Landscape

Traditional English Garden Design

In Greenwich, Connecticut, there is a private Tudor estate, Old Mill Farm, designed by architect Charles Lewis Bowman in 1926, that has timeless landscaping complete with secret gardens, a hedge maze, old stone walls and iron gates. Entrance with reflecting pool I love purple and think it lends itself well to stone structures and walls. Staddle stones mark the entrance into into a garden “room”. London plane trees with exfoliating bark surrounded by boxwood ...

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Lawn Furniture

With so much land (and two very energetic children), we make the most of our acreage. Sometimes though, we make it so far away from the house that a place for me to sit is most welcome. It still allows me to supervise the children and gives them (and our puppies) more time to play, explore and enjoy nature. That’s why when I came across this little gem, I perked up: It was love ...

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With a Heavy Heart…

It has taken me so long to even touch on this subject – and even so, I have to gloss over it as it just breaks my heart. My sweet little Jack Russell, Lucy, died a few months ago and I still am in such a state of anguish and grief. She was diagnosed 2 years ago with cancer and given just a few months to live. I told the vet ...

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It’s Tulip Planting Time!

The last time our mower came out, my husband inquired how much it would cost to mulch around our house. His quote? $3,800. My husband hates yard work and rarely, if ever, wants to venture out there. Last year I mulched everything, but I guess this was my husband’s subtle way of saying it needs to be done again! Of course I am not going to pay that much money, ...

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