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Inspiring Garden Design: Revealing Lessons in the Snow

February 25, 2021

These past three weeks have been a flurry (excuse the pun) of one snowfall after another, each seemingly more beautiful than the last. This is why I love being in…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Remembering A Glorious Private Garden Trip to England

February 18, 2021

When Margot Shaw, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine says,”…still the trip against which all others shall be measured,” you know it must be super special. She’s referring to May…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Green Animals Topiary Garden

February 11, 2021

Thirty minutes “up island” from Newport, but another world apart, the Green Animals Topiary Garden is the oldest garden of its kind (and one of only two) in the United…

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Inspiring Garden Design: An Exquisite English-style Creation

February 4, 2021

“The owner’s first mixed border was developed in the pergola garden with the ornamental Bradford pear hedge as a backdrop. Her favorite colors–pink, fuchsia, lavender, and blue–can be seen in…

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Inspiring Garden Design: A New Orleans Courtyard Garden

January 28, 2021

Traveling (and gathering with friends) are the two pleasures that I miss the most in these challenging times. No wonder I find myself reminiscing daily about “this garden” or “that…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Chic-ing Up Parterre’s Solarium

January 21, 2021

Each winter plays out a bit differently at Parterre…some years I may be traveling, or immersed in a “master class,” or working diligently on a new project. For winter 2021,…

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Travels with the Parterre Bench

January 14, 2021

Since travel plans have been so curtailed this past year, I’m now going to treat us to some mini “armchair trips,” with the focus on my favorite topic — gardens…

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A Writer’s Lair: Honoring a Literary Heritage

January 7, 2021

Welcome to 2021! Perhaps for you, as it is for me, reminiscing is part of a new year ritual and I now find myself remembering back with great sentiment to…

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