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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2022

From our home to yours…may you be filled with gratitude as you gather for this always-anticipated holiday, remembering to nurture hope, touch hearts, value truth and express thanks.

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Dressing the House for Thanksgiving

November 17, 2022

Just like “that,” the holidays are here! I let Halloween slip by, but now I’m in full-on mode for Thanksgiving (while penning this post, I’m also texting my favorite chef…

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Autumn, All Around the Town

November 10, 2022

As I said in my first book, Private Newport, at Home and in the Garden…”On the Avenue, By the Sea, and Off the Beaten Path.” Seeing Newport in Autumn (a…

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Westbury Court

November 3, 2022

While hours of careful planning go into my personal garden trips, I always welcome the bit of serendipity that inevitably comes along (via a chance conversation in the local apothecary…

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Fall Florals: A Bittersweet Goodbye

October 27, 2022

This is a melancholy time for me. The ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas have sent out the clarion call that the garden will soon be put to bed for the season. My response?…

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Rockcliffe: “A Cotswold Gem” Part 2

October 20, 2022

Based on your response to Part I of my Rockcliffe post last week, as well as the thousands of follows on social media, I’m not the only one who finds…

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Rockcliffe: “A Cotswold Gem” Part 1

October 13, 2022

With the elegant, bounteous ‘Limelight’ hydrangea border celebrating the last horticultural hurrah at Parterre, the ritual of “putting the garden to bed” commences. The long list of “to-dos” includes an…

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Fall Lusciousness: A ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea Border

October 6, 2022

The ‘Crown Princess Margaretha’ rose chain is the star of the spring season at Parterre, ushering us into a welcome kickoff for the garden. Five months later, the ‘Limelight’ hydrangea…

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