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phormium leaves with detail

In the Garden; Stripes are in Order

A straight line….a band of color…in other words; a stripe….brings a sense of order to a disorderly world. Stripes are trending right now. As evidenced by recent spreads in national magazines from Elle Décor to Oprah. We usually think of stripes as two or more colors, alternating and repeating to form a pattern. Thus we […]

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white amaryllis belladonna up close

Garden Moments; Perfect Pears and The Dog Days of Summer

A moment…I had one this morning. It was the best kind…the kind that just sneaks up on you in an ordinary day. I noticed that the first Warren Pear looked like it was ready to eat. I took a bite, expecting a pleasant experience. But apparently, all the things necessary, for this pear and I […]

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cat relaxes on garden boulder

In the Garden; Play, Relax…. Repeat

There’s still time. There’s still a little more time before summer is over, so I always feel the responsibility to make the most of it. Entertaining a few more times, playing a little harder and generally having as much fun as possible in the time available. But, of course, to do that well you also […]

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Albright-Souza A Garden Room Beckons

Design; A Garden Room Beckons

I don’t think she was planning to use a designer. She already had an excellent sense of color and she pretty much knew what she wanted; a new retaining wall and a vine on the fence. But she agreed to meet with me, at the suggestion of her contractor, because she did think she could […]

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Garden Seating; Entertaining Variety

In the past few weeks my garden has hosted; a simple dinner for three with my friend-since-the-seventh-grade, drinks for a small group of girlfriends who were colleagues-in-a-former-life, appetizers for a current group of colleagues who are all garden designers and a large group of family for an overnight-action-packed- weekend get together. As you can imagine, each […]

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