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An Island Enclave in Palm Beach

April 19, 2018

Everglades Island, a thin sliver of land floating just off Palm Beach in the Intracoastal Waterway, is an enclave just a short causeway from South County Road. As with many …

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The Little Black Dress of Flower Urns

April 12, 2018

Many gardeners have a favorite “go to” container for our flower arrangements. They’re  like an old friend — reliable (water tight), accountable (whatever you arrange in them looks good), stylish…

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Exceptional Greenhouses

April 5, 2018

An “Inspiring Garden Design” series would not be complete without a nod to greenhouses…specifically those that are graciously and tastefully incorporated into their garden surroundings. I’ve picked three of my…

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Inspiring Garden Design: An Olmsted Japanese Garden

March 29, 2018

Appropriately named, Wildacre occupies only a little more than a narrow acre of granite outcroppings at the head of Price’s Neck Cove, which offers shelter from the open Atlantic Ocean…

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Inspiring Garden Design: A Daffodil Landscape in Dallas

March 22, 2018

Timing, as they say, is everything in life…especially when it comes to gardens. A lovely invitation to speak at the Fort Worth Garden Center gave me the opportunity to enjoy…

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Charleston in Early Spring

March 15, 2018

It was a glorious sunny day in Charleston last  week but unseasonably cool and breezy. Nonetheless, it was dreamy being back in this southern town with its sherbert- colored houses.…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Italian Sensibilities in Huntsville, Alabama

March 8, 2018

As a garden aficionado, nothing gives me greater pleasure, nor inspires more anticipation, than visiting a new green paradise. And when you are very, very lucky you may be rewarded…

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Chasing Away the Winter Doldrums

March 1, 2018

Waking on a gray, rainy day two weeks ago, I found myself yearning for a pick-up. Little did I know that a surprise was awaiting me on my sun porch…a…

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