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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…

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…