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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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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 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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We all know the gardens on the garden bucket list: Sissinghurst, Dumbarton Oaks, Ryoan-ji. But what about the ones you don't even know about that are certainly worth a visit. In Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens (Phaidon Press, 2018), more than 250 gardens are profiled, gardens that... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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Fine Gardening May-June *New Plants for 2018 *Designing with Color *Welcoming Front Yard Entries *Natives for the Sunny Border Horticulture May June *Perfect Plant Pairings *Tiny plants - big impact *Profile: Houmas House & Gardens, LA *Plants for sun or shade *Annuals to Embrace Landscape Architecture May *An elevated expressway... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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image from NYBG Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i May 19-October 28, 2018 New York Botanical Garden A major exhibition on American artist Georgia O'Keeffe's nine-week visit to Hawaii in 1939 opens May 19 at the New York Botanical Garden. The exhibition includes a display of flora unique to Hawaii in... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you've never been to Heronswood, here's another chance -- well worth it. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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You may think you can't grow palms, but yes, there are some that survive winter temperatures down to zero degrees centigrade, more than survive down to 10 or 15 degrees, and well, the planet is warming. So you may want to take a good look at Designing with Palms (Timber... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY Exhibitions: thru August 31, 2018, "Cultivating America's Gardens," Washington DC National Museum of American History, sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens & Smithsonian Libraries, 202-633-1522 Events: May 2, "Form & Function on the High Line," Cambridge, MA 7pm, Lecture, Cambridge Public Library, 781-790-8921 May 4-6, Garden Art &... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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I bet you've never seen the Westside Community Garden, NYC's smallest public garden on 56th St. betweeen 9th & 10th, or the rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. New York is awash in gardens, and while this lovely book, City Green: Public Gardens of New York (Monacelli Press, 2018)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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ASLA, Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture, photo: Ngoc Mingh Ngo The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released its 2018 survey, and PR manager Karen Grajales says one possible conclusion is that "Sustainability is a key trend when it comes to residential landscapes -- as well as space for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape Architecture April *Revered National Bonsai Collection Has a New Home -- by yours truly *In Santa Fe, old acequias inspire new ways to handle stormwater *A healing garden for patients in crisis *Bringing a sprawling campus down to scale Garden Design Spring *Seamless transition inside-out in a rural Virginia... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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What designer is not a fan of Steve Martino? And this book tells you everything you want to know about the ways to achieve harmony between residence and garden and the landscape beyond. In Desert Gardens of Steve Martino (Monacelli Press, 2018), author Caren Yglesias and photographer Steve Gunther outline... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Orchid Shows: thru April 1, Orchid Daze, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA 404-876-5859 thru April 8, Orchid Spectrum, US Botanic Garden, Washington DC 202-225-8333 March 3-April 22, The Orchid Show, NY Botanical Garden, 718-718-8700 Events: April 4, "Revealing a Sense of Place," Cambridge, MA 7pm,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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New Plants this year from Bailey Nurseries: photos: Bailey Nurseries First Editions® Virtual Violet® Lilac (Syringa 'Bailbridget' PPAF) An upright stunning lilac with shiny new leaves that emerge violet, deep purple stems, violet leaf petioles and of course violet flowers. Mildew free, it reaches a height of six to eight... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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Hard to find a better example of a flowering Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas) -- this one at American University in Washington DC -- flowering beautifully on March 11th -- yes, quite early for this tree, even though it's a very early bloomer. It's one of the earliest flowering trees... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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If there's no way to save endangered species, we can at least document their existence, and that's exactly what A Tribute to Flowers: Plants Under Pressure (teNeues, 2018) does. Photographer Richard Fischer has taken it upon himself over the past 15 years to bring endangered flowers into his photo studio... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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click on photos to enlarge This year's Philadelphia Flower Show -- Wonders of Water -- takes you to the tropics as you enter the show -- through cascades of colorful blooms hanging above and surrounding you on all sides, complete with the sound of tropical birds. As you walk through... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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NYBG Orchid Show March 3-April 22, 2018 This year's orchid show at the NY Botanical Garden is designed by acclaimed Belgian floral designer Daniel Ost. He's been called the world's leading flower designer, and his orchid creations at the NYBG will complement the Victorian style of the Enid Haupt Conservatory... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY Exhibitions: thru August 31, 2018, "Cultivating America's Gardens," Washington DC National Museum of American History, sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens & Smithsonian Libraries, 202-633-1522 ORCHID SHOWS: thru March 11, Orchid Mania, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 216-721-1600 thru March 25, Orchid Extravaganza, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 610-388-1000 thru... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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This year's Philadelphia Flower Show -- "Wonders of Water" -- is a testimonial to the important role it plays in our everyday lives and in our environment. Visitors to this year's show enter under a canopy of hanging flowers backed by a 25-foot waterfall cascading into a pool below from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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click to enlarge Someday, you should meet Nick McCullough of McCullough's Landscape and Nursery LLC in New Albany, Ohio. He designs high-end gardens, has three million+ followers on Pinterest, writes a blog -- Thinking Outside the Boxwood -- and is a hands-on plant person. In a recent presentation to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
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These new plants this year from Spring Meadow Nursery. Images: Spring Meadow Nursery Tandoori Orange® Linden Viburnum (Viburnum dilatatum 'SMNVDMDO') Wow..a linden viburnum with orange fruits and fall color, plus outstanding white blooms in spring. It's tolerant of shade and deer-resistant as well. It's six to eight feet tall and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline