Life with Father (1947). I watched this film as a child, and it probably influenced my love of houseplants and vased arrangements. The film features William Powell and Irene Dunne, plus two other flowers: white lilacs and a very young, and very funny, Elizabeth Taylor.
My House in Umbria (2003). I never tire of this HBO flick with Maggie Smith (at her tipsy best), and Italian landscapes and informal plantings that are to die for. Check out the lupins, larkspurs, and other colorful spires in Mrs. Delahunte’s garden. Smith’s longing for hollyhocks inspired me to winter-sow my own formidable crop this year.
Howard’s End (1992). If you love cottage gardens, roses, and the English countryside, this film is for you. Brilliant cinematography throughout.
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