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Smell the Roses

Would they…or wouldn’t they? Roses, an always anticipated category in the Newport Flower Show, can…

The Colors of Summer: The Parterre Bench

This post is a tribute to my mother, whose birthday was June 25th. A beautiful,…

Postcards from Parterre’s Garden

This was certainly the year to take a few (no, a lot) of gulps as…

The Newport Flower Show…What to Wear?

The “unofficial” start of the Newport Summer Season is the Friday opening night party for…

12 Ideas to Borrow from St. Louis Gardens

There is inspiration in every garden, if perhaps only as confirmation, but “visiting and viewing”…

“Meet Me in St. Louis”

St. Louis is a town I’ve longed to return to since my last visit, forty…

At Home on the Upper East Side

With my speaking and booksigning travels, I don’t make it down to New York, one…

Early Spring in Central Park

Jonathan and I moved to New York in the mid-eighties, living on the West Side…

Among the Daffodils…the Parterre Bench

Given the response to last spring’s blog on my friend Alison and Steve Walk’s property…

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…