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September 17, 2010

Day trip: Dumbarton Oaks

Photo courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks

Britt Conley writes one of my favorite garden photography blogs, The Photo Garden Bee, and she regularly features what passes for her backyard - Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.

She visits the garden regularly for the peace it gives her, and she says she's featured it at least 16 times on her blog.

But I also love Britt's blog for her black and white photos of flowers that she posts daily. We are all into flowers for their color, but Britt's photos allow us to see them in a different way - as shape and structure.

Visit Britt's blog. And then take a cue from her and visit Dumbarton Oaks.


Posted by Susan Reimer at 12:40 PM |
Categories: Garden destinations
About Susan Reimer
Susan Reimer has spent 16 years writing about raising kids - among other topics - in her column for The Baltimore Sun. And every time son Joseph or daughter Jessie passed another milestone - driver's license, college, wedding or a move to a new military duty station - she has planted another garden. Now she will be writing about those gardens - and yours - here on Garden Variety.

Susan isn't an expert gardener, but she wasn't an expert mother, either. Both - the kids and the gardens - seem to be doing well in spite of her.

She lives in Annapolis with her husband, Gary Mihoces, who loves to cut his grass but has noticed that there seems to be less of it every time the kids pass another milestone.

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