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An Intriguing Knot Garden, Newport Style

March 14, 2019

Deciding on the front and back cover images of a coffee table book can be a hand-wringing experience…or it can be an obvious choice the moment photography is reviewed. In…

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A Garden of One’s Own

March 7, 2019

“Well, of course,” you say, “a garden is one’s own.” But this friend’s new little garden elicited just that sentiment as I was viewing it. Having pushed out a bedroom…

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Celebrating 12 New York Townhouses

February 28, 2019

Skipping down to New York is easy by train from Newport and squeezing in a stroll through the side streets of the Upper East Side is always a priority. So,…

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Newport in the Snow

February 21, 2019

What is possibly more beautiful than a Newport home in the summer? A Newport home enrobed in snow! Each year, about this time, a welcome sighting of snowflakes comes along…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Gone, but Not Forgotten

February 14, 2019

As we’ve all experienced, “life happens” — which also relates to a garden. Storms roar in and decimate an elegant knot border. Or a new home owner isn’t quite as…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Creating a Monochromatic Garden

February 7, 2019

It is a challenge to recreate a garden that was first installed in 1913 and had been lost to the ravages of weather and real estate development since the 1950s.…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Parterre in the Snow

January 31, 2019

I’ve been wistfully looking back at snow images from the last two to three years, a spectacle we’ve missed so far this month. Of course, with such tempting images at…

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Inspiring Garden Design: A Classic French Sanctuary

January 24, 2019

One of Newport’s most pristine estates, the 9 acre Ker Arvor (French Breton for “seaside”), is what I affectionately refer to as a design trifecta — an exceptional example of…

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