My Garden in a Magazine

Anyone who has seen the weeds in my yard in person (or scrolls down to look at the photos) will chuckle to see that my garden has been featured in a British magazine for expats who live in France.

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And here is the article itself – probably too tiny for you to read. But never fear! You can buy your own copy!


Living France is the essential guide for anyone who dreams of a new life in France. Published 13 times a year, it is packed with detailed guides to the best locations to start your new life, inspirational stories from expats already living across the Channel and invaluable expert advice on everything from legal and financial issues to property and renovation. Available in selected WHSmith, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and independent newsagents, the magazine is also sold online on or you can take advantage of our subscription offers on

Visit our website for more great articles about France.

* This is not a sponsored post, and I was not paid for my article or to promote the magazine.

But weeds, notwithstanding, I was very honoured to be featured. And the garden is a source of pleasure for me – I love watching everything come up, and tasting the fruits of our labor.

Now in current garden news, the strawberries are ripening.

imageAnd the tomatoes are climbing.

imageThe jasmine is weaving.


and the irises are standing.

imageThe calla lilies are debuting (seriously for the first time)

imageand the peonies are budding.

imageThe sage is flowering

imageAnd the roses are opening.

imageAnd God is just filling the canvas with something new every day.


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I am the daughter of a symphony musician who was raised in upstate New York, and I simply breathe all things classical, be it music or 19th century literature (English and Russian). I married Sir Renaissance in New York City, and before I knew it, he had swept me up and brought me back home to his own country. So here we are. Three children, a rather ordinary life in a rather exceptional place. I am now ‘A Lady in France.’

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8 comments on “My Garden in a Magazine
  1. Elaine A. says:

    Your garden is gorgeous and full of abundant life, Jennie! Congratulations! :)
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  2. Gina says:

    Beautiful garden! Congrats on being featured in a magazine!
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  3. Tamara says:

    Congrats! Gardening takes hard work and it’s nice to be recognized for it.
    Our strawberries are about to be blooming – they need a week or two. They are flowering right now and we’re thinking about how to keep the birds out! Nets? Constant vigilance?
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  4. Kim says:

    How wonderful! Our garden centers are just getting set up and the leaves are barely showing on the trees here. Spring gets off to a late start but boy, am I ever glad to see it! Your garden is such an inspiration to brown-thumbed me. :)
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  5. like I said,
    you like in Paradise!! xx
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  6. Mary Collins says:

    Nice garden, Jennie. Congratulations on the feature. Things are starting to bloom in my garden. Don’t worry about the weeds. They are part of life in the garden.
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  7. KC says:

    You have a nice looking garden. I am hoping eventually I will quit killing things and actually have a garden as well lol. Congratulations on being in a magazine, how exciting!
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  8. Kimberly says:

    That is phenomenal!! I’m so proud of you!!
    I hope that I can get my garden into shape this year. I mean, after my kid practically destroyed it with tanks and bulldozers. Le sigheeee :)
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