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In Our Gardens
February 27, 2017 9:30 AM | By Gardeners | No Comments
If you’re a plant blooming in the depths of a Carolina winter, both the risks and the rewards are great. On the rewards end, the plentiful warm and sunny days coax honeybees and other pollinators out to find available nectar sources, and you are more likely to get a visitor if you are not competing with the summer crowd. The risks are those few days when temperatures can plummet 40 or 50 degrees in a matter of hours, or heavy ice threatens.
Naturally, then, the hardiest bloomers share a few characteristics that help them, well, weather the weather! In the gardens at Fearrington, we strive to keep our gardens filled with plants that give us beauty and fragrance year-round, so you will find all of these hardy beauties on your winter visits!
Many of the winter bloomers rely on fragrance rather than color to attract their pollinators – Edgeworthia, Sweet-box, Clematis armandii, and Winter Daphne have intoxicating, powerful, fragrances, making each of them indispensable to a Carolina garden. The flowers on all of these are thicker and tougher in texture as well, to help them withstand freezing temperatures.
Lenten Roses, or Hellebores, hide their flowers under thick, waxy leaves, only emerging as it becomes safe to do so. Likewise, Pulmonarias, or Lungworts, flower low to the ground, staying tightly furled until just ready.
The first bulbs to emerge, such as crocus or early narcissus, have leaves and flower buds that can withstand snow, ice or freezing temperatures.
One of the true pleasures of being a gardener in the South is having something in bloom every day of the year – we hope you’ll take every opportunity to visit our gardens and be inspired!
– Julian, Fearrington Gardener
At Fearrington House Restaurant
Last week, The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for the 27th Annual James Beard Foundation awards. Semifinalists are selected from a list of over 24,000 online entries and represent culinary talent in different geographic regions as well as outstanding service, restaurant design and more. Fearrington is pleased to announced that The Fearrington House Restaurant's Executive Chef Colin Bedford was named a semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast.
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These days, there's an array of different wedding styles to reflect the personalities of each and every couple! There are few things more timeless and elegant than a romantic wedding. From food to decor, Fearrington Wedding Director, Gilda, shares her tips on creating the ultimate romantic wedding at Fearrington.
"Set the mood with your decor," said Gilda. "Lots of soft lights and sumptuous flowers, delicate colors and a little sparkle. Serve a lovely champagne cocktail, and think old-school... Full Post >
Tim and Lisa Kluttz are self-taught folk artists who began their artwork in 2000 after seeing the Outsider Art Collection together at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now, they share their farm and studio with their cat, dog and other assorted creatures. The couple loves bright colors and using found, reclaimed and recycled materials to create happy, colorful and sometimes whimsical artwork. Their favorite subjects are cats, dogs, flowers, chickens, mermaids and the Statue of... Full Post >
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Did you know the body is capable of losing one pound of toxins a day? There are a few safe and gentle ways to help your body get rid of toxins. Body brushing will go a long way in assisting this process. The Elemis cactus bristle body brush gets circulation back on track and increases lymphatic flow while ridding the skin of dead cells. Dry-brushing the skin every day before showering will increase firmness and tone, encouraging cellulite deposits and areas of congestion to disperse.
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Fearrington Weddings, Real Weddings
Natalie and Brian tied the knot on May 28, 2016. These newlyweds danced the night away in The Barn!
How did you and your partner meet?
Brian started medical school at UNC Chapel Hill in 2010. I had just graduated from Chapel Hill and was starting my first job as a nurse at UNC Healthcare. While we'd like to tell people we met in a moment of serendipity on the wards, it was actually a mutual medical school friend who set us up during the first few weeks of medical school.
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