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What We're Loving

June 2013

1.) Who doesn’t love big floppy pink roses?  New Dawn is available in shrub or climbing habit and it is quite easy to grow.  I’ll never forget a magnificent New Dawn rose growing and blooming voraciously on an arbor over a terrace in the Hudson Valley.  You might want to sit under that arbor all day long! 

2.) Paddywax candles in their up-cycled glass vessels not only smell lovely, but they’ll make you feel environmentally responsible.  My favorite is their fresh citrusy Grapefruit-Coriander.  It will give you a hint of freshness without being overpowering. 

3.) Oska, a German company offering fashion forward, travel friendly, comfortable clothing for men and women, presented its first collection in 1997.  Since then they have spread throughout Europe and have recently begun opening stores in the United States.  I love their natural fibers, flexibility in pairing pieces with other lines, and design awareness.

4.) Jill McGowan designs and makes women’s clothing in Maine.  Lovely natural linen and cotton shirts and tunics….American-made in the Northeast.  Now, that is hard to beat!  I found her shop in Freeport, Maine on a recent trip and was quick to grab some linen shirts.  There is nothing more comfortable for hot summer days than linen!

5.) Pennoyer Newman replicates nearly 400 planter styles that at one time graced the great lawns and terraces of private estates. Cecily Pennoyer and Virginia Newman Yocum have artfully and imaginatively created this line from lightweight, weather resistant stone resin.  I love seeing a garden with just the right number of pots and jardinières dotted among the plants and hedges.

6.) Munder-Skiles has just moved their showroom to a fantastic location in Garrison, NY along the Hudson River, just an hour north of Manhattan.  Take note that many of their chair and bench designs pay homage to antique garden furniture the likes of which graced the lawns of estates in the latter part of the 19th Century.

Appropriately, they are just down the road from the new headquarters of The National Garden Conservancy!

June 17, 2013 by Jessie Davidson

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