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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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Daffodils in the Landscape

May 5, 2022

Need I say, daffodils are probably the most welcome signal that winter is over and spring is on its way. With their bright yellow visage and perky stance, one can…

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Architectural Details that Steal the Show

April 28, 2022

My trip to Atlanta was such a welcome spring outing. Not only did I treasure seeing old friends after a Covid-hiatus but I was looking with affectionate fresh eyes at…

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Azalea Time in Atlanta

April 21, 2022

Atlanta is such a welcome escape this time of year when we in Newport will not have leaves on the trees for another month… and yet azaleas and fruit trees…

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An Iconic Chicago Townhouse

April 14, 2022

Since I had recently featured a few gardens on the North Shore of Chicago, I thought it a welcome segue to include this elegant in-town home located on an extraordinary…

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Edgewood House: A Taste of the Cotswolds in the Deep South

April 7, 2022

I had the pleasure of meeting William Eubanks in Palm Beach a few years ago and subsequently posting one of his special decorating projects for Ambassador Mary Ourisman. He and…

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