Montisfont Abbey Gardens: A Hidden Paradise

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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[...]

Dutch Travels

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Dutch travels with Noel Kingsbury

**This post was originally published in 2011. With so much interest in Dutch gardening, and with Noel’s incredible perspective and insights, I thought it was a perfect time of year to re-publish. A trip to Holland earlier a week or two ago. Years ago, a terrifying fifteen years ago in fact, I had an interesting[...]

Pathways In My Backyard

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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[...]

Meadow by the Lake

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Photography
Connecticut meadow garden with native wildflowers; Larry Weiner Design

I absolutely love the sense of discovery that comes with exploring a garden with a camera.  I have learned to take it slow, to relish and be watchful, as every step changes how I see.  Every step could be a new picture.  Every step changes how the elements compose themselves. So a recent visit to see gardens[...]