops and pub. While we lived there, James and I learned a lot about gardening.  We… Read more »