Editor's note: Today I am wearing a top from Caroline Constas, jeans from J Brand, and shoes from Charlotte Moss.
Happy Thursday! What a stunning Spring day we have today here in Texas! A little chilly this morning—- but as the day went on what a glorious day unfolded. Sorry to my readers on the East Coast... you have snow on the ground while we are enjoying flowering trees and tulips. Your time will come soon enough—- but dare do I say it.... it is better in Texas!!!!! Lacie Rue came to work with me today to work on her spread sheets (not really... but she thinks she is contributing to the success of Kay Genua Designs!!!). I have on a new sassy blouse that flutters in the breeze— could life get any better??? The answer is yes when my Riley comes home for Easter nest week. I cannot wait!! I bought two dresses for her to choose from for Easter Day —- always love treating my girl! Very busy day for this tall blonde toady—- had a fabric presentation for a board room... helped place furniture in a friend’s rent house... and met with clients about their kitchen remodel. I love being so busy!!!
Today’s article I found in the new issue of Flower magazine. My cousin Shelley introduced me to this magazine last summer—- and I love it! I am embarrassed to admit that I never saw the 17-season show on PBS P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home. This talented man has made his living sharing “his own desire to share his knowledge of sustainable living and hands-on gardening with others.” This 500-acre farm was originally purchased as a private estate. But once his fans started contacting him it became a showplace of his work. His gardens, the views, and his entertaining is breathtaking. Enjoy and have a super day!!!!
Smith and his horse Trudy . What a gorgeous setting.
Smith uses the flowers he grows on the farm when he entertains. I am a jealous wreck!!!!! Here shown are Pink Impression tulips, Coral sunset peonies, Sonnet snapdragons , and Orange Wonder freesia. Oh my goodness.... make me melt. I adore flowers!!!!!!!
This incredible one-acre vegetable garden has raised beds that feature a mix of edible and ornamental plants.
Smith refers to this as “the room of the terrace garden.” The circular layout overlooks the Arkansas river. Simply stunning.
A view from the terrace garden. A little piece of heaven on earth.
What a glorious setting. Garlands from around the farm serve as the vessel for the flowers. Here represented are Soleil Romantica roses, Coral Sunset peonies, Sonnet snapdragons, and hypericum berries. Can you even imagine attending a dinner party here????
A happy Smith casually entertaining in such an elegant fashion.
His presentation is magnificent!!!
The farm’s “crowning centerpiece”— the 350-rear-old oak tree named Big Sister Oak. Smith says “ Big Sister Oak is my North Star. Even my house was sited in line with it.”
WOW!! To have lived this long and sustained storms. AMAZING!!!!
What a clever and sophisticated way to do a place card. What a talented man!!!!!!!!!!
"A Springtime Brunch" article featured in Flower House & Garden Lifestyle
By Robert C. Martin | Photography by Nancy Nolan
I so agree with this!
For dinner last night I had bone in chicken (this must have been one big bird!!) and grilled asparagus.
Lacie Rue working hard( actually taking a rest in the stock room!)