Visiting Longue Vue Gardens

Visiting Longue Vue Gardens

Not too far from the crazy, smelly, wonderfully messy streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans is very different world called Longue Vue House and Gardens. With lush green lawns, gravel drives and not a hair of out of place, Longue Vue is a step back to a different era. Mike and I made a day of visiting gardens in New Orleans and visiting Longue Vue Gardens was our last stop of the day. It was hard to find (Uber drivers will not know their way!) but worth the trip. We entered the gardens through this beautiful tree lined drive and walked toward the beautiful mansion ahead. There was no one else around as we entered and it felt like we had the entire place to ourselves.… Read Full Post
New Caladium Varieties

New Caladium Varieties

I’ve often confessed my love of caladiums. In fact, I recently taught a 90 minute class on only caladiums. Yes, that’s right, an hour and a half. It was awesome! I feel very fortunate to get to see some of the newest varieties of caladiums before they hit the market and I wanted to share a few of those here. A few of these are now available in limited quantities, mostly from my friends at Classic Caladiums or Bates Sons & Daughters Caladiums. Both are great! Do you have a favorite among these?  I am completely torn!  I should mention that I am a big fan of chartreuse and pink combinations, so the ‘Lemon Blush’ and ‘Autumn Beauty’ are both really attractive to me.… Read Full Post
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