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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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I can't decide which of these two books I like better -- so maybe both would be welcome under the Christmas tree. Both are from British authors. The Japanese Garden (Phaidon, 2017) Garden designer Sophie Walker emphases themes that explore major elements in Japanese design in this comprehensive survey of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at GardenDesignOnline
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Offerings from the New York Botanical Garden Shop. Blue Rose Liberte Planter A planter made for trendy succulents ... with drainage holes in the bottom. Great for air plants as well as succulents, 3.25 inches in diameter, and it comes in several other designs & colors. Monstera Leaf Placemat For... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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Gardening with Foliage First: 127 Dazzling Combinations that Pair the Beauty of Leaves with Flowers, Bark, Berries, and More (Timber Press, 2017) Another terrific book from authors Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz ... practical, crammed with important information to turn your designs into spectacular shows. My full review is here.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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All from the Huntington Online Shop in San Marino, CA. Butterfly Gingko Serving Bowl by designer Michael Aram As the Huntington puts it, the Butterfly Ginkgo Collection celebrates the representation of flora as fauna. The hand-crafted bowl is made from stainless steel, natural and oxidized brass and measures 9 x... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes (Timber Press, 2017) It's an art museum, it's a community space, a botanical garden suspended above the streets, an escape from the city. Focus: Plantings by Piet Oudolf, with gorgeous photos by Rick Darke. It's the story of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY Exhibitions: Through Jan 12, 2018, The Landscape Arch. Legacy of Dan Kiley, Milwaukee, WI Univ of Wisc School of Arch. & Urban Planning thru August 31, 2018, "Cultivating America's Gardens," Washington DC National Museum of American History, sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens & Smithsonian Libraries, 202-633-1522 Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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There are many books on Japanese gardens, but not many that let you know with clarity what it all means, from the ancient historic gardens throughout the country to the contemporary ones today. In The Japanese Garden (Phaidon, 2017), British garden designer Sophie Walker surveys 92 gardens spanning 1200 years... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Japanese Embassy in Washington DC opens an exhibit on November 15, 2017 on "Art from the Garden: Ceramics & Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane." The show runs through December 27, 2017. Keane, a landscape architect whose artworks are inspired by nature... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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As designers, we all look to California gardens for inspiration. The designs are always magical, somehow, and the myriad plant combinations make all of us envious. So, in their latest book, Private Gardens of the Bay Area (Monacelli Press, 2017), authors Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner, (with stunning images by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape Architecture November *See my article : All About Bamboo *See my article on Smithsonian Gardens Exhibition *Great new streetscape in Salt Lake City *Cities of tomorrow & self-driving cars Horticulture Nov-Dec *The geographic movement of trees - west and north *New plant introductions for 2018 *Award-winning plants *Grasses to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: Lauren Stimson, ASLA It's not often you get the chance to restore a historic landscape with links to the Gilded Age, the beginning of Acadia National Park in Maine, and a land preservation movement in New England. Stephen Stimson Associates won an Honor Award for the five-acre site once... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you've ever wanted an inside look at the gardens of creative minds, look no further than The Secret Gardeners: Britain's Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries (Frances Lincoln, 2017) by garden journalist Victoria Summerley and photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas. The idea behind the book is that creative artists are likely... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY Exhibitions: Oct 30-Jan 12, 2018, The Landscape Arch. Legacy of Dan Kiley, Milwaukee, WI Univ of Wisc School of Arch. & Urban Planning thru August 31, 2018, "Cultivating America's Gardens," Washington DC National Museum of American History, sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens & Smithsonian Libraries, 202-633-1522 Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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Seibert Rice has a series of new terra cotta containers created by some of the county's top designers. photos: Seibert Rice - click to enlarge Column Pot by Billy Cotton Brooklyn-based Billy Cotton is a multi-disciplinary design firm spanning architecture, furniture, interiors, lighting, product design, and now, garden accessories. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Nancy Slade, TCLF The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has released "Landslide 2017," and this year's theme is "Open Season on Open Space." Battery Park City in lower Manhattan (shown above) is among more than 15 significant cultural landscapes in danger throughout the United States, threatened by development, confiscation, extraction... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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You could not get better advice about re-doing your garden than from Bobbie Schwartz, a fellow and former president of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and long-time author and award-winning designer. In her latest book, Garden Renovation: Transform Your Yard Into the Garden of Your Dreams (Timber Press,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Dallas Arboretum Now open at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden: A Tasteful Place: a 3.5 acre edible display garden complete with lagoon and lovely walkways that meander between the beds of flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruit trees and more. The lead designers were Rob Rider and Leah Hales of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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Unless you live in New York City and walk the High Line on a regular basis, you'll miss some of its most notable highlights. But now, plantsman and designer Piet Oudolf and photographer Rick Darke have teamed up to clue you in on its separate gardens and the plants that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape Architecture October *Interview with Glen Dake of LA's Dake Luna Consultants *LA Pamela Burton's layered designs *Studio-MLA's sports stadiums *GLS Landscape Architecture's Innovation Redevelopment of a Public Housing Project Garden Design Autumn *Great American Native Trees for Any Size Garden *A Backyard Farm in Ojai, CA *A Wooded, Flower-filled... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Charles Birnbaum, TCLF The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has just released a new, updated What's Out There Guide to Chicago. It's everything you want to know about the landscapes of Chicago, history to present day -- and you'll find out who were the prime movers and shakers in making... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Oct 29, Artworks & more by Dale Chihuly, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 Oct 30-Jan 12, 2018, The Landscape Arch. Legacy of Dan Kiley, Milwaukee, WI Univ of Wisc School of Arch. & Urban Planning thru August 31, 2018, "Cultivating America's Gardens,"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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I don't exactly know where my love of plants and landscapes came from, but the Little House books were among my very favorites as a child. One or two came every year as Christmas or birthday presents, and I devoured them all. In her latest book, The World of Laura... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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The Garden Media Group has released its annual Garden Trends Report for 2018 ... this year focusing on gardens as "Nature's RX for Mental Wellness." Quoting the WHO, the report says anxiety will be the number one health issue by 2030, but as most gardeners know, gardens are the place... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), has released a series of free online design guides to help homeowners create and install landscapes that increase energy efficiency, improve water management, use low-impact materials and design for ecological impact. Marmol Radziner courtesy ASLA These four guides in the series are comprehensive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline