Author: eta712whiteoakcottage

Welcome to my blog! My name is Ellen and I live in the mountains of North Carolina, gardening zone 7a. I hope you will join me in my garden, as I wonder, dream, plan and play in the dirt.

Challenges

It hasn’t been easy. But, that’s a good thing. Gardening isn’t supposed to be easy. Challenges, setbacks, not knowing, wondering what went wrong, what I did wrong, searching for answers on the internet, in my garden books. Looking out windows, hoping for positive changes. Walking through garden beds, kneeling, feeling leaves, willing plants to good…

Home

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time ~ T.S. Eliot If you’ve followed my blog in the past you know my husband and I lived in a small town in Connecticut for several years.…

Gratitude

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ~ A.A. Milne A.A. Milne’s book: Winnie The Pooh is chock full of quotes I love. I chose this one in celebration of Thanksgiving Day. My heart holds a rather large amount of Gratitude for…