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A Tribute to the ‘Musquee de Provence pumpkin’, also known as the Cinderella pumpkin!

This ‘Curcubita maxima’ seems comfortable nestled in this over flowing pot of Scoth moss draped in a swag of garnet colored Chrysanthemums I placed in the garden today. The ‘Musquee de Provence’ pumpkin originates from the south of France and is one of the most highly prized pumpkins by Chefs around the globe. Its [...]

Now here is a fun job….being able to design using recycled wood, grasses and other elements from the garden.

At left is an arch created out of oak limbs and draped in Spanish moss, grasses and Sunzilla sunflower stalks. I made this large birds nest out of willow branches, apple and plum limbs and stuffed it full of gourds and pumpkins. The large vase is on display in the courtyard and is filled with [...]

Some sights from home last month…

Sunrise on the farm – Boston, Georgia and tidal flats near Panacea Florida.

Photo credit: Mike Brown

Early Autumn has returned to Descanso Gardens…..

The days are shorter and it is evident the garden is changing before your very eyes. Mounds of purple Sage, orange Thithonia, yellow Rudbeckia and an amazing assortment of roses have scattered their swath of color around the garden as Monet did with his paint brush. There is a great collection of pumpkins in [...]