an insta garden to love

June 15, 2017

If I hadn’t ended up in interiors, I think I would have loved landscape design.  For me, there is nothing more satisfying or therapeutic than planting, pulling weeds, trimming bushes, deadheading flowers or picking plants and blooms for my pots.  After having lived in this house for seven years now, our landscaping (all of which we planted…

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3 tips for showstopping planters + pots this spring and summer!

April 25, 2016

I may be guilty of leading most of my indoor plants to an untimely death, but when it comes to gardening and landscaping, my thumbs are emerald green! With the pollen finally gone and the temps holding steady in the 80’s, it’s finally time to get my flower pots ready for spring and summer!  I’ve…

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for the love of ligustrum

April 11, 2016

Spring has officially sprung around here and I couldn’t be happier!  As the last of the pollen clears out, I’ve been spending countless nap times pulling weeds and picking up the five million pinecones all over my yard in preparation for opening the pool for summer.  It takes me a while because I stop to…

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garden inspiration: loi thai

May 1, 2015

Instagram should be named, “Insta-crack”, for it’s immediately all-consuming and obsessive powers.  Lately I’ve been making a beeline for any feed brimming with shots of gorgeous gardens, emerald green landscaping and beautiful flower pots; I’m not sure if insomnia is to thank for my Insta-obsession or if I have insomnia as a result of said…

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outdoor dreaming: gil schafer

March 17, 2015

We’ve been visiting my dad at the beach since last Friday and it’s been heaven.  The temperature is in the 70’s, the sun is shining and, I’ve got green on the mind, which is fitting, being that today is St. Patty’s Day (Happy St. Patty’s Day to all my Irish friends!!)  I am literally aching…

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green + white in the garden

May 13, 2014

It’s that time of year again when I go overboard and load up on more perennials, annuals and basically anything that flowers to give my yard, porch and pots a spring pick-me-up!  While I always end up with a ton of color in my landscaping – knockout roses, lantana, daylilies, sweet potato vine, purple queen,…

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lovely lavender: any tips for making it thrive in the south?

April 29, 2014

When it comes to landscaping, I tend to stick with what has proven successful in the past: plants, flowers and perennials that are drought-resistant, low maintenance and high drama.  These have worked so well for me in the past that I haven’t been all that open to branching out and trying new varieties of plants. …

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one heck of a first impression

March 13, 2014

My apologies for the silence on the blog the last few days; the 70-degree weather has just been too nice to sit inside!  It’s getting down into the 20’s again tonight, unfortunately, but it doesn’t matter because I have Spring fever big time!  I’m chomping at the bit to give our front porch a little…

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4 showstopping summer plants I can’t live without

August 28, 2013

To say that I am not the most patient person when it comes to planting in my yard is a bit of an understatement.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE planting, weeding and keeping it looking beautiful, but I tend to rely on plants and flowers during the warmer months that become showstoppers in…

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charlotte’s garden

June 20, 2013

Everything interior designer extraordinaire Charlotte Moss does is chic, elegant and downright amazing, including the magical gardens of her East Hampton hideaway, featured in this month’s issue of Veranda, which I have dog-earred and returned to more times than I can say!  Hard to believe that when Moss bought the property 20-some years ago, it…

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