Gnome News

ramblings of a plant lover

Venice, Italy

I’ve visited Italy a few times, but had never made it to Venice. Well, my new favourite city in Italy. Venice is one of the most uniquely beautiful cities I’ve ever visited for a whole bunch of reasons, but for the purposes of this post, the gardens were extraordinary.


Our New Calling

We were so honoured to have American publisher Hoffman Media feature our master bedroom on the cover of their new book release, “Classic Cottages – A Collection of Welcoming Homes with Personal Charm”. When Cindy Smith Cooper called and asked if we had any other house projects they could use, we were delighted when they chose to feature Forestwood as well.


The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

I’m not sure why we don’t have a Rolling Greens Nursery in the GTA, or something as gardening “stylish” – well, there is Centro in Burlington. Maybe it’s time for Fussy to start up a store?

Anyway, I came across this beautiful concept online and if it’s as exciting in person as their website is, I definitely want to pay a visit next time I’m in LA or Culver City.

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Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

I couldn’t have anticipated the continuous beauty of the historic gardens of Colonial Williamsburg. The majority of Williamsburg’s gardens were planted between the 1930’s and 1960’s. A renewed public interest in the American colonial past began to stimulate the preservation of old homes, resulting in the Colonial Revival style.


Inside Out

We were glad to finally see a copy of the July 2018 issue of Canadian House & Home Magazine featuring all the hard work on our most recent home and garden project – “Forsythe”.


Villa Rufolo | Ravello, Italy


I’ve seen some spectacular places on the planet, but when I think of gardens few places have the legacy of beauty that Italy has. This past fall I returned a third time to the Amalfi coast to enjoy a different season in Ravello, and in particular to visit for the first time the gardens of Villa Rufolo.