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Private Newport, Home at Seafair

April 2, 2020

“Home” has never meant as much as it does now (as we self-quarantine) or carried as much significance as a place of refuge in troubling times. With two coffee table…

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Topiaries, Whimsy in the Making

March 26, 2020

Last week I posted about a very favorite topic for this gardener, hedges. And what’s the natural follow-on? Topiaries, the next step in a hedges artistic evolution.The art of training,…

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English Hedges

March 19, 2020

While one might think of England as all about herbaceous flower borders, there is actually an entire design discipline that has made an art form of hedges. They seem to…

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Yellow, Spring’s Signature Color

March 12, 2020

Doesn’t yellow just signal spring to you? Perhaps because it is the first color that dots the bare landscape, from daffodils (above) to forsythia (below). And this year, (fingers crossed!),…

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Blue and White in the Bahamas

March 5, 2020

No surprise! That winning, ever popular color duo, white and blue, is alive and well in the Caribbean. But there are fresh takes, unusual pairings, and new perspectives at play…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

February 27, 2020

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is unique to me among house museums today for its continuing focus on its namesake’s passion for horticulture and garden design. Sited, appropriately,…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Spring at Hidcote

February 20, 2020

Looking back on these images has me thinking “how lucky was I?!” Early last May, I was in the Cotswolds happy beyond words to be experiencing such gardens as Hidcote…

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Inspiring Garden Design: 12 Tropical Details to Borrow

February 13, 2020

Every trip, every new destination offers a welcome opportunity to look at design from another perspective…one of the many reasons to justify travel. Oftentimes, a reminder is enough to freshen…

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