Flowers · Gardening · Inspiration

Floral Arrangements From My Parents’ Garden

One of my favorite things to do when I visit my parents is to cut and arrange flowers from their garden. It is a luxury for me to be able to step outside and pick flowers–something that I can never do at home in Chicago. My parents have always had beautiful gardens. This year, due…… Continue reading Floral Arrangements From My Parents’ Garden

Gardening · Inspiration · Interiors · Recipe · Weekend Links

Links for the Weekend 7•1•17

Happy 1st of July! 1. What a pretty Hamptons summer home.   2. How to get a garden exactly like Ina Garten’s own gardens.   3.How simple and festive is this recipe for the 4th of July?   4. What fun, bright rooms in the Catherine Truman Photography portfolio.   5. I learned a few things from…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 7•1•17

Chicago · Gardening · Inspiration · Landscape Design · Plants

Urban Window Boxes

In large cities, where there is little land for gardens, people often plant window boxes on their small balconies or outside their windows. Here in Chicago, the window boxes start to appear in late spring and early summer, bringing color and beauty to our urban landscape. European city dwellers seem to be especially skilled at…… Continue reading Urban Window Boxes

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Links for the Weekend 6•17•17

Happy Father’s Day weekend! 1. DESIGN: I am eagerly waiting the reveal of the 2017 Southern Living Idea House, which opens to the public this weekend in Bald Head Island, North Carolina. The interior designer of the Idea House, Lindsey Coral Harper Interiors, designs beautiful and preppy spaces such as the one pictured above and the header image as…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 6•17•17

Architecture · Design · Designer Spotlight · Gardening · Home Exteriors · Inspiration · Landscape Design

Gorgeous Southern Gardens

Today, I am sharing some incredible gardens that were designed by the Atlanta, Georgia landscape design firm Howard Design Studio. I recently came across their beautiful portfolio when I was researching for my post about gardens featuring espalier and thought you would enjoy seeing some of their breathtaking garden designs. Many of the gardens Howard Design Studio…… Continue reading Gorgeous Southern Gardens

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A Favorite In Garden Design: Espalier

When I was browsing through the new June issue of Traditional Home the other night, I was struck by photos of a beautiful, English-looking garden that is in Birmingham, Alabama.  The feature that stood out to me the most in the garden design was the plants that were covering the walls and growing in a formal, trellis…… Continue reading A Favorite In Garden Design: Espalier