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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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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 2 days ago 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 7 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sure takes a long time to bring on a new plant ... this new winter-hardy 'Nocturne' blueberry was nearly 20 years in the making. It was developed by scientists at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in one of their satellite locations in Chatsworth, New Jersey. The plant is self-pollinating and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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click images to enlarge I really like the hand-woven outdoor rugs from Harbour Outdoor of Australia. Very ecological as well. The fibers are made from one hundred percent recycled plastic bottles, and they are hand-woven by artisans in India. Check out the Harbour website here, download their catalogue, and if... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape architects aren't generally known for their expert plant knowledge, but one of the great exceptions is Edmund Hollander, who's been designing grand gardens with his business partner Maryanne Connelly since 1989 at Edmund Hollander Design. In his new book, The Good Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Edmund Hollander Design... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: thru November 1: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden Life, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden 718-817-8700 JULY Garden Dialogues: July 18, Lakeville, CT (LA Larry Weaner) July 19, Falls Village, CT (designed by AE Bye) July 18, Dedham, MA (LA Keith LeBlanc) July 18, Boston (Landworks Studio)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Whoever thought someone would make a movie about the creation of the gardens at Versailles? Opening July 26th is A Little Chaos, a feature film -- actually a romantic drama -- focusing on the major personalities involved in the building of Versailles. In the starring role is Kate Winslet as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you're like me, and you plant certain shrubs and flowers to attract hummingbirds -- what gardener wouldn't? -- you'll definitely want to check out this new Hummerbar. The two foot long version accommodates 22 hummers, and the four-foot long version takes twice as many. If you haven't seen it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Frick - Michael Bodycomb In a rare victory for preservationists, the Frick Collection in New York City dropped major expansion plans that would have demolished a garden and water lily pond designed by the renowned British landscape architect Russell Page. A statement posted online by the Frick said the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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The American Gardener May-June *Balcony gardens with almost everything you'd want *Best of the best in hydrangea choices *Irises for every site *Whimsical garden art Note: Subscription through AHS (American Horticultural Society) Sunset June *Design for a dog-friendly garden by landscape architect Karen Ford *How to deal with drought in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Meredith Harris Photographers Next time you're flying through Colorado, make sure you take in the huge lily sculpture at the Denver International Airport. Denver Lily is by Denver-based artist Price Davis, and it will be on display through July. The airport's art and culture manager, Chris Stevens, says the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Wishbone - click to enlarge What's not to love about these fab New York Chairs -- an update on the classic Adirondack -- from Wishbone Site Furnishings. First, they're made from recycled plastic -- 100 percent. And they themselves are 100% recyclable should you ever get sick of them.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events round the Country: thru November 1: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden Life, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden 718-817-8700 JUNE Garden Dialogues: NYC Area, Philadelphia Area, Washington DC Area Garden tours with the landscape architects who designed them, TCLF, 202-483-0553 June 4-6 Native Plants in the Landscape Conference, Millersville, PA... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Gardner Museum - click to enlarge Landscape architect Ken Smith has done it again ... this time it's Fenway Deity, installed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The inflatable medallion, suspended from a gold necklace, faces the Boston Fens and echoes the large wheel window on the... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Garden Design Spring *Containers by Larry Kornegay *A small, daydream garden in Cambridge, MA by Julie Moir Messervy *Plant collector's garden in Portland, OR by Garden Diva Designs *Bernard Trainor designs a rustic garden in Napa, CA to fit the landscape *Stephen Stimson designs a treehouse garden aloft in Philadelphia... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline