Monthly Archives: November 2011

How do the French do it?

French gardens are a lot like French women: chic and elegant and pulled together in a way that makes the average American gardener want to just throw in the spade.  I’ve made something of a study of the French garden … Continue reading

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Do you share my sense of wanderlust?

Perhaps it’s because I grew up in a small, close-knit community, but something in me periodically needs to break free, sail away, explore the wider world. In the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “Questions of Travel” she writes: “What childishness … Continue reading

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