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Dreamy Moments in the Garden

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These dreamy moments are as much about the dreamy weather we’ve been having lately…cool nights and dry, warm days. They make a step into any garden that much more special, the shadows longer, the colors brighter.

And the July/August calendar, to include fundraisers on gracious friends’ private properties, provides the opportunity to see gardens at their best. Stroll along with me…

Here’s to summer gardens…

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Bettie Bearden Pardee

About Bettie Bearden Pardee

Author of Private Newport and Living Newport, garden furniture designer (The Parterre Bench), national lecturer, and entertaining expert. An honoree for the second year on "The Salonniere 100 America's Best Party Hosts", she was also the host and creative producer of "The Presidential Palate: Entertaining at the White House".

6 thoughts on “Dreamy Moments in the Garden

  1. I would feel I’m in a beautiful dream strolling through these lovely gardens. The hydrangeas are so full and magnificent-wow!

    1. Your photos are lovely! I’m so excited to visit Newport soon! I can’t wait to see the gardens and walk along the Cliff Walk!

    2. The hydrangeas have loved the rain we had way back in early summer and are now holding up fairly well with the heat…of curse, they are in the shade here!

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