In Beverly Hills, CA, an architectural gem that was once known as the Nine Gables and home and playground of the golden era of Hollywood celebrities has undergone a makeover by Michael S. Smith. In the update featured in the … Continue reading
Kiawah Island is one of the most beautiful ocean side towns in the country with pristine beaches and miles of breathtaking natural landscape that serve as sanctuary to a diverse wildlife population. No wonder it is one of the most … Continue reading
The roses are in full bloom and look amazing in the morning light being dappled by the maple trees. This rose garden is comprised mostly of varied Knockout roses. It shows that even with the ubiquitous rose that is readily … Continue reading
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Last fall Hurricane Irene and then an October blizzard devastated the magic shade garden. Many shrubs and a pear tree were lost. Work to revitalize the garden is finally finished! Between things that needed to be done for a few … Continue reading
Fragrant spices and dried fruit bring to mind an old delicacy called Scripture Cake. This old-time confection traditionally made around Easter is aptly named because the ingredients come directly from the Bible. Making the cake was a group occasion where … Continue reading
We’ve long admired the lush woodsy look and feel of pine straw mulch. Quite common in the south, it is virtually non-existent here in the northeast, except for the natural mulch beneath large, old white pines. A friend recommended we … Continue reading