Marcia, a horticulturist and certified arborist, tended the gardens at UNCW’s Kenan House, the Chancellor’s residence, until her retirement. She heard of the Azalea Tour and knew she wanted to be on it, so she set about creating garden rooms. I followed the advice given in the Alexander Pope poem to “consult the genius of the place” … so the trees and the sun determined how I laid out the garden. It all happened quite quickly. I made bed lines with pine straw using a pitchfork.