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Roses at Parterre

June 30, 2022

We built our home, Parterre, twenty-three years ago this month. Can’t believe it’s been that long!! When creating the gardens we kept in mind that this would be a summer…

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Ideas to Borrow from Cotswold Gardens, Part 2

June 23, 2022

In reflecting back on my Cotswold garden trip, I realize it was a story of good “bones”…as seen in landscape vistas, vanishing points, topiaries, and hedges. But it is the…

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11 Ideas to Borrow from Cotswolds Gardens

June 16, 2022

This is always one of my favorite posts to write…just after a wonderful garden trip and while my mind is still fresh with all the visions and inspiration. Not only…

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Postcards from the Cotswolds

June 9, 2022

It has been 3 long years since I’ve traveled in in the English countryside. With each cancelled flight, my disappointment was assuaged by losing myself in the happy details of…

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London in Bloom

June 2, 2022

When I was in London at this time in 2016 (for the Chelsea Flower Show!), “Around Chelsea” was just being introduced. While each year more and more of London salutes…

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The Many Merits of Woodland Gardens

May 26, 2022

Mother Nature delivered Parterre’s woodland garden a one-two punch this winter, between big winds that took down major trees and an obscure hosta fungus that destroyed a large grove of…

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Bunny Mellon’s Potting Shed

May 19, 2022

There are potting sheds….and then there are greenhouse vestibules! At Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring gardens, this “shed” was as much a draw for me as the exquisite gardens created by…

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Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring Garden

May 12, 2022

If you are as committed a garden aficionado as I am, Oak Spring garden is a mecca on your short list of stops. Last month, on April 19th, I had…

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