Flower Magazine

MAR-APR 2019

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A Rhode Island garden reveals the beauty of allowing place to take precedence By TOVAH MARTIN Photography by KINDRA CLINEFF S GIOIA BROWNE SET TO WORK creating gardens around her new home at an old farmstead, she was guided by her strong sense of style and savvy feel for color. But paramount in her priorities was always a reverence for stewardship because Little Compton, Rhode Island, has a beauty worth preserving. Although the late 17 th -century farmhouse was likely one of the first homes in Little Compton, the land was what initially drew Jim Marsh to the 13.5- acre property. While living next door, he leapt at the opportunity to buy it in 2001 before it came on the market. That same year, he met Browne, who worked in Boston but summered nearby. By 2006, they had married and joined forces to steer the land toward a unified vision, with advice from design experts. "This is basically a country house surrounded by working fields," says Browne. Farmed until the 1930s, the landscape was accented by various

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