Maine Blooms and a Garden Tour

By |2019-05-29T17:18:56+00:00July 30th, 2017|Flowers, Front Doors, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Maine|

Happy summer, friends! Can we chat gardens? For many of us, this time of year is about sitting back and enjoying summer's abundant blooms such as crape myrtles, daylilies, hydrangeas, etc. Yes, there's weeding plus watering, but most of the season's chores are done. Until recently, I thought that the [...]

Highlights of the Castine House and Garden Tour!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:52+00:00July 21st, 2016|Castine, Flowers, Garden Tours, House Tours, Maine, Our Garden, Our Home|

It's July and that means summer in Maine! Summer in Maine means lobsters, blueberries, sailing as well as house and garden tours.I'm thrilled to say that the 2016 Castine House & Garden Tour, sponsored by the Castine Historical Society, was a huge hit with record attendance! From the 18 featured [...]

Castine House And Garden Tour

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00June 11th, 2016|Castine, Garden Tours, Historic Homes, House Tours, Maine, Museums, Our Home|

There is much to see and do in seaside Castine: golfing, sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, playing tennis, museum going, shopping, dining, and relaxing on the beach. And this time of year, when Castine's weather is picture perfect, come experience our charming town - you'll be in for a treat!Speaking of [...]

Patina Farm Book

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00March 30th, 2016|Books, Featured Designers, Garden Tours, House Tours|

At last, spring! I've been looking forward to the return of songbirds, fresh landscapes, and brighter days. I love the sights, sounds, smells and sunshine this time of year. I've also been looking forward to the release of a very special book: Patina Farm! Written by my friends, Steve and [...]

A Garden Design Plan

By |2019-05-29T17:18:40+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Design Projects, Garden Tours|

Do you know my good friend Kelly Elko who writes the popular blog Eclectically Vintage? Kelly is an inspiration: she loves decorating and restyling her home - many times with antiques, yard sale goodies and even curbside finds. She has an original point of view, which I really admire. Kelly [...]

Halcyon Moments in the Garden

By |2019-05-29T17:18:34+00:00September 21st, 2014|Flowers, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours|

Please let it stop raining! Please let it stop raining! Why was I fretting about the weather on a recent Saturday? Well, allow me to explain.Tom and I had been invited to a garden party at the home of Stiles Colwill and Jonathan Gargiulo, renowned designers, shop owners, and fabulous [...]

Visiting Bunny Williams + Giveaway!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:32+00:00June 25th, 2014|Featured Designers, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours|

Hello ~ Gosh, how time flies! This is my 100th post! Seems like yesterday when I first sat down at my desk to start this blog. I hope you have enjoyed all the antiques, collections, travel destinations, homes and gardens featured. Speaking of gardens, I have a showstopping garden tour [...]

Early Spring at Sissinghurst

By |2019-05-29T17:18:27+00:00March 31st, 2014|Flowers, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Historic Homes, Spring, Travels|

As self taught gardeners, Tom and I spend a great deal of time and effort designing, cultivating and nurturing our gardens. We've planted every single tree, shrub, perennial and bulb ourselves. We also do all the pruning, watering, weeding, etc., etc. Of course some plants just don't make it despite [...]

Tone on Tone Garden Series: Visiting a Blue Garden

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00May 30th, 2013|Blue Gardens, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Spring|

It's no surprise that I'm a fan of tone-on-tone color palettes! Whether inside or out, I find using shades of the same color soothing, sophisticated, subtle and harmonious. While there are interiors decorated in this style, it is more challenging to find tone-on-tone gardens - the exception being white gardens [...]

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