Fran Sorin

Montisfont Abbey Gardens: A Hidden Paradise

6813975009_eed122b690_b.jpg- Montisfont Abbey Garden- photo #1

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[...]

Benefits of Becoming An Essentialist In The Garden

Leonitus leonorus with Salvia

Are you a gardener who’s in a perpetual state of overwhelm? Do you constantly feel pressure to complete your never ending ‘to do’ list? Do you rarely feel like you’ve mastered anyone aspect of your garden or gardening skills? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, don’t worry. You’re not[...]