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Jane Berger
Woods Hole, MA
Jane Berger is a journalist and landscape designer.
Interests: Facebook: Garden Design Online Twitter: GdnDesignOnline
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One thing about Essential Perennials is that it's essential -- maybe even mandatory -- for every designer to have a copy. Written by Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher, Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden (Timber Press, 2015) is a long-awaited update to a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at GardenDesignOnline
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ASLA - Scott Lewis LA - photo: Matthew Millman The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released its latest survey of landscape design trends -- with sustainability and low-maintenance leading the way for 2015. According to the survey, landscape architects say they are getting the greatest demand for ecologically... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: thru April 12, Orchid Daze: Pop!, Atlanta, GA Atlanta Botanical Garden, 404-876-5859 thru April 26, Orchid Show, Washington DC US National Museum of Natural History, US Botanic Garden, 202-225-8333 March 28, Garden Dialogues, FL Gulf Coast Special tours with landscape architects, TCLF, 202=483-0553 April 1,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: The Huntington - click to enlarge The Huntington's new education and visitor center opens to the public on April 4th, including six and a half acres of new gardens. The landscape, designed by Cheryl Barton, FASLA, of San Francisco, features a U-shaped covered loggia, a Garden Court and a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you've been to the High Line or Battery Park in NYC, or the Lurie Garden in Chicago, or if you're a landscape designer, then you know all about Dutch landscape designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf. But there's a lot -- and I mean a lot -- you don't know... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
March 26 Climate Change & the Future of Plant Life, Cambridge, MA 9AM-4:30PM, Symposium, New England Wildflower Society, 508-877-7630 March 27-29 Texas Home & Garden Show, Houston, TX George Brown Convention Center, 713-874-2231 Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: APLD-Gunn LA - click to enlarge If you've ever dreamed of living in Tribeca, this is what you'd want. And it's no wonder that Gunn Landscape Architecture of NYC won a gold award from APLD for the roof garden project. The roof garden is actually a 2600 sq. ft.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Perennial Plant Assn click to enlarge The Perennial Plant Association has selected Geranium xcantabrigiense 'Biokovo' as this year's winning perennial. Biokovo has delicately scented light pink flowers in spring, followed by gorgeous scarlet and orange fall color. It's a naturally occurring hybrid of Geranium dalmaticum and Geranium macrorrhizum that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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image: Star Roses The American Garden Rose Selections has announced its winning roses for 2016. These awards replace the old AARS rose selections, and three roses were selected in various categories. Dee-Lish® (Rosa 'Meiclusif' by Star Roses) was chosen for fragrance -- a strong verbena and citrus scent. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Almost everyone who visits Britain goes to the Cotswolds, renowned for its charming villages, antique shops, and magnificent gardens. Now, author Victoria Summerley provides an inside tour of some of the area's spectacular estate gardens, most of which are rarely open to the public. In Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
As we all know, (or are coming to know), healthy soils promote healthy plants ... and everyone in the business should be doing away with (if they haven't already), pesticides and fertilizers. GREAT article today in the New York Times about a North Dakota farmer who is preaching the message... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: Matthew Cunningham -click to enlarge Designer Matthew Cunningham won two gold awards from APLD this year, one for this project in the heart of Boston. The design scheme blends California-style outdoor living with a New England approach to the landscape. In the front yard, Cunningham installed new concrete walls... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, along with Andropogon Associates Ltd., received this year's top design award -- Designer of the Year -- from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). A team from Andropogon worked closely with a design team of architects, engineers & others on a $500,000... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Garden Design Early Spring 15 * Eight rules for professional designs * Designer Profile: Brandon Tyson * Designer Interview: Mikyoung Kim * Great gardens: Hawaii (R.L. Scott Seymour); LA (Andre Price Jackson); Florida (DWY Landscape Architects) *Plus plants, artists and much more. Landscape Architecture March 15 *Play areas that use... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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click on images to enlarge The top landscape prize at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show, not surprisingly, went to Leon Kluge Garden Design of South Africa. His firm's interpretation of the 2015 theme -- The Movies -- focused on the film "Maleficient." The movie featured Angelina Jolie in the starring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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It's all lights and action at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show, the oldest and biggest in the USA. Take the red carpet through the Art Deco theater entry, surrounded by roses named after Hollywood stars (Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Henry Fonda, Barbra Streisand), plus 1500 calla lilies, 1400... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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As I'm staring out at mountains of snow, it's hard to believe that anything is actually going to emerge from the ground. But there is always hope, and when I think of edible gardening, I always think of an acquaintance who grows more than enough to feed a family of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Dreaming about those baskets hanging from your front porch? Apparently, there's no relief from the cold weather in the northeast through the end of this month, so head to the New York Botanical Garden for a great preview of spring. The orchid show this year is "Chandeliers," and the garden's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Lights, the Red Carpet, even celebrities ... it's all there at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show, "Celebrate the Movies." The Rose Garden will feature roses named after stars of the screen, including Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda and Barbra Streisand. Exhibits by professional floral and landscape designers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected events from around the country: Exhibitions: thru March 8, Orchid Mania, Cleveland, OH Cleveland Botanical Garden, 216-721-1600 thru March 15, Orchid Show, Glencoe, IL Chicago Botanic Garden, 847-835-5440 thru March 22, Orchid Show, St. Louis, MO Missouri Botanical Garden, 314-577-5100 thru March 29, Orchid Extravaganza, Kennett Square, PA Longwood... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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It's just one of those things. If you're a professional designer, it's all well and good to read about projects designed by true experts, but what you really want is to see a copy of the master plan. In this new book, Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Last summer, on a garden tour in Boston's South End, I was entranced by the story of four families who years ago took down the fences separating their back townhouse gardens. This photo was taken from the first garden, looking across to the other three. This small garden has a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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At this time of year and with many parts of the country buried in snow, who wouldn't be dreaming of spring? And if you're dreaming of spring, your thoughts might naturally turn to Paris. So what better way to banish those winter doldrums than with a copy of In &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Connolly - APLD As far as gardens go, the trend continues toward outdoor living and entertainment. The new trends report from the Garden Media Group says US demand for outdoor products will total almost $7 billion in 2015, and outdoor rooms are considered very important by at least 74... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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The American Gardener Jan-Feb 15 *How to grow native Western wildflowers in other parts of the country *New plants for 2015: shrubs, trees, perennials, vines, edibles *Weeping trees that make beautiful landscape focal points Sunset Feb 15 *Garden Tips: accessorize planters -- or plants with green or blue glass floats... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline