in preparation for a summer soiree,
landscape designer Louis Raymond
festooned an outdoor table with
cuttings from his expansive garden in
Hopkinton, Rhode Island. A dinner
guest (facing page) steps on to the
terrace, where 'Bracken's Brown
Beauty' Southern magnolia is
espaliered against the house. The
spiky, small blossoms of 'White Ball'
butterfly bush line the path.