As Spring approaches we begin to look to the garden. Our garden is basically a ‘green garden” so it is not that hard to plant new accent colors. I happen to like roses and we have set an area for a rose garden. I use my Sunbrella collection throughout the garden My wide stripe “Upland” is now 15 years old and loves the intense California sun.
Posts from the ‘Garden Decoration’ Category
With all the buzz about Bunny Mellon and the auction of her belongings, I would like to praise this lady for an amazing vision and creative “eye.” I had the pleasure of having lunch with her when I hosted a luncheon for her friend Hubert de Givenchy and what a lady she was. She asked if I would produce a documentary of her homes much as I did for Hubert. I had to decline due to other responsibilities. I regret I never completed her request.
Yes, living in California we still have roses blooming at Christmas, albeit the last of the season but the colors of deep pink and red add a festive touch to any corner of the room. A nice accent to have during the season.
My son-in-law, Philippe LeManach of Accents of France has created beautiful walls of ficus bushes that have been carefully trained to create walls for rooms in the garden. He has also designed and manufactured these pieces of architecture, featuring urns and pedestals. Looking from space to space gives the feeling you are in a very special French garden. For more information www.accentsoffrance.com
What a thrill to watch my daughter Beth’s garden grow. With the talents of my son-in-law Philippe and Beth’s talent for cooking and gardening it has given me great joy. Also fun to watch the two sisters enjoy exchanging garden ideas and Philippe’s garden lattice and accessories (such as this beautiful urn) make their garden a very special place. Check out<a href="www.accentsoffrance.com“> accentsoffrance.com.
I like a “touch” of color in our garden. The garden is basically green but I like to place geraniums, impatiens and roses to give a “pop” of color. Most of these flowers are in pots and I do change and rotate depending on the season.
Since childhood I can remember the sounds of walking on gravel or the sounds of cars driving up onto gravel. It is funny that most all of my homes have employed the use of gravel in the garden. Certainly a wonderful way to be responsible to water usage and to create anelegant,European look to the landscape.