Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas comes to the Burt Stark House

 The Ladies Parlor Christmas tree here at the BSH was created in honor of Miss Mary. Hats, shoes, hat boxes, passports, and cameras all illustrate her love of travel and enjoying life each day.
 a close up detail
 Men's and women's hats represent Miss Mary Stark Davis and her husband Thomas Lyles Davis.
 The Men's Parlor Tree and mantle is simple and adorned in a peacock theme.
 a wide shot of the entire room
 the mantle in peacock
 several details from the tree feature scented pinecones hung from ribbons and cast iron keys.

Remember that BSH Christmas Ornaments are available at the house each Friday and Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 for a suggested $10.00 or more donation. All proceeds from the ornament sale helps to restore the flower beds and grounds here are the BSH.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

BSH Old Kitchen Herb Garden Update - Fall 2016

Much activity has taken place in the new Herb Garden this Fall. The fence was finished. The weeds and grass were scalped and sprayed. Cardboard was laid to cover the entire ground area and weighted with bricks and sticks. The lumber for the raised beds was secured and delivered by the local Rose Garden Club. The lumber was screwed together and now sits awaiting filler inside the beds and wood mulch for the paths between the beds. Progress comes slowly. 
 Here is a photo of the finished raised beds.
 A rear shot shows the bigger picture. Paths are wide to allow for wheelchair access.
 Progress but miles to go.
 Four six foot by ten foot raised beds are going to take a lot filling soil.
The garden as it sits right now - starting to look like something great!