A New Sculpture At The WhiteGate Inn

Those guests who have wondered why there was a twenty foot stump left in the garden border between the parking lot and the street can now stop wondering. There was an eighty foot white pine here that had been struck by lightning and finally died. Three years ago after buying the 1905 bungalow behind our … Read More

Container Gardening at the WhiteGate Inn

Container gardening is one of my favorite aspects of gardening each year. It enables me to redecorate the garden and brings out my artistic expression using plants. I try new combinations each year in the larger containers and even change our some plants for seasonal interest. Each year I tell myself I will control this … Read More

Art In Bloom at the WhiteGate Inn

I was pleased to have participated in the 2nd. annual Art in Bloom event at the Center for the Arts in Black Mountain. Black Mountain is a small community 13 miles from Asheville. Art in Bloom is an event held in a myriad of museums, galleries and other arts locations across the United States. The … Read More

Roses at the WhiteGate Inn

Roses always seem to reach peak bloom at Mother’s Day here in Asheville. The featured rose today is the Knockout Rose, single pink flowered variety in the photograph. This bush is in our side garden next to the stream. I had read about this new variety 4 years ago and planted this one as soon … Read More

1889 WhiteGate Inn Spring Garden Tour

I was excited to have the 1889 WhiteGate Inn gardens featured on the American Horticultural Society tour which was held in Asheville, NC April 23-27. These gardeners were from all over the country including CA, NY, FL and states in the Northeast and Midwest. 37 were in the group. The gardens were in full spring … Read More