Earth Day Tones

Happy Earth Day from National! Today we celebrate the stunning creation that surrounds us – and take an opportunity to relish the many gifts it has afforded us. As a mom, I recognize the importance of leaving our home better than we found it. I want my daughter...

Vegetable Goodness

Last week, I shared tips on planting for this time of year and a preview of what the Wilson garden will include. We’re looking forward to Brussel sprouts, cucumbers and squash (of many varieties). Preparing for our harvest, I am already dreaming up a load of...

Inspired by Nature

Last week, I shared some planting tips for this time of year. In the last few weeks, the Carolinas have received a great deal of rain but have finally experienced a pause – revealing lush greens and bright shades of pink, yellow and purple. Inspired by the happy...

Starting Now for Later

Here in Wilmington, our last “frost date” was March 28th – just last week. Tis the season to start planting, my friends. The biggest (and ok – possibly most obvious) takeaway I learned in last year’s planting season: start those seeds...