MEDIA ALERT: Helen Quoted in The News & Observer


Alert Readers will remember the puff piece-post done on Helen Philbrook, The Modern Working Woman in Business, at Home,

So here’s the typical mom in America today: baby on knee, small business down the street, with rifle in Pakistan



Helen, second from left with weapon “consulting” in Pakistan

These days, Helen is using her advanced degree in chemistry and her experience as a Vice President for a pollution control company to design and build gardens.

She studied gardening in, where else? London, England. Her small business, Tiger Lily’s, has been highlighted in a number of print publications such as The American Gardener, The Avant Gardener, Horticulture, Garden Design, The English Garden, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate, Wildlife in North Carolina, Better Homes and Gardens, Special Interest Publications, Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living, Best of Flower Gardening, Country Gardens, Garden Shed, and Lawns & Landscapes.

Helen is back in the news. Carol Stein, Correspondent for The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, writes in Secret gardens prepare to open up,

…[O]n Lewis Farm Road, is Laura and Bob Bromhal’s French-style garden. Bromhal’s approach to gardening is centered on her love of houses. A busy Realtor, with little time to spend in the garden, she says, “I know how to hire the right people.”

Her gardener of many years recently retired so Bromhal enlisted a longtime friend and regional representative of the Garden Conservancy, Helen Yoest, to help with the overall design and to meet with her new gardener Patrick Barkley, owner of Elysian Fields.

Barkley cleared out overgrown ivy and brush, pruned the shrubs and added new plants. Then Yoest stylized Bromhal’s brick patio — more like a hidden courtyard off the home’s master suite — using items the Bromhals had on hand…

Business is Good. As her tag lines says, Tiger Lily’s is

Creating intrigue in Raleigh, one garden at a time.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Full Disclosure: Helen Yoest Philbrook is the younger sister of Your Business Blogger. And yes, this is an unpaid ad.


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1 Response

  1. Ahmad Sohail says:

    Dear Helen,

    Remember the good days spent in Pakistan.

    Best wishes,

    Ahmad Sohail.