My little yard is ten years in the making. Even though we have neighbors on all sides, I try to create a sense of privacy and coziness. I want the house to feel like a part of the outdoors, so I make sure each window captures a perfect, little portrait of the garden.
My garden is a happy accident: a hodge-podge of plants chosen by my addiction to color. If I like it, I buy it and do not worry about any type of strict color scheme. I love to find surprise uses for vintage pieces of wood and metal. This English Cottage garden is my design, and I helped build it, down to the very last stone placement. My garden caters to the birds and butterflies: from the milkweed planted to attract the butterflies, down to the little puddles that gather in the stones from which the birds like to drink. I’d like to write more, but I have to get outside. As every gardener knows, there’s still work to do.