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An Intriguing Knot Garden, Newport Style

Deciding on the front and back cover images of a coffee table book can be…

A Garden of One’s Own

“Well, of course,” you say, “a garden is one’s own.” But this friend’s new little…

Celebrating 12 New York Townhouses

Skipping down to New York is easy by train from Newport and squeezing in a…

Newport in the Snow

What is possibly more beautiful than a Newport home in the summer? A Newport home…

Inspiring Garden Design: Gone, but Not Forgotten

As we’ve all experienced, “life happens” — which also relates to a garden. Storms roar…

Inspiring Garden Design: Creating a Monochromatic Garden

It is a challenge to recreate a garden that was first installed in 1913 and…

Inspiring Garden Design: Parterre in the Snow

I’ve been wistfully looking back at snow images from the last two to three years,…

Inspiring Garden Design: A Classic French Sanctuary

One of Newport’s most pristine estates, the 9 acre Ker Arvor (French Breton for “seaside”),…

Inspiring Garden Design: 8 Tips for Creating a Sunken Garden

It is perhaps difficult to believe that behind this formal chateau (above) is a sunken…

Inspiring Garden Design: Express Your Personality!

January is a much anticipated month for me! I welcome some downtime after the excitement…

Newport Society: The Passing of a Legend

My first post of the New Year is in honor of Marion Oates Charles, a…

18 Memorable Pictures for 2018

Trusting you all enjoyed a heartwarming Christmas, rich with family and friends. This now quiet…

New York’s Holiday Windows

If it is possible, New York this December was  sparkling and glittering even more than…

The Holiday Parterre Bench

For me, as for many of us, Christmas decorating is steeped in tradition. The treasured…

“O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…”

Newport’s “cottages” are indeed a big draw in the summer, but so many visitors miss…