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On the Porch with Daniel Nolan

Produced by Clara Haneberg

On a warm summer day, you can find me: Relaxing with a book. I love pruning and poking around gardens in the evening.

Ever been stung by a bee? It's been a while, but yes.

Sweet tea or lemonade? Tea, but definitely not sweet.

As a kid, I loved playing __________ outdoors. I loved building forts in the woods around our house growing up.

In my garden I grow: Cactus and staghorn ferns primarily.

For me, outdoor design is: Always on my mind, I'm constantly noticing and picking up new ideas.

My biggest outdoor fiasco involved: Maybe a rose garden—my first and last!

My favorite memory of being outdoors is: My parents would have amazing family dinners during the summer on our deck at the lake, and I still remember those meals so vividly.

Sunglasses, floppy hot, SPF—or all three? Anyone that knows me—it's sunglasses all the way.

You won a free ticket to any outdoor destination, you pick: Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town, South Africa.

The ideal weather forecast is: I love the sun, so anything above 80 degrees and sunny puts me in the best mood.

Every outdoor space should have: The things that you personally love.

My favorite outdoor activity is: Puttering around my garden or my friends'/clients' gardens with a glass of wine in my hand.

What I love most about entertaining outdoors is: I'm pretty casual so I like people making themselves comfortable and relaxing.

Who would you invite to your dream alfresco dinner party? I love anyone that can talk plants and gossip at the same time.

Every good outdoor gathering has: No mosquitoes and good margaritas.

Everything is ______ outdoors. More inspiring.