March 13th, 2022
On My Mind

Spring Ahead

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 

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  • My cushions are very much like the photo (Brown Jordan’s Sea Salt fabric + Sunbrella Honeydew welt). My furniture is a combination of vintage (American wrought iron on the porch), new (Brown Jordan poolside), and antique
    (pair of white painted French bentwood arm chairs + marble-top drinks table in a boxwood garden). Nothing set out yet, but my heart beats faster just looking at this! Preston, consider finding a place for a McKinnon Harris garden seat on your pretty property (ours sits at the front door with their planter box). American made, brother-sister run firm out of Virginia. Simply beautiful quality + a pleasure to live with. Outdoors is my favorite season!

    PaulaMarch 13th, 2022  9:11 PM

     

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