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Dreamy Moments in the Garden

July 19, 2018

These dreamy moments are as much about the dreamy weather we’ve been having lately…cool nights and dry, warm days. They make a step into any garden that much more special,…

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Out and About with Private Newport

July 12, 2018

Whew, summer in Newport has seemed a long time in coming! But once that sun appeared and the breezes started, there was already a varied selection of guests, get togethers…

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Smell the Roses

July 5, 2018

Would they…or wouldn’t they? Roses, an always anticipated category in the Newport Flower Show, can keep us on pins and needles awaiting their bloom time. But they burst forth with…

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The Colors of Summer: The Parterre Bench

June 28, 2018

This post is a tribute to my mother, whose birthday was June 25th. A beautiful, kind, gracious, Southern belle, she just happened to adore Shirley poppies…which just happen to bloom…

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Postcards from Parterre’s Garden

June 21, 2018

This was certainly the year to take a few (no, a lot) of gulps as regards the garden. Rain, rain, rain. And just as I was thinking “good, yes, but…

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The Newport Flower Show…What to Wear?

June 14, 2018

The “unofficial” start of the Newport Summer Season is the Friday opening night party for the Newport Flower Show. Coming as it does at the almost end of June (22nd-24th),…

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12 Ideas to Borrow from St. Louis Gardens

June 7, 2018

There is inspiration in every garden, if perhaps only as confirmation, but “visiting and viewing” is the very best way to up your garden game. For me, it is one…

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“Meet Me in St. Louis”

May 31, 2018

St. Louis is a town I’ve longed to return to since my last visit, forty plus years ago. With a “thank you” to the Garden Club of St. Louis, for…

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