for some reason my thoughts and what inspires me is always a little opposite of reality. right now my mind is on gardens, flowers and botanicals, and it probably should be on the holidays. sorry to say i have no gift guides in store for you all, can’t really get into it yet. 

thank goodness it’s not just me. my friend john yunis also has gardens on his mind. his instagram is truly the most inspiring and so informative. he’s always giving us peeks and tours of the most sensational properties and gardens.

this time it’s the gardens at seven pines in new hope pennsylvania. seven pines was bought by designers thomas brookes kyle and jerome f. murray in 1978. these pictures are by derek fell from a 1983 architetcural digest. 

seven pines is about 100 acres – it has a yew garden and 28,000 daffodils. By 1983 it had things like 25 acres of lawn, a greatly enlarged pond as well as acres of roses and a number of farm animals. 

as you can see from these pictures, the beautiful flowers are the highlight of Seven Pines. thank you john for highlighting them for all of us to see and be inspired by. for many reasons i feel like you and i have like minds. 


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