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Jane Berger
Woods Hole, MA
Jane Berger is a journalist and landscape designer.
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photos 1 & 2: Leonid Furmansky/ASLA click to enlarge This residence in Austin, TX, won the top award for residential design in this year's ASLA professional awards. The Word & Carr Design Group took advantage of a steep slope on a degraded lot of less than half an acre to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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Wall sculptures for the garden are not exactly easy to find, but this new one called Mudra is from TerraSculpture, designed by designed and fabricated in copper by Jennifer Gilbert and Mario Lopez. It's just 22 inches high, 40 wide and 10 inches deep, and to my way of thinking,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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Garden Design Autumn Sadly, this is the last printed issue of Garden Design... from now on, it's available online only. This last issue focuses on the joy of bulbs ... so plenty of info on color, combos, planting, containers. And ... a wonderful feature on four California designs of LA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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Well, you have to admit: not everyone can afford garden hats and smocks designed particularly for you by Givenchy. But Bunny Mellon could. And she could also have as many gardens as she wanted. Married to philanthropist Paul Mellon, Rachel "Bunny" Mellon designed gardens at their homes in New York,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Exhibitions: thru Oct 28: Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 Sept 12-Nov 17: Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, Boston, MA TCLF, 202-483-0553 Events: Garden Dialogues: Garden tours with landscape architects, TCLF, 202-483-0553 Oct 14, Pasadena, CA: Hindry House , 3-5pm. Oct 15, Washington DC: Washington... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: EarthCam via TCLF There just aren't many landscapes designed by James Rose -- one of the 20th century's premier landscape architects -- that are out there to visit. BUT ... as reported by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), Texwipe, in Upper Saddle River, NJ, has now been restored by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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You may think you've seen them all -- Dumbarton Oaks, Sissinghurst, Versailles, Ryoan-ji and many more. But how many of you have visited Junto Farm in the Hudson Valley of NY or Parc Clichy-Batignolles/Martin Luther King in Paris, Orpheus at Boughton House in Northamptonshire, UK or Gardens by the Bay... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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Jackson & Perkins has just released a new rose in partnership with Four Roses® Kentucky Bourbon to commemorate the brand's 130th anniversary. Of course there's a legend that goes along with it: the brand's founder sent a proposal to a lovely woman, and she replied that if her answer were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Oct 28: Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 Sept 12-Nov 17: Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, Boston, MA TCLF, 202-483-0553 Events: Garden Dialogues: Garden tours with landscape architects, TCLF, 202-483-0553 Sept 15, 8-10am, Denver, CO: Children's Museum of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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There are certain plants that let you know just exactly where you are, and here on Cape Cod (Woods Hole, MA, to be precise), late summer means peegee hydrangeas, which look better here than anywhere else I've ever seen them. They are ubiquitous in August, and when they're planted en... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Please enjoy the archives, and see you all in a few weeks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape Architecture August * The Nature Conservancy gets a 24,000 acre property in Southern California -- the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve -- the largest single donation the organization has ever received. * The Berger Partnership transforms a fruit company compound in Yakima, Washington in a landscape of native plantings.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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This is a book about a private garden in Fairfield, Connecticut, that I believe any designer would like to visit. Who knows if it will ever be open for tours, but perhaps this book will persuade the owners to at least permit professionals to see it on occasion. In the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Oct 28: Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 thru August 31: "Cultivating America's Gardens," Washington DC National Museum of American History, sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens & Smithsonian Libraries, 202-633-1522 Events: Throughout August: Garden Conservancy Special Events Aug 4-5 Garden... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: Matthew Cunningham - click to enlarge Landscape Architect Matthew Cunningham won APLD 2018 gold awards for these two residential projects, this one in Westport, MA. The owners of "Camp Brown" on the Westport River wanted a three-season family retreat sans the leaking and dilapidated pool. Cunningham designed a modern... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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click images to enlarge This is the newly-designed front yard garden of Cathy Carr, APLD, in Silver Spring, Maryland, which she graciously opened to members and other local designers earlier this summer. The real focus is the backyard, where there's a lovely studio at the rear, a firepit where guests... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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As with everything Martha, I almost defy you to try and re-create what she's accomplished with flowers. Among her favorites, outlined in Martha's Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying (Clarkson Potter, 2018) are daffodils, peonies, roses of course, hydrangeas, lilies, black-eyed susans, and dahlias. Just to mention... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape Architecture July 2018 *My article on Palm Trees (& shrubs) ... design with them farther north than you think! *Crescent Park in New Orleans by Hargreaves & Associates ... past and future. *Lights: Sconces, pendants, and other lovely fixtures Garden Design Summer 2018 *A low-fuss, lovely garden in Austin,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Oct 28: Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 thru August 31, 2018, "Cultivating America's Gardens," Washington DC National Museum of American History, sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens & Smithsonian Libraries, 202-633-1522 Events: Garden Conservancy Special Programs throughout the month July... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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This book is the story of two people following a life-long dream: to live in the natural world and earn a living from it, to create landscapes of impossible beauty. In A Tapestry Garden: The Art of Weaving Plants and Place (Timber Press, 2018), Marietta and Ernie O'Byrne explain how,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: APLD/Grace Design Associates Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates in Santa Barbara, CA, is this year's APLD Design of the Year. Grace won a gold award for her "Sycamore Canyon" design ... right across the street from Lotusland. As Grace notes on her website, "...OF COURSE we like to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape Architecture June *Designing Playgrounds for Kids who have trouble with sensory processing. *#MeToo in the Design Workplace *Oehme, Van Sweden of Washington DC designs a huge art complex in Montana The American Gardener May-June *All the new Magnolia Cultivars *Designing Containers with the focus on Foliage *Design: Bench Solutions... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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There are lots of reasons people hate or simply can't garden outdoors: too hot, too cold, apartment living, yards too small, physical incapacity. If your landscape is one of those, then this is the book for you. Horticulturist and indoor plant expert Leslie Halleck, in Gardening Under Lights: The Complete... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Deborah Nevins & Associates May 31, Landscape Designer Deborah Nevins, New Canaan, CT 5:30-8pm, The Glass House, Lecture, Landscape Tour, Reception 203-594-9884 Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Oct 28: Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 thru August 31, 2018, "Cultivating America's Gardens," Washington DC National Museum of American History, sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens & Smithsonian Libraries, 202-633-1522 Events: NOTE: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper: Special Events at... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline