Catherine Fitzsimmons lives in a tiny building in Brooklyn Heights, with a first floor measuring just around 200 square feet and an even smaller bedroom area the floor above that. Given that she shares the space with only a cat and it's deceptively bucolic location, she's made it work. Furnishing the space exclusively with "gifts and finds", it's adorned with family treasures like an early 1800's french clock, assorted China, Waterford goblets, photos and a diploma bestowed onto her great-aunt after whom Catherine was named. Of course a landscaper is going to have plants, and she has a "miniature botanical garden" filled with golden forsythia, azaleas, hydrangeas and tons more.
· The Almost Landless Gardener [NYT]