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The Many Merits of Woodland Gardens

Mother Nature delivered Parterre’s woodland garden a one-two punch this winter, between big winds that…

Bunny Mellon’s Potting Shed

There are potting sheds….and then there are greenhouse vestibules! At Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring gardens,…

Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring Garden

If you are as committed a garden aficionado as I am, Oak Spring garden is…

Daffodils in the Landscape

Need I say, daffodils are probably the most welcome signal that winter is over and…

Architectural Details that Steal the Show

My trip to Atlanta was such a welcome spring outing. Not only did I treasure…

Azalea Time in Atlanta

Atlanta is such a welcome escape this time of year when we in Newport will…

An Iconic Chicago Townhouse

Since I had recently featured a few gardens on the North Shore of Chicago, I…

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

I had the pleasure of meeting William Eubanks in Palm Beach a few years ago…

My Favorite Spring Scenes

Little hints of spring are starting to show in Newport…the snowdrops nestled into the roots…

A Palm Beach Secret Garden

Fernando Wong is considered one of the most important landscape designers in America today. Quite…

A Favorite Container, Dressed for the Seasons

When you have one garden accessory that is a favorite and takes you through all…

Sylvan Elegance up the Hudson: Sugar Maple Farm

Photo Credit: Alon Koppel Photography For many years, we spent wonderful houseparty weekends in Millbrook,…

Musings on Parterre’s Architectural Details

We built our home in 1999, something we had never imagined we would take on,…

Neoclassical Reimagined in Newport

As in past posts, I’ve kept you updated regarding the ever-interesting goings on in the…

Inspiring Garden Design: Wm. Kent’s Rousham Landscape

On my last trip to the Cotswolds, I chose to include Rousham House in Oxfordshire.…