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Deb Henderson, Donna Mears, Julian Bland and Wendy Moses can be found throughout the Fearrington property constantly working to make Fearrington's gardens stunning. With an average tenure at Fearrington of about 15 years, this is one of the most experienced gardening teams around.
In Our Gardens, The Fearrington House Inn
It's early on a weekend morning in April and the sun has already warmed the spot on the terrace at The Fearrington House Restaurant, where you've chosen to enjoy the day's first cup of coffee. A gentle breeze stirs fragrance from the canopy of wisteria blooms surrounding you, and you settle back to listen to the birdsong lilting through the gardens and savor the beginnings of what you know will be a perfect day.
As vibrant and beautiful as the gardens at Fearrington are throughout the... Full Post >
In Our Gardens
1. Clean and sharpen all your garden tools. Check that battery and gas powered items are ready to go, and that ample amounts of potting soil, fertilizers, etc have been purchased and set aside.
2. If you are growing annuals or vegetables from seed, mid-March is the time to begin sowing these indoors for planting out after last frost.
3. On days when you just can't stay inside, begin by raking and cleaning garden beds. Where bulb foliage is emerging, top-dress with a bit of slow-release... Full Post >
Winter's not quite a distant memory yet, but each arriving songbird reminds us of the spring gardening work to be done. While it's hard to resist the temptation to get out and start digging and planting on the first warm weekend, there's still lots to do to in the weeks ahead when the ground is too soggy to work.
First on our list here at Fearrington is a check to see that all of our tools and equipment are ready for the tasks ahead. After sharpening blades on sécateurs, cleaning forks and... Full Post >
One of our favorite new projects this holiday season was making a multitude of handmade ornaments with which to decorate the tree for the birds standing at the center of the Village. This year's tree has gotten so much attention that we thought we would share the "how-to's" of creating its distinctive dried-orange swag with our readers!
The first step consists of slicing and drying the oranges for 2-3 hours in a low (200-degree) oven.
Once they are cooled, the slices can be threaded with... Full Post >
Wreaths are being hung, doors and windows swagged, trees lit and decorated, and the Fearrington gardeners have arrived at our favorite part of the Holiday Season: decorating the large tree in the center of the Village for the birds! Festooned from top to bottom with our handmade, edible ornaments, it is not only lovely to look at, but will provide our wild creatures with fruit, nuts, and nutrition during the next few cold weeks. This year, we'll be hanging peanut wreaths, raisin "icicles,"... Full Post >
Back in September, when the weather was milder and garden tasks somewhat less pressing, the Fearrington gardeners, accompanied by Mr. Greg Fitch, took a morning to visit our friends and neighbors at Cure Nursery in Pittsboro. Longtime growers and wholesale plant sellers Bill and Jen Cure have recently begun to offer their lovingly grown and carefully cultivated native plants to the retail public. With the launch of our hugely popular Wildflower Meadow in Camden Park, along with our renewed... Full Post >
Sunny weather and blue skies still feel like the holidays as Fearrington begins to decorate for the season. Over the next few days, the Fearrington garden staff and florists will set up, light and decorate more than a dozen trees throughout the Village Center.
One of the first (and largest!) to go up is the Center Island tree, which will be covered with our handmade decorations to feed the birds. Specially decorated trees will be placed throughout the Village shops and restaurants, along... Full Post >
Long after foliage and flowers have succumbed to the cold, winter-berrying plants fill our gardens with excitement and beauty. The mild, temperate climate of the Carolina Piedmont provides ideal growing conditions for a wide variety of trees and shrubs bearing winter fruit -- many of them native!
Here at Fearrington, the gardeners have incorporated numerous types of winter-berrying plants into beds throughout the Village. We love them for their individual beauty and design possibilites, as... Full Post >
With flower beds all tidied and plenty of rain on hand, the Fearrington Gardeners recently took a field trip up the road to visit our friends at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. A morning spent oohing and aahing over the lush plantings there - exemplified by this spectacular pitcher plant display - has only piqued our interest in the diversity and beauty of native North Carolina wildflowers. This is the perfect time of year to visit the NCBG! Check out their Facebook page for... Full Post >
One of our favorite things about late summer in the Gardens here at Fearrington is to see the endlessly fascinating combinations of leaf and flower emerge. Colors intensify in the August light, and all the various forms of plants begin to weave together magically! A few combinations that have really caught our eye are Coreopsis 'Moonbeam', Canna 'Bengal Tiger' and 'Color Guard' Yucca at the entrance to The Fearrington Granary.
- Julian, Fearrington Gardener Full Post >