I tend to consider each season in terms of which flowers and branches I can get my hands on. Everyone knows spring reigns supreme. Mid summer is always a struggle and fall is reliably pretty darn fabulous. I'm biased, for sure, but fall in the Northeast is where it's at. It always feels like every growing thing is growing with more energy, more passion, more lust for life. Or maybe I'm just appreciating everything more deeply, keenly aware that Jack Frost is waiting in the wings.
At the end of September a group of beauties joined me for three days on my home turf in the Berkshires, at the glorious Stonover Farm. With meals provided by the divine Chef Jennifer Lee, bouquets held by the lovely Jeni Wrightson of Prairie Clothing Co. ducks quacking in the background and, magic light streaming through the weeping willows, the scene was set. Without question, these were the three most beautiful days of fall 2013, and I dare anyone to challenge this rather bold assertion. Working with the stars of the season each and everyone created their hearts out and the results captured below by the amazing Corbin Gurkin speak for themselves.