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Garden Design

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.

Accents of France In Paris

IMG_0501If you are heading to the Paris Design Show Maison & Objet check out the display at Accents of France. My son-in-law Philippe LeManach has created a line of decorative lattice that is perfect for outdoor or indoor applications. You may also check the website:

www.accentsoffrance.com

Succulent Centerpiece

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Such an easy way to root succulents and create a centerpiece for a table in the garden. These plants can then be planted and potting soil to start a new decorative succulent plant. I especially like the subtle colors against the terra-cotta dish.

Homage To Bunny Mellon

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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.

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Roses At Christmas!

Roses At Christmas!

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.

Natural Walls For The Garden

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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

My Daughter’s Garden

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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.

Garden Color

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.

Geraniums in bright pink are put in strategic places such as the entry.

Geraniums in bright pink are put in strategic places such as the entry.

I also like to use my Sunbrella fabrics to add color. We contantly change pillows and table covers.

I also like to use my Sunbrella fabrics to add color. We contantly change pillows and table covers.

The rose garden blooms all summer in shades of red and pink.

The rose garden blooms all summer in shades of red and pink.

Hydrangeas also bring a wonderful pop of color but they are not as hardy.

Hydrangeas also bring a wonderful pop of color but they are not as hardy.

Gravel In The Garden

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 an

The tidy look of pea gravel in the areas of my garden.

The tidy look of pea gravel in the areas of my garden.

The entrance court to my daughter's home with gravel.

The entrance court to my daughter’s home with gravel.

elegant,European look to the landscape.

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