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Floral Borders that Inspire

August 4, 2022

Aaaah, spring or summer (or perhaps winter, depending on where you are…), floral borders are a part of any landscape, or certainly garden! Perhaps you’re first thought is of the…

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On Tour: A First Time Peek at Parterre’s Interiors

July 28, 2022

There’s a saying in our fabled town, not hyperbole when you remember that it was founded in 1639, that “all roads lead to Newport.” And so it was that a…

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Newport’s Hydrangeas, all Around the Town

July 21, 2022

It’s been a Technicolor summer as regards a seasonal favorite, hydrangeas, adding immeasurably to the pleasures of these sun-kissed months. All around town they’re the “talk of the town,” as…

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The Redwood Library and Athenaeum’s 275th Anniversary

July 14, 2022

In addition to the many natural assets of which my beloved town can boast – from embracing sea breezes to extended green landscapes –are three centuries of architectural excellence and…

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A Newport Summer

July 7, 2022

As I write this post, with a languid breeze fluttering the drapes, I’m convinced that my friends, Nick Mele and Ruthie Sommers, ordered this weather. It has been the sunniest,…

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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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