Who doesn't love a fresh start? I am one of those few people who really enjoys this time of year: the post-holiday quiet time when there's a chance to reflect and also put things back in order. My late friend Kenn always used to call this phase his "winter white" phase when he would fill the house with blooming paperwhites and get busy with organizing chores. He adored that clean, pared-back feeling in the house when all the decorations were put away, when a clean slate awaited the year ahead.
For the winter escapists, there is a trip to a sunny Florida home and a very beautiful article about its decoration. Martha takes us through four of her most personal gardens (Turkey Hill, Lily Pond, Bedford and Skylands) and outlines her vision for each landscape as well as what it taught her about the arts of landscaping and gardening.
The last page in the issues throughout the year will be devoted to "Remembering" - just like old times - with reflections from Martha and others about life and living and learning.
It's on newsstands now so do pick up a copy!