Ramblings of a "New American" Gardener

Rory Stuart

Innisfree

September 7, 2014

Innisfree is a naturalistic garden in the Hudson River Valley inspired by the 8th century garden of Wang Wei. 

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Atmosphere in the garden – thoughts on a bright summer day

August 21, 2013
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We recently visited a show of John Singer Sargent’s water colors at the Brooklyn Museum. The predominant impression I brought away from that large exhibition was of the significance of light and shade in creating an atmosphere with the emotional power to move a viewer. Seeing the Sargent watercolors was a reminder of the light. […]

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What are gardens for?

July 12, 2013
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I’ve never successfully photographed this forty foot wide planting of Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’. And that, I think, shows why being in the garden is different from looking at the photos in this post. This image isn’t real, it’s not even pretty, but it does show flowering has begun. The garden has been a very busy […]

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