If you're getting antsy to put on your gardening gloves and get out in the yard, here's a guide to planning and preparing your Spring garden. If you’re new to gardening, you may think the growing season doesn’t begin until April or May. But that’s not true — you can start planting seeds much earlier. In fact, you should! If you start the right crops now, you’ll likely be … [Read more...] about Planning A Spring Garden
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The Hobby Greenhouse Club sponsors a free self-directed tour of local hobby greenhouses every March. Hobby Greenhouse Club members open their greenhouses to the public and are available all day to answer your questions. A plant raffle and printed directions to all of the greenhouses are available at the start of the tour at the New Hanover County Arboretum (6206 Oleander Drive) … [Read more...] about Hobby Greenhouse Tour
Spend a fun day at the beautiful New Hanover County Arboretum at the Tidewater Camellia Club's Camellia festival and Sale on Saturday February 24, 2024. Admission to this family friendly event is FREE! Events begin at 11:00 am with a huge Camellia Plant Sale, Camellia Education, a children's Camellia Art Show, Family Activities and Garden Tours. There will also … [Read more...] about Camellia Club Show And Sale
Here's a fun way to decorate for Valentine's Day (or just if you like pink) that's not too overboard! If you've got any old mason jars, with just a few items you can make your home or office charmingly festive. You'll need: 3-5 Mason Jars, varying sizes if possible. Twine or jute string Acrylic Paint (white and color of choice) Paint Brush Sandpaper Paper … [Read more...] about CRAFT: Painted Mason Jars
"The stone is in my blood. It’s part of my genetic makeup. My family has worked in this industry for generations. No one knows quality granite and marble better than Brazilians". Mauro Melcago, owner of Edge Renovation, is explaining to me that his home country of Brazil is one of the largest natural stone exporters in the world, and Brazil is known for the highest quality … [Read more...] about Who Knows Countertops Better Than A Brazilian?
Whether your planning to sell your home or just make it look a little more presentable we've got some small tips that will maximize your home's appeal and value. Of course, you can add additions or renovate kitchens and bathrooms but these are simple steps you can do over a weekend to really boost the overall look of your home and its curb appeal. Paint Your Front Door One … [Read more...] about Easy Ways To Raise Your Home’s Curb Appeal
In 1729 the Province of Carolina was divided when the descendants of seven of the eight Lords Proprietors sold their shares back to the Crown. Only the heirs of Sir George Carteret retained their original rights to what would become the Granville District. Both the Province of North Carolina and the Province of South Carolina became English Crown Colonies in 1729. The … [Read more...] about Historic NC Coastal Map For Coastal Home Decor!
There is nothing that brings home the holiday season more than the colors of fall. Take to walk out into your garden to notice the shades of red, orange, yellow & brown. An easy and stunning way to start your Holiday table is to bring these colors of your garden inside. It should be easy for you to find a few nearby and can create a stunning fall … [Read more...] about Fall Flowers Make A Stunning Seasonal Centerpiece
Tired of looking at your own wall, wishing you could redecorate your home? Now you can! Using Islands Art & Bookstore's new "Room Viewer" website feature you can preview what their prints will look like in your home! You can also see the artwork on sample walls too. It's an easy to use feature. Browse for artwork as you usually would, and when you want … [Read more...] about Refresh Your Decor From Home
It might be a stereotype of the South to see people sitting on their front porches, but here in the south, we know the front porch is the first glimpse into your home. Now is the time of year when we enjoy porch sitting the most, especially as the weather cools a bit and the sunsets start turning magnificent colors. So whether you're making your porch more inviting for guests, … [Read more...] about It’s Front Porch Season
Summer days are winding down and it's time to think about your fall harvest. It's time to get those fall crops in the dirt so they'll be blooming and mature before the temperatures drop. These fall plantings will be great for fall soups, thanksgiving meals, and roast veggie dinners when the weather starts to get chilly. So get out in the dirt and squeeze out those last bits of … [Read more...] about Plant Your Fall Garden
The Hobby Greenhouse Club in Wilmington, NC, presents the Fall Plant Sale on Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th and features plants grown by local club members, with a wide range of plant interests. A portion of the proceeds goes to scholarships for horticulture students at Cape Fear Community College and Brunswick Community College. The Hobby … [Read more...] about Hobby Greenhouse Fall Plant Sale
Spanish Moss clinging to Live Oak Trees is imagery connected to the South. We see it swaying along with the tree limbs and picture old Southern Plantations and ornate Southern gardens. And while it does grow in the Southeast from Virginia and the Carolinas down to Alabama and all the way over to Texas, it actually grows just about everywhere. The plant consists of one or … [Read more...] about Why Is It Called “Spanish Moss”?
62nd Annual Old Homes Tour & More JUNE 10th, 2023 Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm This annual tour features some of Beaufort’s beautiful private homes, glorious gardens, multiple local churches, and artists’ studios throughout the town, as well as the authentically restored buildings and grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. Thank you to our dedicated … [Read more...] about Beaufort Historic Homes Tour & More