Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Garden Retreat for Miss Choate

Naumkeag in Stockbridge MA was built in 1886-7 for Joseph Choate as a summer retreat from New York City. This lovely home was designed in Shingle Style by Stanford White, of the prestigious firm of McKim, Mead and White. The … Continue reading

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Dahlias on parade

Dahlias are another ‘Summer-only” flower that charms us and then leaves.  It is a most challenging flower to arrange as it’s look-at-me-attitude can over power designs.  In August, this brilliant peppermint striped dahlia was placed to completely steal the show … Continue reading

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So Glad…

Filling the farm stands and grocery stores now are the much maligned Gladioli. These are one of those flowers that only appear In the late summer season. Most are only grown for cutting. I can’t remember seeing glads in anyone’s … Continue reading

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