Monthly Archives: April 2012

Departures and Debuts

May is (as they say) busting out all over and it’s not even really here yet. Today I’m travelling to Little Rock to visit P. Allen Smith’s real Garden Home. Photograph via  The New York Times Smith invited 20 bloggers … Read more

LABELS: Designer Showhouses, Gardens, Mansion in May 3 Comments

Garden Designers Roundtable: Garden Visits and Lessons

I find that the best way to understand a space is to be in it, to move through it in three dimensions, so I visit gardens every year–sometimes as many as twenty or thirty in a given season.  I have … Read more

LABELS: Design, Entertaining, Gardens, Landscape Design 11 Comments


I haven’t been here very much in the past few weeks…this April has been unusual in more ways than just the weather.   It’s been busy…way beyond what is usual.  March was warm so  my super active design season started … Read more

LABELS: Designer Showhouses, Gardens, landscape designer 1 Comment

A Raj inspired Patio Umbrella…Tuesday’s Find

Over at the magazine we didn’t end up using this umbrella in our Bollywood Mood piece.  I still think it’s pretty and would love to have it on a patio or deck. Here’s the garden inspiration from pages 68-69 of … Read more

LABELS: Gardens, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories, vintage 1 Comment

The Spring 2012 issue of Leaf!

Finally!  I hope you love it…let me know. [issuu width=420 height=272 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120402134158-f4de25c76e2d467db2506d29a84162d9 name=issue_2_-_upload_master_file2 username=leafmag tag=decor unit=px id=25cdfcad-cd91-95bb-7c0a-0ef1de9ebd98 v=2] Enjoy!  

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