Friday, March 19, 2010


Cookbooks. None by Rachel Ray. Not surprising PECAN ORCHARD isn't hesitant to begin her landscape with its bones. Evergreen hedges near the house, working outward. Ah, yes, Julia Child. Truck & outbuildings, below, viewed from the kitchen, above. Soon, hedges. Poof Gone!
PECAN ORCHARD returned from 2 decades of expat living recently. Determined to live a gardening lifestyle with chickens, honeybees, potager, fruitery, nuttery, & more.

Around the corner from her kitchen, above, a guest alcove. PECAN ORCHARD is already hosting events for honeybee & chicken groups.
A few Garden Ingredients: Hollies, camellias, Pee Gee hydrangea, red bud, crape myrtles, abelia, forsythia, viburnum, boxwood, meadows, bulbs, branch wattles, urns, plinths, paths, gravel, flagstones.
When PECAN ORCHARD is over 90, decades away, she wants a landscape grown more beautiful AND easier to maintain.
Combining Rachel Ray ease & Julia Child delectability.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Took pics yesterday at PECAN ORCHARD'S home.


Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Hi Tara

On the subject of great American cooks, do you read any Paula Wolfert?

What a woman. 'Good food from Morocco' made me visit Marrakech. 'The Cooking of SouthWest France', well, I moved there!!! ha.

Have a good weekend.


La Petite Gallery said...

That is a great kitchen,
nice post.


lakeviewer said...

Interesting counterpoint, one is classic and precise, the other quick and easy.