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Champ Soleil, a 17th Century-Style French Chateau

By any measure, 1929 was not an auspicious year…except, perhaps, in Newport. For that was…

The Front Courtyard at Parterre

As I was strolling through the front landscape’s parklike setting this past weekend, it occurred…

Roses on Parade

My good friends at The Garden Conservancy just put out a special publication on preserving…

Down the Garden Path

As we move into our 23rd year in our Newport home, I thought you might…

Rose-y News from Parterre

Perhaps I put “the cart before the horse” in posting the rose chain before a…

A Peony Chat

I’m so excited about the prospects for summer ’21 that I’m going to celebrate by…

The Rose Chain at Parterre

Our winter ’21 was impeccable (mild temps, not too much snow, no savage winds) and…

Sakonnet Garden: a Personal Perspective on Rhododendrons

Last week a few friends and I made a much-anticipated return to one of my…

Garden Wisdom, Heralding a New Summer

With a Memorial Day weekend that rained 24/7 I had long hours to sit by…

Places to Go, People to See!

Ham House and Garden, England. Photo Credit: @hamhousent Since my English travel plans have been…

Parterre’s Floral Headliners

Recently, I was scrolling through the 30,000+ images on my phone, and actually caught myself…

The Orchard, A Notable Newport Estate

Summer is just around the corner, when friends return from all parts of the country…

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…