Category: Gardens

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 »

Spring Cleaning!

Filed under: Gardens, Re-decorating, Restaurants, Things to Do

>No, I am not talking about spring cleaning at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, I am talking aboutspring cleaning for my blog; or at least for my file of back stories.  What follows is a compilation of things which I thought were interesting but none of which were big enough for a column of their… Read more »

My Blog Gets a Name: The Kitchen Garden

Filed under: Gardens, Innkeeping, recipes

As I write this I am able to look out my window at the kitchen garden of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  It is a typical March day here in Asheville:  after raining all night, the temperature plummeted around 11AM and the rain changed to snow.  It’s 3 PM now, the snow is gone and… Read more »

The Gardens at the Biltmore Estate

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Gardens, Things to Do

>It was such a beautiful day yesterday that I decided to play hooky from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, and drove over to the Biltmore Estate to see the gardens. While I have seen the house many times, I have never had a chance to spend much time experiencing any of the other attractions which… Read more »

Grape Harvest in Asheville, NC!

Filed under: Gardens, Innkeeping, recipes

>One of the special memories of my childhood summers in North Carolina is of the Muscadine grapes which grow throughout North and South Carolina but are not much known in the rest of the country. These hardy grapes have a thick skin and many seeds but their uniquely sweet and sour flavor makes them worth… Read more »

>The Secret Garden at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Gardens

> April 3-May 16, 2010 are the dates for the Biltmore Estate “Festival of Flowers” this year here in Asheville, North Carolina. I have no doubt that the gardens will be beautiful and I urge you to come and see them. Meanwhile at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we are experiencing our own festival of…

Why I love Farmers Markets!

Filed under: Farmer's Market, Gardens, shopping

October in Asheville means beautiful foliage and lots of visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains. Knowing we were going to have a full house and wanting to provide something special for our guests, I took myself off to the Western North Carolina Farmers Market just outside Asheville. What a treat!… Read more »