Nature’s Easter Baskets

Not just for Easter, but also for the entire spring season, these wild vine baskets echo the beautiful woodlands that surround Connecticut Country House, and do a wonderful job of setting the tone for my nature inspired table. Purchased at Terrain, they’re the perfect foundation for creating the “bringing the outdoors in” vibe that I…

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Love You A Bunch

I’ve found at least a dozen different beautiful ways to look at and enjoy a dozen cut tulips. Placed in a simple glass vase, the look is uncomplicated and elegant. Sometimes all it takes to make a beautiful, impactful statement is a humble bunch of flowers. Consider lovely fresh tulips this Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s…

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Scented Small Spaces

This all-American vintage fruit-picking bucket gets a lovely French twist with the addition of small pots of lavender. Lined with a disposable foil loaf pan and tucked in so not to see the plastic pots, I love how the soft green foliage and hue of the spires looks with the patina of the galvanized metal.…

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Sage Advice

This antique French hanging basket gets a makeover with every season. At the moment, Russian sage is making a big ethereal statement in the gallery. Brimming with elegant silvery green aromatic spires of lavender-blue tubular flowers – 8 one-gallon nursery pots, if you’re counting – the potted plants were too heavy for the basket. To…

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Bridal Veil Spirea

One of my favorite flowering shrubs that are in bloom at Connecticut Country House, is a Bridal Veil Spirea. Also commonly known as Bridal Wreath Spirea, its graceful, arching branches are covered with a profusion of tiny, snowy, rose-like blossoms. I just love how wild and billowy it looks in the garden right now! After…

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