HINTS OF SPRING


51 days and counting ’til bloom time…

Yes, you read that blog post title correctly. It’s almost February, and here in the Black Mountains of North Carolina, we’re definitely inching closer to Spring. The crocuses, daffodils (just planted this past Fall) and bearded irises at the Inn have already started to sprout their stems. We’ve got 600 recently-planted bulbs in the pool garden that we can’t wait to see bloom.

And while it is ever-so-tempting to buy even more of the plants that are photographed so beautifully in the countless nursery catalogs we’ve been receiving, Brigette’s willpower is holding up strong. She’s planning a May trip to B.B. Barns in Arden, NC, to purchase plants for this year’s garden project at the Inn on Mill Creek, the White Garden.

What’s this on the desk? A 15% coupon off plants at one of the nurseries…

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