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Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving celebration!

November 25, 2021

This year, we are reminded to be grateful for the small things in life; ever mindful of the silver linings in challenges we face; thankful for the opportunity to gather…

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Embellishing Autumn in Newport

November 18, 2021

While it is the majestic beech trees for which Newport is so renowned, come this time of the year it is the graceful, multi-hued Japanese maples that steal the show.…

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A Fashionable Garden: the Texas Rose Festival

November 11, 2021

I may not have made it to England for garden tripping this year (or last) but a visit to the Texas Rose Festival in Tyler was the next best thing!…

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Fall Decorating 2021: Part 2

November 4, 2021

Last week’s blog “Fall Decorating 2021: Part 1” highlighted fall decorations for the outdoors, including the front door and other chosen spots around the grounds of Parterre. Today, I’m focusing…

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Fall Decorating 2021: Part 1

October 28, 2021

The weather has been so pristine and sparkling that I was beyond inspired to start creating fall decor vignettes as soon as I returned from Texas. Each one prompted another…

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A Tuscan Retreat: Castello di Reschio

October 21, 2021

Tranquil…Secluded…Peaceful. Atop a tree-shrouded series of hills that had once been its own independent fiefdom under the direct influence of the Holy Roman Empire, an eleventh century castle has been…

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Anticipating Fall

October 14, 2021

It’s October 12th and I’m off to Tyler, Texas for their annual (and much-celebrated) Rose Festival. This rose lover has been counting the days. And by the time I return,…

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Parterre’s Bountiful ‘Limelight’ Hydrangeas

October 7, 2021

Fall came very early this year, seemingly the first of August. Having been spared the typical end of summer heat, my long-awaited, much-anticipated bank of ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas was not missing…

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