In The Garden

Purely American, Rustically Simple, Completely Southern
By June 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Purely American, Rustically Simple, Completely Southern

Angie Forte, owner of Spain Hill Farm, shares with us her beautiful country chic, patriotically American, and rustically simple outdoor garden party.  PHOTOGRAPHS BY: ANGIE FORTE @ SPAIN HILL FARM WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE You may know Angie from The Altered Past, her blog which started in 2009. They have just launched a new […]

Wake Up Your Winter Garden and Home with a Splash of Color
By February 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Wake Up Your Winter Garden and Home with a Splash of Color

California Gardening with a Southern Accent: Come join me for a cup of tea and I will share with you how you can add splashes of color with flowers to chase away the winter blues in your home and garden. PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Erin Houghton WRITTEN BY: Erin Houghton Primrose flowers are wonderful plants to add a pop […]

The Painted Garden: Create A Winter Welcome With Gifts From the Garden
By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

The Painted Garden: Create A Winter Welcome With Gifts From the Garden

It has been said that those raised in the South carry their love for the traditions and warmth of the South with them for the rest of their life, no matter where they live.  Southern accents may fade, but traditions live on. BY ERIN HOUGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIN HOUGHTON As a North Carolina native one of […]

Strolling Through A Painter’s Garden
By August 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Strolling Through A Painter’s Garden

Ever wonder what a garden would look like if it were designed with the eye of an artist?  It turns out that the end result is a space that looks like it stepped out from a canvas. Photographs by: Erin Houghton Written by: Staff Writer Southern California – Some artists limit the beauty they create to […]

Unusual Plants for Your Garden
By August 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Unusual Plants for Your Garden

From jet black Petunias to Tulips that look like Roses, we have found some unique and interesting plants that are sure to bring excitement and conversation to your garden.

8 Hydrangeas You Should Try
By April 30, 2013 5 Comments Read More →

8 Hydrangeas You Should Try

Hydrangeas have been a staple of Southern gardens for generations and with good reason. Our Grandmothers knew a thing or two about beautiful and fuss-free plants. Most varieties will rebloom all summer and fall in shades of blue, pink, purple or white (depending on variety and soil type). Many varieties carry superior disease resistance. Ranging […]

The Making of a Garden Cupola ~ A DIY Project
By April 10, 2013 11 Comments Read More →

The Making of a Garden Cupola ~ A DIY Project

Photographs by: Terry Moore of Forever Decorating! † Written by: Shannon Hooper It’s been a long cold winter for much of the country, but here in the South, Spring has finally arrived.  Along with the Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths comes dreams of new garden projects.  Here at Southern Guide to Life we love projects that […]

5 Old Fashioned Medicinal Garden Plants
By February 24, 2013 6 Comments Read More →

5 Old Fashioned Medicinal Garden Plants

Our grandparent’s generation did not reach into the medicine cabinet to treat every ache, pain or upset stomach, they went to the garden instead. With Spring right around the corner, here are 5 great medicinal plants you should consider including in your garden.      

Erin Houghton
By January 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Erin Houghton

Erin Houghton on Southern Guide to Life The Painted Garden Erin on Facebook † Erin on Pinterest † Shop Erin’s Artwork California artist, Erin Houghton identifies herself as a decorative modern day impressionist, whose paintings are an expression of her love for the beauty and simplicity of God’s creation.   Her clients tell her that her […]

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