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In Our Gardens
December 23, 2015 9:22 AM | By Gardeners | No Comments
While there may not be any snow – or even freezing temperatures – this holiday season, the gardens at Fearrington are lush with beautiful greenery and berried branches to inspire our Garden Team.
We’ve been growing and cutting many of our favorites for years, and thought we would share some of the best with you to add to your own cutting gardens.
Here in the Carolina Piedmont, we are fortunate to be able to grow many broadleaf evergreens, and there is nothing more iconic than bunches of Southern Magnolia for holiday decorating. Gold-dust Plant (Aucuba japonica), with its cheerful splashes of gold and green, is another favorite. The various hollies, which have myriad of leaf shapes and colors, are classics and have the added bonus of bright berries most years. are standouts for their clusters of red berries as well as their graceful, bamboo-like foliage.
We are fortunate to have many, many conifer cultivars in our gardens. Two of our absolute favorites for cutting are Japanese Black Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) with its beautiful clusters of tiny golden cones dangling from each branch, and our native Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana), whose grey-green foliage is decorated with powdery blue berries at this time of year.
If you love to decorate with natural greenery as we do, plan to add some of these wonderful plants to your own garden. Happy cutting!
– Julian, Fearrington Gardener
What's more fun than stockings during the holidays? So many little gifts . . . all the better to prolong the holidays!
Here at Dovecote, we've got just the thing. Or things, rather. Pretty ring dishes for the ladies, whimsical socks for the gents, artisan salts for the foodie and fun bottle openers for the bar aficionado.
We have pens and stationery from Kate Spade, jewelry from Robin Haley and Miguel Ases, pocket squares from Armstrong and Wilson.
The list goes on and on! Pop by the... Full Post >
As the holiday season starts to rear its festive head, the topic of hostess gifts becomes more and more important. Something that we don't normally think of in our day-to-day lives - unless we're a jet-setting socialite - is now a real concern. What to bring?
Here at Dovecote, we've got you covered.
Stemless champagne flutes say "celebrate!" while being just unique enough to set you apart from the crowd. LAFCO candles in subtle scents such as Feu de Bois, French Lilac or Chamomile and... Full Post >
Fearrington House Restaurant, Wine
Classic cocktails are renowned for a reason, whether you prefer an Old Fashioned or a Dark & Stormy. But, the talented Wine Team at The Fearrington House, took on the challenge to create a few delicious varieties that embody classic cocktails with North Carolina flair and flavors of the season.
This classic sour is made with egg whites and adds North Carolina roots with Chatham county based Scuppernong Grape Juice. This time-honored drink is... Full Post >
Fearrington Events, Fearrington House Restaurant
Whether you're looking for the perfect gingerbread cookie, or you dream of constructing confectionery masterpieces, Fearrington's own Chocolatiere and Cake Designer, Emma Isakoff, has just the recipes for you. The structural recipe below is the same recipe she uses to build the gingerbread house in the 13th Annual Triangle Family Services Gingerbread Benefit at The Umstead Hotel in Cary, N.C.
(We don't recommend eating this one!)
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At Dovecote, Style Defined
This look was styled by Emma.
Nothing says chic quite like this new line from Australia, TY-LR. Every item we have in the shop is jaw-droppingly beautiful and perfectly tailored. Take this dress, for example: winter white, made from heavy viscose, and clearly exquisite. We love it layered under a structured coat from Ronen Chen and paired with Robin Haley's simple pearl earrings and, sticking with the black and white theme, accessorized by a striped handbag with lots of texture.
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