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Tagged With: Rockefeller

Hudson River Valley Gardens–Part Two: Stonecrop, & Kykuit

December 2013. The impulse to collect–whatever one happens to want to accumulate—is powerful. As one hunts for treasure, each discovery, rather than satisfying, seems instead to whet the appetite; after all, treasures exist most properly in troves. Humans are greedy souls. At first glance, the shaggy, encyclopedic collection of plants at Stonecrop Gardens (which perch … Continue reading »

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The Disparate Delights of Four Low Country Plantations

In late April, as I completed my lengthy Armchair Traveler Diary about Historic Charleston, I promised a soon-to-follow companion-piece describing four nearby plantations in South Carolina’s Low Country. I attacked composition of that new article with my usual vigor, by beginning to sift mountains of books and photos. But, mid-sift, a small miracle occurred. After … Continue reading »

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