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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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A Green Scheme

September 30, 2021

This is the month we all celebrate in Newport, September. While rain has played its part (along with two storms in one week), we end this month with an (almost)…

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Confessions of a Gardener

September 23, 2021

A perennial favorite, this is the blog where I “dish the dirt,” or rather, confess my horticultural missteps. I long ago found that in formal gardens it is more difficult…

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Newport’s Clarendon Court

September 16, 2021

Clarendon Court (1904) represents everything the words elegant, classical and sublime bring to mind. In this important Newport residence, there is the added distinction of a noted Gilded Age architect,…

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16 Signature Images from Newport’s Private Gardens

September 9, 2021

It’s been a somewhat interesting summer in Newport. While the town seemed busier than ever, confirming yet again that our City by the Sea is a very desirable destination, the…

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Provence: Le Mas des Poiriers

September 2, 2021

During this bridge month of late August into mid-September, when the gardens are a bit tired (especially after a mini-hurricane), I‘m remembering a garden from Instagram that has long intrigued…

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Pampered Pets of Private Newport, 2021

August 26, 2021

I take great delight in coincidences. For example, this annual blog which usually caps off August, the last post of the last month of summer. When scouting the many photo…

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