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Sharing Garden Secrets with a Good Friend

My lovely friend, Andrea, at the chic Glam Pad blog, invited me to pen my…

An Oasis in the Middle of Florence

With the travel bug infecting all of us about now, I thought it time to…

Charlotte Moss Flowers

Courtesy of Charlotte Moss A new coffee table book from Charlotte Moss (this is her…

Magnificent Nasturtium Cascades at the Gardner Museum

Photo Credit: Faizal Westcott If you have usually considered nasturtiums as something to put in…

Loggias and Lanais, Palm Beach Style

Loggias and lanais, these two words just sound so romantic…recalling tropical breezes, lazy afternoons with…

The Floral Charms of Easter

Easter is a bit early this year, but the first signs of spring are pushing…

Private Perspectives on Palm Beach

Since I missed making it south this winter, I took time to scroll through hundreds…

Inspiring Garden Design: A Lake Forest Garden Mecca

To refer to the North Shore of Chicago as a “a garden mecca” is an…

Inspiring Garden Design: Pools in the Landscape

In this winter 2021 series of “Inspiring Garden Design,” I’m including a topic that on…

Inspiring Garden Design: Before and After the Snow

It’s March, the sun is promising to shine for a whole week and all thoughts…

Inspiring Garden Design: Revealing Lessons in the Snow

These past three weeks have been a flurry (excuse the pun) of one snowfall after…

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

Photo Credit: Margot Shaw of Flower Magazine When Margot Shaw, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower…

Inspiring Garden Design: Green Animals Topiary Garden

Thirty minutes “up island” from Newport, but another world apart, the Green Animals Topiary Garden…

Inspiring Garden Design: An Exquisite English-style Creation

“The owner’s first mixed border was developed in the pergola garden with the ornamental Bradford…

Inspiring Garden Design: A New Orleans Courtyard Garden

Traveling (and gathering with friends) are the two pleasures that I miss the most in…