We have rose gardens, shade gardens, flowering shrubs, perennial beds, and day lily beds at CCH. Since I think of gardens as rooms outside, of course I come to them with an Interior Designer’s POV, making sure the foundation is sound, considering size, color, shape, texture, form, and the seasons.

My very favorite outdoor room is the picket-fenced kitchen garden. When its four gates are open, it echoes the open-door, inviting spirit of my home—as in Connecticut Country House, so in the garden with the gates flung wide!.