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Jane Berger
Woods Hole, MA
Jane Berger is a journalist and landscape designer.
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Just wait. If The Colors of Nature: Subtropical Gardens by Raymond Jungles (Monacelli Press, 2008) is one of your favorite books -- it's certainly one of mine -- you will definitely want to add his latest to your collection. In his new book, The Cultivated Wild: Gardens and Landscapes by... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at GardenDesignOnline
These lovely new roses are from Star Roses & Plants ... available sparingly at garden retail centers in 2016, so shop for them early and shop in well-known retail garden centers. photos: Star -- click to enlarge Apricots n' Cream™ (Rosa 'Meihyalfeu') A gorgeous new hybrid tea hybridized by Meilland... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Designers: Two books you really can't do without -- and two that would make a fabulous holiday gift for any designer or sophisticated gardener on your list. Landscape architect Thomas Rainer is well-known to most of us through his very thoughtful, popular and instructive blog, Grounded Design. But now, Rainer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Thru May 1, 2016, Landscape Architecture of Oehme van Sweden, Washington DC Exhibition, National Building Museum, 202-272-2448 Nov 2, "Before the Memorial," Bronx, NY 6:30PM Lecture, Landscape Architect Peter Walker, Scandinavia House, NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 Nov 2, "Before the Memorial, LA Peter Walker, New... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
photos courtesy National Building Museum It's the 25th anniversary of Bold Romantic Gardens: The New World Landscape of Oehme and Van Sweden by the late landscape architects Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden -- the book that defined their New American Garden style and revolutionized landscape design across the country.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Who knew there were so many different kinds of moss? Author Annie Martin, founder of Mountain Moss Enterprises, definitely knows the subject. Now, in The Magical World of Moss Gardening (Timber Press, 2015), Annie shares her expertise so that you, too, can recognize different mosses and learn how to grow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Landscape Architecture October This is the annual awards issue ... this year, 34 top landscape architecture projects are honored in various categories .... General Design, Residential Design, Research, Analysis & Planning, and Communications. And student awards are also featured in this issue. Not one you'll want to miss. The American... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
photos: Hocker Design Group - click to enlarge As the awards jury put it, "Impeccably detailed everywhere." This project by the Hocker Design Group in Dallas took the top Award of Excellence in the Residential Design Category. It's a seven acre site in Trinidad, TX, just above Cedar Creek Lake.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
MIssed some of those terrific lectures by the world's top landscape architects at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston? If you can't make it up to Boston for them, you can listen to past ones on the museum's website. Check out lectures from 2014 to present here featuring such... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
This book is a celebration of renowned female landscape designers from around the world -- the best from the beginning of the 20th century until today. In Women Garden Designers: 1900 to the Present (Antique Collector's Club, 2015), garden historian and author Kristina Taylor profiles 31 distinguished women and some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Oct 1, Sustainable Site Design Basics, Framingham, MA 9:30AM-4:30PM, Workshop, Garden In the Woods, 508-877-7630 October 3-4, Garden Conservancy Open Days Tours: CT, NC, PA, TX CT: Fairfield, New London, Westport; PA: PHiladelphia; NC: Raleigh, TX: Fort Worth October 5, Looking for Meaning: Man-Made Landscapes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
If you've ever wondered how designers like Piet Oudolf and other Dutch Wave notables -- or designers of grand-scale meadows -- achieve that naturalistic look -- then this is the book for you. In Cultivating Chaos: How to Enrich Landscapes with Self-Seeding Plants (Timber Press, 2015), German garden editor Jonas... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) has announced its winning rose selections for 2016. You may recall that the national testing organization for roses, AARS, (All America Rose Selections) went out business three years ago, and AGRS was formed in its wake. AGRS is a non-profit organization, a consortium of rose... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Some of America's most iconic gardens have been nearly lost due to neglect, creeping development, and lack of funds to maintain them. But many have been saved by dedicated local preservationists, The Garden Conservancy, The Garden Club of America, and many others. Now, in Rescuing Eden: Preserving America's Historic Gardens... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Thru November 1: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden Life, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden 718-817-8700 Garden Dialogues - various locations and dates in U.S. Landscape architects discuss their projects on site. The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Sept 26: Chicago. 202-483-0553 Sept 2-3, Landscape Expo, Long Beach, CA... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
photos: click to enlarge Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Pittsburgh, PA I'd never visited Phipps until last June, and it was a revelation. Pictured here is the 120+ year-old glasshouse, but who would guess that the new visitor center below the dome, which opened in 2005, was the first one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
You might not want to plant this in your garden, as it can be invasive, but I can see a few pots on the patio filled with Sweet Grass (Hierochloe odorata). A team of American chemists say they have identified compounds in Sweet Grass that keep mosquitoes and other biting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
images: Metropolis Magazine - click to enlarge Designer Brad Ascalon and interior designer Ghislaine Viñas won the Editor's Award for Best Outdoor Design at ICFF (the International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York City last May. They collaborated on a collection for Loll Designs, a firm they admired for its... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
If you haven't yet done a tour of Irish gardens, this book will encourage you to start planning a trip asap. And what's so different than those British gardens? Well, for starters, rugged landscapes, and amazing, exotic plants that thrive due to the drift of the Gulf Stream. In The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Check out the blog of Kalamazoo Gourmet ... where top landscape architects are offering advice on how to design outdoor kitchens. photo: Russ Cletta Design Studio Latest posts from LA Russ Cletta of Russ Cletta Design Studio in Venice, CA his three design tips here. And LA Eric Groft of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Sunset August *Drought-tolerant landscape in Menlo Park by LA Keith Willig Landscape design on the diagonal * Gilded containers * Miniature oasis for birds * Beach in the backyard by designer Molly Wood Fine Gardening October (Always a little ahead of Schedule) * Formal but natural garden design * Ferns... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: thru November 1: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden Life, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden 718-817-8700 Garden Dialogues - various locations and dates in U.S. Landscape architects discuss their projects on site. The Cultural Landscape Foundation. August 8 & Aug 22: Denver & Aspen. 202-483-0553 August 1-2... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
ON VACATION ... for a few weeks ... enjoy your summer ... and please browse back articles. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Garden Design Summer 2015 *A Texas Hill Country native landscape by Studio Outside of Dallas *A wild and windswept garden on Washington state's San Juan Island by LA Rich Haag photo courtesy Garden Design - click to enlarge A classic masterpiece designed by the late Dan Kiley ... "Patterns," the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
I've had this book for years, and now it's been re-issued by the New York Review of Books. The author, of course, is Katherine S. White, long-time fiction editor for The New Yorker, and it contains a number of gardening-related columns that she wrote for that magazine. In her book,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline