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Parterre’s Green and White Garden

While it is the Fountain Garden that receives the most attention on posts, there is…

Designing with Roses

Surprisingly, a rose garden was not in the plans for landscaping our 3 acres at…

Parterre’s Rose Chain

Patience is a virtue that every gardener has learned to accept. Those dreams and visions…

Ode to the Peony

Invariably, when I ask friends their favorite flower, whether they are gardeners or not, the…

Breakfast Under the Pergola

Missing some much-anticipated travel this spring was offset by the sheer pleasure of being at…

Please Don’t Ask Which One I Love More

Long before we decided to build our home, I had an obsession with proper proportion…

Reflecting on Gardens

Like many of us, I have found myself reflecting over the past two months about…

Almost an Oops! In the Garden

Here comes my annual salute to the real Parterre, the behind-the-scenes realities that few visitors…

Welcoming the Tulips!

There’s a wonderful overlap in my garden that happens about this point in the spring…as…

Paris, Thanks for the Memories!

The events of the last 3 months have given a new meaning and vividness to…

The Centerpiece of Parterre Garden

If there can be a silver lining to having had some glorious trips cancelled this…

Faux and Behold: The Dovecote at Parterre

A dear reader left a lovely comment on last week’s post asking about “the charming…

Through the Garden Gate

Humor is such an important antidote to this “journey” we all find ourselves on. And…

New Beginnings at Parterre

Photo Credit: Maaike Bernstrom Easter and new beginnings are taking on a special meaning at…

Private Newport, Home at Seafair

Photo Credit: Lila Delman Real Estate “Home” has never meant as much as it does…