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Jane Berger
Woods Hole, MA
Jane Berger is a journalist and landscape designer.
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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
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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