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Jane Berger
Woods Hole, MA
Jane Berger is a journalist and landscape designer.
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photos: Thorne, APLD Landscape architect David Thorne won a 2015 gold award for this 10 acre reclamation project in Lafayette, CA. The goal was to restore and repopulate the landscape with oaks and native grasses and provide the clients with a sustainable retreat, complete with pool, entertaining areas and an... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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NYBG Antiques Show & Sale April 24-26 It's the 23rd annual Antique Garden Furniture Fair, with tons of offerings from more than 30 vendors. It's the largest garden antiques fair in the country, with some of the finest items available. The granite lanterns shown here, offered by Village Braider Antiques... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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If you want to know who's who in the world of contemporary British garden design, this is definitely the book for you. Some designers will likely be familiar to you -- Tom Stuart Smith, Dan Pearson, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Andy Sturgeon, just to mention a few -- but there are scores... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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images: APLD-St. John click to enlarge Patricia St. John of St. John Landscapes is an expert at designing small, relatively inexpensive gardens. She won another APLD gold award this year for City Gem, a 1250 sq. foot garden in San Francisco with views of the city. St. John installed a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Shigeru Yamanaka Maybe it sounds a little far-fetched, but by the end of the century, we may be planting acres of certain plants to alleviate a water shortage. Researchers at Japan's Shinshu University studied plants with tiny conical "hairs" or microfibers on the surface of leaves and they believe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Sunset April *Native Plants: *Designer Lauren Springer Ogden's Plains Sanctuary in Fort Collins, CO; *LA Tom Rau's Coastal Retreat in Los Angeles; *Desert Drama by LA Steve Martino in Paradise Valley, AZ; *Suburban Woodland in Shoreline, WA. Landscape Architecture April * Chicago's 2.7 mile elevated rail park, the 606, opens... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Some nice planters now by Campania International click to enlarge Corrales Planter Sandblasted Terra Cotta 11.5 inches wide x 11.75 inches high or 7.5 wide by 8 inches high Attractive pattern, fits nicely with a modern landscape Tall Ipanema Planters I'm in love with tall planters, and these two would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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One thing about Essential Perennials is that it's essential -- maybe even mandatory -- for every designer to have a copy. Written by Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher, Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden (Timber Press, 2015) is a long-awaited update to a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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ASLA - Scott Lewis LA - photo: Matthew Millman The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released its latest survey of landscape design trends -- with sustainability and low-maintenance leading the way for 2015. According to the survey, landscape architects say they are getting the greatest demand for ecologically... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: thru April 12, Orchid Daze: Pop!, Atlanta, GA Atlanta Botanical Garden, 404-876-5859 thru April 26, Orchid Show, Washington DC US National Museum of Natural History, US Botanic Garden, 202-225-8333 March 28, Garden Dialogues, FL Gulf Coast Special tours with landscape architects, TCLF, 202=483-0553 April 1,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: The Huntington - click to enlarge The Huntington's new education and visitor center opens to the public on April 4th, including six and a half acres of new gardens. The landscape, designed by Cheryl Barton, FASLA, of San Francisco, features a U-shaped covered loggia, a Garden Court and a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you've been to the High Line or Battery Park in NYC, or the Lurie Garden in Chicago, or if you're a landscape designer, then you know all about Dutch landscape designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf. But there's a lot -- and I mean a lot -- you don't know... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
March 26 Climate Change & the Future of Plant Life, Cambridge, MA 9AM-4:30PM, Symposium, New England Wildflower Society, 508-877-7630 March 27-29 Texas Home & Garden Show, Houston, TX George Brown Convention Center, 713-874-2231 Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: APLD-Gunn LA - click to enlarge If you've ever dreamed of living in Tribeca, this is what you'd want. And it's no wonder that Gunn Landscape Architecture of NYC won a gold award from APLD for the roof garden project. The roof garden is actually a 2600 sq. ft.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Perennial Plant Assn click to enlarge The Perennial Plant Association has selected Geranium xcantabrigiense 'Biokovo' as this year's winning perennial. Biokovo has delicately scented light pink flowers in spring, followed by gorgeous scarlet and orange fall color. It's a naturally occurring hybrid of Geranium dalmaticum and Geranium macrorrhizum that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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image: Star Roses The American Garden Rose Selections has announced its winning roses for 2016. These awards replace the old AARS rose selections, and three roses were selected in various categories. Dee-Lish® (Rosa 'Meiclusif' by Star Roses) was chosen for fragrance -- a strong verbena and citrus scent. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Almost everyone who visits Britain goes to the Cotswolds, renowned for its charming villages, antique shops, and magnificent gardens. Now, author Victoria Summerley provides an inside tour of some of the area's spectacular estate gardens, most of which are rarely open to the public. In Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
As we all know, (or are coming to know), healthy soils promote healthy plants ... and everyone in the business should be doing away with (if they haven't already), pesticides and fertilizers. GREAT article today in the New York Times about a North Dakota farmer who is preaching the message... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: Matthew Cunningham -click to enlarge Designer Matthew Cunningham won two gold awards from APLD this year, one for this project in the heart of Boston. The design scheme blends California-style outdoor living with a New England approach to the landscape. In the front yard, Cunningham installed new concrete walls... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, along with Andropogon Associates Ltd., received this year's top design award -- Designer of the Year -- from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). A team from Andropogon worked closely with a design team of architects, engineers & others on a $500,000... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Garden Design Early Spring 15 * Eight rules for professional designs * Designer Profile: Brandon Tyson * Designer Interview: Mikyoung Kim * Great gardens: Hawaii (R.L. Scott Seymour); LA (Andre Price Jackson); Florida (DWY Landscape Architects) *Plus plants, artists and much more. Landscape Architecture March 15 *Play areas that use... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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click on images to enlarge The top landscape prize at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show, not surprisingly, went to Leon Kluge Garden Design of South Africa. His firm's interpretation of the 2015 theme -- The Movies -- focused on the film "Maleficient." The movie featured Angelina Jolie in the starring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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It's all lights and action at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show, the oldest and biggest in the USA. Take the red carpet through the Art Deco theater entry, surrounded by roses named after Hollywood stars (Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Henry Fonda, Barbra Streisand), plus 1500 calla lilies, 1400... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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As I'm staring out at mountains of snow, it's hard to believe that anything is actually going to emerge from the ground. But there is always hope, and when I think of edible gardening, I always think of an acquaintance who grows more than enough to feed a family of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline
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Dreaming about those baskets hanging from your front porch? Apparently, there's no relief from the cold weather in the northeast through the end of this month, so head to the New York Botanical Garden for a great preview of spring. The orchid show this year is "Chandeliers," and the garden's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at GardenDesignOnline