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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
Our glasshouse is beginning to look a lot like Spring! New seed starts. Full Post >
So happy to see the purple, cabbage-like foliage of the emerging Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) popping up here and there throughout the Village! These, shown, are in Jenny's Garden, and more can be seen in front of The Fearrington House Restaurant. Now we KNOW spring is here! Full Post >
The Fearrington gardeners were excited to go on their first spring plant-buying trip to our favorite source, the Big Bloomers Plant Farm in Sanford! We returned with lots of new lovelies -- rosemaries, columbines, scented geraniums and more! Can't wait to try them out in the gardens this spring! We'll keep you posted on which ones become our new favorites... Full Post >
In Our Gardens, The Fearrington House Inn
Spring's earliest and bravest faces are the early bulbs. Now popping up throughout the gardens despite the cold, are hardy bulbs such as species crocus (seen above). If you're in search of more color, the Winter Aconite, in front of McIntyre's, the Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) along the Restaurant pathway, and the diminutive Iris Reticulata, in front of The Fearrington House Restaurant are your best bets!
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Just a reminder that in the midst of a cold February, Springtime at Fearrington is not far away. Only a little more than a month to go, and our gardens will be filled to bursting with color. Hang in there! Full Post >
The promise of Spring is apparent on a walk through our gardens and Camden Park this beautiful sunny afternoon. The first buds of the flowering apricot (Prunus mume) are unfurling against a Carolina blue sky (pictured to the right) and the fuzzy fat buds of Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata) are ready to open soon (pictured above)!
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Fragrant Winter Daphne just waiting for a warm day to burst into bloom. Soon! Full Post >
The Fearrington gardeners were excited to attend this year's annual Nursery and Landscape Professionals Trade Show in Greensboro, where they could see the latest new plant introductions and exchange information with nursery growers from throughout the Southeast. We're eagerly anticipating warmer weather and the chance to try out some of the beautiful specimens we've discovered! Full Post >
Late winter is the perfect time to take a closer look at tree bark and the beauty it adds to the winter landscape. Here in the Gardens, we have a stunning variety of trees clothed in ornamental bark. These are a few of the stunning specimens to be found on a winter walk through the gardens.
Bark variety left to right in image above:
River Birch (Betula nigra)
"Fantasy" Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia faurei)
Japanese Black Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica 'Yoshino')
And Persian Ironwood... Full Post >
At McIntyre's Books, In Our Gardens
These trees in front of McIntyre's Books are Ilex verticillata, also known as winterberry. They - two females and a male pollinator - where planted when the bookstore was "planted" 24 years ago, and they are about as tall as you'll find anywhere. The clouds of red berries persist well into winter and often are eaten, over the course of a single day, by migrating cedar wax wings. We'll see them the next 3-6 weeks or so. Full Post >