Fall/Winter 2009-2010 Newsletter
Madoo Conservancy is the whimsical, eclectic garden of artist Robert Dash. Dash's paintings are featured in museum collections around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum; The Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts; the Modern Art Museum, Munich; and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC. His garden in Sagaponack, New York is an ever-changing masterpiece that attracts thousands of visitors. This past summer garden designer, writer, and radio host April Gonzalez visited Dash in his garden and got some insight into how this magnificent work evolved.
In times like these, we are particularly discriminating about how we invest our money; we demand quality and value. So, we return to the classics – timeless pieces that last for generations and never go out of style. For our gardens, that means the classic Rolled Rim Vase.
After its terra cotta, Impruneta is most famous for Peposo alla Fornacina, a peppery stew originally made in the very same kilns from which our pots emerge. Brunelleschi served Peposo to his workers while they were building the Duomo in Florence in the 1400's (and, naturally, finishing it with Impruneta tiles). Six hundred years later, our friend Marco Masini hosted a Peposo dinner for 50 people in his workshop.
The days are getting shorter, and there's a distinct chill in the air. By now, you’ve brought in your tender plants. But isn't it a relief to know that you do not have to lug in your big Seibert & Rice terra cotta planters? Just follow these simple procedures and you can leave your Seibert & Rice terra cotta planters outdoors this winter.