A place where life and the garden intersect.
What’s New in My Garden at Oldmeadow
I like to bend the rules once I’ve learned them. It makes me a better gardener – even if it ends in failure. And through hard experience, I’ve learned a few unconventional things about planting [...]
Passion & Pain. Perspective & Purpose.
That’s what gardening brings to our lives – a sense of connection to the world around us. And that’s what this site is all about.
Mungo : Diary of a Garden Dog
My husband, two children and I had been hunting for a rural way of life for years, and the first few weeks at Oldmeadow felt like a vacation. Reality kicked in a few months later when the furniture was moved, boxes were finally unpacked and we started to realize what Jeanne had told us with a grin at the closing table: “Nature wants it back.”
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Speaking to gardeners at all levels on many topics, Marianne delivers motivational and informative presentations that energize and educate.
“Marianne Willburn’s talk was inspirational with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want by honing in on the qualities of what you love about a certain look, and then figuring out how to achieve that vibe while remaining within your budget or smaller space.”
Ruth G. – WNC Gardening Symposium, Flat Rock, NC
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An ideal guide for those who struggle with limited resources & space, Big Dreams, Small Garden leads you through the process of visualizing, achieving, maintaining, and enjoying your unfolding garden.
“The author encourages the beginner gardener to see the awesome potential of a possibly depressingly small plot of land…[W]ith great humor, she teaches us to be happy with what we have, not envy those with more, and how to produce a stunning creation we can be proud of.”
Hilary W., Amazon Customer
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