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The Rose Chain at Parterre

June 17, 2021

Our winter ’21 was impeccable (mild temps, not too much snow, no savage winds) and it is showing in the fullness and lushness of the flowers now blooming. At Parterre,…

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Sakonnet Garden: a Personal Perspective on Rhododendrons

June 10, 2021

Last week a few friends and I made a much-anticipated return to one of my most admired gardens in the northeast, right across the Sakonnet River in Little Compton, Rhode…

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Garden Wisdom, Heralding a New Summer

June 3, 2021

With a Memorial Day weekend that rained 24/7 I had long hours to sit by the fire and re-read some of my cherished garden books. The perspectives that I picked…

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Places to Go, People to See!

May 27, 2021

Since my English travel plans have been delayed until September, I have been living vicariously through my fellow Instagrammer’s luscious images. The next best thing to being there! And if…

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Parterre’s Floral Headliners

May 20, 2021

Recently, I was scrolling through the 30,000+ images on my phone, and actually caught myself gasping at pictures that I had seen over and over and taken for granted. How…

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The Orchard, A Notable Newport Estate

May 13, 2021

Summer is just around the corner, when friends return from all parts of the country and houses are “opened for the season.” One of those homes has been beautifully readied…

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Sharing Garden Secrets with a Good Friend

May 6, 2021

My lovely friend, Andrea, at the chic Glam Pad blog, invited me to pen my thoughts about planning a garden as a novice (I’ve been there before…). One of those…

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An Oasis in the Middle of Florence

April 29, 2021

With the travel bug infecting all of us about now, I thought it time to post some yummy travel stories. And who better to have the honors than my jet…

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