Mary Quigley and her husband have built one outstanding woodland property in the mountains of North Carolina.
"My husband and I have lived in the mountains of western North Carolina for 17 years, where we have 150 (mostly wooded) acres with 3 ponds, a horse farm, and 2 streams running through it. We have enjoyed having so much space to learn to garden and feel fortunate to steward such a beautiful spot. Visitors invariably comment on how peaceful our place is. It is filled with large boulders and rhododendrons. After years of dreaming and planning, last year we built a walled garden and planted a formal knot. There is still much to do to design and plant the outer beds and surrounding areas, but we are learning so much and enjoying the challenge. This year I started posting a daily photo on Instagram of something on our property, trying to keep track of when plants bloom, as well as learning to look more closely at the world around me. Check it out @mountain_stills on Instagram."
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