The Art Of Espalier

If you’ve ever seen a beautifully-shaped tree growing flat against a wall, you’re looking at the horticultural art of espalier. Here in Virginia, George Washington grew espaliered fruit trees such as apples and pears at his Mount Vernon estate, both…

Recipes From The Orchard

Apples are a great go-to when looking for a delicious and sometimes unexpected ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Whether making dessert, dinner, or in need of a simple snack, apples offer thousands of varieties, each with its own…

Powder Rooms That Wow

The first powder rooms date back to the early 18th century and bear little resemblance to the room we call a powder room in contemporary homes. From their inception, powder rooms were always small rooms resembling a closet. Both ladies…