My name is Frances and I am a lifelong gardener, having lived in various parts of the USA over many years. I am now gardening in USDA Zone 7a east Tennessee. From 2000 to 2014 I was gardening on a slope in a small town in Tennessee. I have been blogging about my gardens since December of 2007. Thank you for visiting!
The slope in spring
The slope in fall
The slope in winter
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640 Merrimon Ave.
or The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina
Older Posts Of Interest:
The story of the day a throng of cedar waxwings descended upon the garden, shown in the header image. (2009)
An awkward title that explains about making those very tall asters, mums and others shorter by cutting them down by half in May. Now is the time! (2011)
A book inspires the growing of lilies from seed. (2009)
How ten lily bulbs became hundreds. (2010)
A rant about the mistaken thoughts of non-gardeners. (2009)
There was something hidden in the forest and we were lucky enough to be able to see it. (2011)
Dreams turn into reality, in a way. The Green Man/Leaf Man faces live well in my garden now. (2011)
A yard without a lawn. (2010)
A history of all of the faire gardens and a couple of choice tidbits about me. (2009)
Very difficult to only pick your six favorite plants, some of us bent the rules a bit. (2009)
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Today , January 7, is the one month anniversary for Faire Garden, the blog. It seems like a good time to reveal a little about myself. Here is a photo taken this past September of my youngest grandson getting a watering with the hose lesson from his GG. Those are the usual gardening clothes, shoes and gloves for that time of year. When it is colder out, the outfit is boots, waterproof pants with long johns, a turtleneck, flannel shirt, hooded sweatshirt, waterproof jacket, knit hat and always gloves. There will be no photos taken of this attire. It doesn’t matter how these outfits appear to neighbors or passersby. The goal is no insect bites, scratches from thorns, as little mud grinding its way into skin as possible, and no poison ivy. Oh and don’t forget too much sun exposure, that is a no no also. These are no nonsense outfits. In the past gardening has been done in everything from bikinis and bare feet to stylish matching floral hats and jumpers. Those days are long gone. Every article of clothing has a purpose, and attractiveness or lack thereof is not involved in the decision of what to wear any given day. It might be raining, cold, hot, windy or perfect, but protection from some danger is always necessary.
What is your favorite gardening attire?