Fran Sorin

Montisfont Abbey Gardens: A Hidden Paradise

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Photo: Courtesy of Flickr/UK Garden Photos Have you ever noted how you can walk through a garden that is beautifully designed, laid out, and planted, and not have a strong emotional response…..even when gardening pals are singing its praises non-stop? And have you taken note (which I’m sure you have) when a garden grabs your[...]

Pathways In My Backyard

eruphorbia and eremerus

  This article was originally published in November of 2007. I thought it worth posting again as we get closer to fall and gardeners are beginning to contemplate making changes in their garden.  I hope you enjoy! Thanks to Nan’s November Design Workshop on pathways, I am compelled to get this final post up before[...]

Bryant Park: Paris In Mid-Town Manhattan

Le Carrousel

I took an early train from Philly to Manhattan on Saturday to attend a dear friend’s family reunion that was taking place on a boat on the Hudson River. It was a thrill for me to see him with generations of his family that had traveled from throughout the U.S  and beyond to get together[...]