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I had to go to France to find an English Garden

By on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 | 2 comments

I just came back from the family vacation of a lifetime and wanted to share this with you...and then I promise, I will stop talking about gardens!We went to France, even though, alas, I of course wanted to go to England.  But with two teens who have taken years of French, France won out.  (That's [...]

In the Garden with Jane Austen: Part 2, The Shrubbery

By on Monday, Jun 6, 2011 | 1 comment

I promised to take you on a tour of an English shrubbery, as Kim Wilson describes it in her beautiful book In the Garden with Jane Austen. (Please see my last post if you want more information about the book.) The English garden was built to be experienced by walking through it and discovering surprising elements--vistas, benches, [...]