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
Visit The Hop Ice Cream Cafe When In Asheville, NC
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)
- Awards Page
- Eastern Box Turtles Of Fairegarden
- England Trip 2010-Two Innocents Abroad
- Garden Bloggers Meetups
- How To Posts
- Plants We Grow-Daylilies
- Plants We Grow-Deciduous Azaleas
- Plants We Grow-Hostas
- Plants We Grow-Iris
- Plants We Grow-Lilies
- Plants We Grow-Orchids
- Plants We Grow-Spring Bulbs
- The Biscuit Page
You may have noticed the badge at the top of the sidebar here that includes an imbedded link to the Garden Blog Directory, Blotanical. How could you miss it? An ambitious enterprise started by Stuart (Gardening Tips ‘N Ideas) in Australia, it offers one stop shopping for perusing gardening blogs worldwide.
If you want to see what gardeners are up to in other locales, or if you just want to keep up with the latest postings of your favorites, or you want to investigate newcomers to the garden blogging community, come on down to Blotanical!
If you are a blogger yourself and would like to have more visitors to your site, this is one way to get your message out there. Faire Garden’s traffic has increased dramatically with the free service offered by Blotanical, especially from non US readers. It is exciting to get up each morning and see what countries took a peek at what has been written here, and many of them came via Blotanical’s many linking opportunities.
Stuart has been extremely helpful to me personally with my very limited technical knowledge, needing all the help anyone cares to offer. Thanks Stuart!