I am Mary Louise, wife to Robert for 25 years (aka Big Daddy), mother of three (Marianna 22 and Sam 20 and Gizmo the dog 13). We just lost my mother to heaven in November, she was 92. I have 12 years under my cap as a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing specializing in….gerontology! Go figure! Most recently my work has been as a floral designer, garden consultant (Master Gardener class of 2000) and blogger. I have contributed to numerous local publications and have written a bunch of articles for State-by-State Gardening magazine.
I love weight lifting, cooking, gardening and spending time with friends and family. Our little home garden was featured on the Sacred Heart Cultural Center Garden Festival garden tour in 2011 and our newly renovated kitchen/living space was open to the Augusta Symphony Guild’s Symphony of Kitchens 2017.
My blog is in a new season of growth, cultivating this life after the age of 50! I have a natural connection to plants and flowers, doing my best to share my talents through workshops and bespoke designs for special occasions. MLCHgarden is my floral design business here in Augusta. We (I have a fabulous team) are devoted to serving couples devoted to faith, family and friendship as they begin their journey in marriage. Our goal is to create an intimate setting for families taking this new step together.
Let’s “Grow, Gather and Style” cultivating beauty and happiness through flowers, family, fitness and food. I hope that those of you following in my footsteps will benefit from this space.
The two beauties from left to right are mine.
Marianna and Sam