It's Friday Finds time, but unfortunately it has been a busy week and I've not had much time to spend on the Interwebs. So rather than send you in the direction of some great things to read, I'm going to tease up a few posts I'm working on for next week because there are some goodies.

A glimpse at a private garden in Charleston.

I snuck away to Charleston a few weeks ago and I'm going to tell you all about it. It was a fantastic trip and I completely fell in love with the city, which I happily roamed around for an entire morning. There's a good chance I took more than 100 pictures of camellias, which I'd never seen in person before. I promise I will not run them all.

I must have beat the spring rush at the soil lab because the results of my soil tests are due back later today. I can't wait to see what they show and to share the results (and what they mean) with you.

Last weekend we officially finished construction on the garage pergola. I think it was a year and a half in the making. I'll give you the whole rundown on how we did it, what we did wrong and how we fixed it so you don't do the same thing and show you how it turned out. I will not give you an accounting of how many trips to the hardware store it required because I lost track around 20.

And who knows what else might pop up on the blog as we head into April. Have a great weekend. My weekend plans include giving the dogs baths (this is a rather time-consuming affair so it requires scheduling), potting on some more seedlings, starting a few more seeds and hopefully spending a little time on initial garden cleanup.

What's on your agenda for the weekend?


  1. I have been trying to resist the urge to plant with this nice weather and I am glad that I did because we are back to freezing temps this weekend. Blargh.

  2. The perogla looks awesome!! Can wait to see the details!

  3. I went to Charleston for a garden tour. It is a great city. I can't wait to hear all about your pergola over the garage project. It turned out beautifully. I have always admired this look.

  4. I can't wait to read about your visits to Charleston gardens and see your camillia photos. I just planted one last year -- do you know there are some that are hardy to Zone 6a? I garden in 5b too and planted mine in a protected spot next to my house and wrapped it over winter. I'm still waiting to see if it has made it through OK. Even if it lives, I'm sure it will never be as beautiful as those in places meant to grow them, but it didn't cost much and who knew we could plant such things?! -Beth

  5. Ugh, I think the internet just ate my attempt at a witty comment. I'll just say your pergola looks wonderful!

    Christine in Alaska, no pergola in sight


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