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The Vias of Palm Beach

My spring trip to Palm Beach was a bit shorter than anticipated, but while there…

Palm Beach, a Taste for Regency

Imagine the pleasure of coming to photograph a home only to realize that it was…

An Island Enclave in Palm Beach

Everglades Island, a thin sliver of land floating just off Palm Beach in the Intracoastal…

The Little Black Dress of Flower Urns

Many gardeners have a favorite “go to” container for our flower arrangements. They’re  like an…

Exceptional Greenhouses

An “Inspiring Garden Design” series would not be complete without a nod to greenhouses…specifically those…

Inspiring Garden Design: An Olmsted Japanese Garden

Appropriately named, Wildacre occupies only a little more than a narrow acre of granite outcroppings…

Inspiring Garden Design: A Daffodil Landscape in Dallas

Timing, as they say, is everything in life…especially when it comes to gardens. A lovely…

Charleston in Early Spring

It was a glorious sunny day in Charleston last  week but unseasonably cool and breezy.…

Inspiring Garden Design: Italian Sensibilities in Huntsville, Alabama

As a garden aficionado, nothing gives me greater pleasure, nor inspires more anticipation, than visiting…

Chasing Away the Winter Doldrums

Waking on a gray, rainy day two weeks ago, I found myself yearning for a…

Come Along, I’m Heading South for my Lecture Series

Next week I head South for the beginning of my spring lecture series and book…

Inspiring Garden Design: Ideas to Borrrow from a Parisian Garden

I love the fact that garden design inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.…

Inspiring Garden Design: 7 Key Points for Creating Garden Rooms

When invited to speak in New Orleans at a garden club fundraiser, I was  asked…

Hunt Slonem’s Bunnies Meet the Parterre Bench

Artist Hunt Slonem…of bunnies and butterflies painting fame…was the guest of honor at a dinner…

Newport “Before and After” the Blizzard, Part 2

I was bemused by the fact that so many readers feel as I do about…