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November 27, 2017
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Vita in November and December

Damp, chilly, end-of November/early-December days call for the kind of coziness that can only be achieved by curling up in a warm place with a hot drink and a good book.  In my case, the most recent book was Stephanie … Continue reading

November 30, 2015
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Cholmondeley

I have a soft spot for those who restore old gardens–clearing overgrowth, rediscovering features and researching original plantings and layouts. It is tough work, requiring a combination of intellect, enthusiasm and physical strength, and it can go on for years. … Continue reading

July 7, 2014
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Remaking a Garden

Eleven years ago I bought a beautiful garden book with an intriguing title: The Laskett. Subtitled, “The Making of a Garden,” the book chronicled the creation of a horticultural masterpiece that was also the unique manifestation of the bond between … Continue reading

January 22, 2013
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Book Reveiw: My Secret Garden by Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh is quintessentially English, from his last name to his loves—gardening, dogs, country life and the Queen.  Best known to Americans from the imported gardening makeover series, Ground Force, Titchmarsh is a celebrity in Britain.  He hosts the BBC’s … Continue reading