My idea of a good fix is planting a garden.
Xa Tollemache minced no words at her talk Tuesday night. She made it clear from the beginning, that gardening is her life.
Xa's description of a garden "A matrix of energy". A lot of energy is what you need to design gardens the size of Rhode Island. From Dunbeath Castle in Scotland (1860) to Wilton House in Salisbury (1653), Xa started at the top of Britian and worked her way down to southern end of the island.
Using house, landscape and the lives of the people living in the house, Xa's starting point is personal. This includes her way of describing plants: "Every plant has a shout out moment." And some "plants die very disgracefully. "