Kathy Hudson


Spring Days at the Walters


On Thursday, April 12 celebrated Southern floral designer Sybil Brooke Sylvester begins two days of programs to benefit of the Walters Art Museum.  At Simply Beautiful Flowers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sylvester, the owner of Wildflower Designs in Birmingham, Alabama kicks off the two-day event with a workshop. A wine and cheese reception and a take-home arrangement are included for each participant.

Then on Friday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the museum, A Spring Day at the Walters features Sylvester in a lecture and demonstration, “A Fresh Take on Spring.” Light luncheon in the sculpture court follows.

How Does Your Garden Show: Garden Memories



by Kathy Hudson

Each day, early and late,

I sit on a chipped brick step,

the lichen-covered bench or chair,

surprised to be here

in this house, in this city.

How Does Your Garden Show? With Conservatory Families


Last Saturday, The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens of Baltimore was, as ever, full of well-maintained plantings inside and out. It was also full of families, two in particular: the Rawlings family and the Silber family.   

SRB at Rawlings Conservatory

How Does Your Garden Show: Camp Mont Shenandoah



Realtors like to talk about curb appeal, how a property “shows” from the curb. On arrival, this garden writer pays not as much attention to the appearance of a house as to its plantings.

Local Boy Matt Stuart Launches Luggage Line Today

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Matt Stuart and his business partner Jimmy Lau showcase their line Stuart & Lau starting today.

Matthew Stuart, 32, a Baltimore boy, Gilman, Vanderbilt and Columbia Business School grad, travels a lot. He’s lived in China for four years. He splits his time between Hong Kong and New York and, for the life of him, he could not find luggage that fit the bill (should we say, bag?) in the department of style, weight, versatility and water repellency. Ditto his friend Jimmy Lau, whom he met when both worked in Shanghai. So what do enterprising fellas do? They put their creativity and education to use to design, manufacture and market their own line of luggage.

How Does Your Garden Show? A Roland Park Surprise




On a recent Sunday, I attended the 100th birthday celebration of a house on Elmwood Road in Roland Park. Although I’d been to the house before, I had not been there during the daytime since childhood.

How Does Your Garden Show: “Seeds, Steeds, and Beautiful Weeds” at Ladew Topiary Gardens



Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 4.27.23 PMEven on a stormy spring day and before the wildflower meadow at Ladew Topiary Gardens emerges, it’s alive with stunning flowers and wildlife.

Dreaming of Spring



On a cold February morning, the temperature says winter, but the light says spring. The brightness brings daydreams; in my mind’s eye I see new blooms.