Journal

Our Eponymous Cedars
We named The Cedars Davidson after our two impressive Deodar Cedars, Cedrus deodara. These majestic trees are native to the Himalayas and Nepal, but they thrive in Davidson and Charlotte.  IMG_0010...
Categories: Gardening, Get To Know The Cedars, The Inn
Great Neighbors
Good neighbors are a treasure. Great neighbors are a treasure beyond measure.  Our corner of Davidson has great neighbors.  Good neighbors are people whom you can have over to dinner,...
Categories: Uncategorized
The Joy of Plant Sales
Some of my favorite April events are plant sales.  Boy Scout troops and churches hold barbecues and fish fries; botanical gardens hold plant sales in the spring.  Which is really...
Categories: Uncategorized
Advice From The Master Gardener
Happy spring everyone! If we can see through our watery eyes and occasional sneezing fits, it is beautiful here in North Carolina with blooms in a vast array of color...
Categories: Gardening
Setting Valentine’s Day On Fire
I feel the need to preface this post with a warning: “Do Not Try This At Home,” … or at least check the terms of your fire insurance before you...
Categories: Food
Breakfast is SMOKIN’!
I really enjoy doing cooking classes at The Cedars Davidson, and I love seeing my participants’ faces light up when we introduce a new ingredient to their palates. I thought...
Categories: Food, Spice It Up With Sue
Lessons in Innkeeping: Don’t Forget the Tray!
With every great bed & breakfast comes with the perfect Anniversary Package … or at least that is what Tom and I decided as we planned the features of The...
Categories: Get To Know The Cedars
What a Difference a Year Makes!
We made it! One year ago today, we welcomed our very first guest at The Cedars Davidson. How blessed we have been to share our house with so many people...
Categories: Get To Know The Cedars
Puppy Sam
Parents Again: Meet Our Puppy, Sam!
The Cedars Davidson is no longer the most recent crazy labor of love in our family … Sue and I are parents again! We proudly announce Sam, our sweet, serious,...
Categories: Get To Know The Cedars
By The Numbers: A Week As An Innkeeper
Lots of people ask, ‘What is it like to be an innkeeper?’ Sometimes it is challenging to respond in a way that gives the full picture of life as a...
Categories: Food, Get To Know The Cedars