Sunday, March 6, 2011


I love March!

It means the end of winter and the beginning of flower season in Virginia.

The month is barely 6 days old and the first Tête a Tête daffodils and tiny iris reticulata have already opened in my garden.

In 1992, when I planted a handful of Tête a Tête bulbs, they were a novelty-- and very expensive. Now, these early-blooming mini daffodils are one of the most popular daffodils in America. You can buy pots of ready-to-bloom Tête a Tête are for sale at my local grocery store. This March, I estimate that nearly 200 of these cheery little dafs will appear in my yard.

This year, there is another reason I love March... Lidy at French Garden House has posted an interview with me on her beautiful blog.In the interview, I've shared my Five Favorite Tips For Decorating Coastal Style, shared advice to folks who want to become writers and explained how I got interested in Waterside Cottages.

Dan Mayers contributed a dozen of his marvelous Waterside photos to the blog post, too.
Lidy is also holding a Book Giveaway. You can enter to win a copy of my book Waterside Cottages, but you'd better hurry. A winner will be chosen on March 8th (my son's birthday!)
There are several ways to enter and additional ones for improving your chances of winning.

Just click on the photo at the right to enter.


Loui♥ said...

G'mornin from Denver Colorado..
I for one am welcoming you back to the land of Blogging.. have truly missed your wonderful posts!
Would love to win your book being featured over at "the French Garden House"
Loved the interview..
excellent tips and ideas..
Warmest sandy hugs..
ps! am loving seeing those gorgeous signs of spring..out here..just another snow storm looming on the horizon!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I don't know how I missed Lidy's post. I LOVE her blog and shop! I'm off now, but want to mention that I love the sweet little daffodils. Soon!!!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Barbara,
I love March can just smell the spring in the air. I bet your place looks beautiful with all of those blooms.

I am not entering the giveaway, because I have a personally signed copy of your wonderful book, but I am hopping over to Lidy's to read the interview. Nice seeing you post. I have missed you!

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a great interview!!! How fun!!

m ^..^

Alene said...

Your book is a feast for the eyes! Lovely pictures.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Barbara ! What a FABULOUS BOOK ! I love the ocean, decorating, and reading ! What a treat it would be to win a copy of your book ! My best to you, Vera -

Roberta said...

Hey Barbara,
Where've you been? Great interview and can't wait for the earth to warm up for my bulbs to peek out too! xoRoberta