It was so great to be hiking in the Smokies (Great Smoky Mountain National Park) over the last few days, as part of the annual Wildflower Pilgrimage. Wonderful wildflowers, great streams, creeks, and rivers all make for an amazing natural experience. The Smokies are remarkable for their diversity and resilience (post-logging). It's our most visited national park in the U.S.
Mouse Creek Falls
A hike along Big Creek (on the western edge of the park) was lovely today. Mouse Creek Falls was delightful,
as was the Silene in the seepage slope on the way.
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Home garden design references
Creating a landscape that you'll love
Creating a landscape you'll love...
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Creating a Native Woodland Garden
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About this blog
Our gardens (now solely in the mountains of NC) have been increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, puts his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.