Last week, I attended a lecture on Bunny Mellon’s botanical legacies with landscape designer Leslie Needham. Leslie’s sensibility is exactly what I hope to achieve with our gardens, meadow, and orchard. She inspired me to, finally, put in the crabapples this spring and update the outdoor furniture. Now that we’ve moved the clocks ahead, it’s nice to bring a bit of spring indoors — the D. Porthault semi-annual sale starts March 21 and watercress is almost in season. I bought Sisley Paris’ classic green scent, eau de campagne, which works well with my beloved Carthusia Mediterraneo.
Leslie Needham will be speaking at Hollister House in Washington, CT on May 21: