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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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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 2 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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2018 Gold Medal Plant Winners selected by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) include some of my very favorites: photos: PHS Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' I used to have a 'Jelena' witch hazel at my old residence, and it was one of the plants that I hated to leave behind. Its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape architect Andrea Cochran took the top honor in this year's ASLA Residential design awards for a landscape in Birmingham, Michigan that pays homage to the area's industrial past (and present). photos: Marion Brenner The modern residence, home of an art collector and fashion pioneer who owns boutiques in New... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
Great article on the Huffington Post by TCLF's Charles Birnbaum ... And, as we suspect, one of the most important LAs of the 20th century never seems to get his due. The link is here, with Fab photos of Kiley projects to remind you how great he was. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Sept 10, Roberto Burle Marx Drawings, Landscapes, More. Glencoe, IL Chicago Botanic Garden, 847-835-5440 thru Oct 29, Artworks & more by Dale Chihuly, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 thru August 31, 2018, "Cultivating America's Gardens," Washington DC National Museum of American History,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
Please enjoy the blog while I'm on vacation ... plenty of articles in the back archives to keep you busy. And have a great vacation yourselves! See you again in September, or a little before. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Aug 12, Happiness: The Writer in the Garden," New Haven, CT Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 203-432-2977 thru Sept 10, Roberto Burle Marx Drawings, Landscapes, More. Glencoe, IL Chicago Botanic Garden, 847-835-5440 thru Oct 29, Artworks & more by Dale Chihuly, Bronx,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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click on images to enlarge Just got a new release from The Branch Studio in Michigan... and some very nice items indeed. These Stuart Tables are fashioned from ipe and steel, in a lovely design fit for any modern (or maybe even classical) garden. Three sizes, from 7 to 10... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you liked Debra Lee Baldwin's first edition of this book published 10 years ago, then you will definitely have to have a copy of this complete re-write, which includes several featured succulent gardens from designers and dedicated homeowners. In the preface to this second edition, Designing with Succulents (Timber... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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click images to enlarge If you've got the space and the money .... you could carve 10 acres of formal gardens out of the total 64 acre private estate in Frederick, MD, at the base of the Catoctin Mountains. But on this Garden Conservancy Tour, I wasn't sure what this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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click photos to enlarge People willing to show their gardens on Garden Conservancy Tours are to be applauded for their dedication and sometimes many years of hard work. BUT ...they could sometimes benefit with advice from a professional designer. The English-style garden in front, with lots of boxwood, was planned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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Increasing periods of drought and high temperatures due to climate change are causing more wildfires across the country. So how can we harness fire's power of healing and renewal for our property, natural landscapes and forests? In Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West (Timber Press,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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Garden Design Summer *An edible garden in Atherton, CA designed with help from Leslie Bennett. *A native desert retreat designed by LA Steve Martino in Paradise Valley, AZ *A woodland wonderland in Whidbey Island, WA echoing Bloedel Reserve *Small suburban gardens by Steelman & Sams of Mosaic Gardens. Landscape Architecture... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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Not every architect wears leather biker gear with buckles and studs, but Peter Marino has told interviewers that his clothing -- he calls it the "tatooed biker look" -- is just a decoy. He's actually a distinguished award-winning architect, as well as a noted art collector. Marino has also designed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Aug 12, Happiness: The Writer in the Garden," New Haven, CT Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 203-432-2977 thru Sept 10, Roberto Burle Marx Drawings, Landscapes, More. Glencoe, IL Chicago Botanic Garden, 847-835-5440 thru Oct 29, Artworks & more by Dale Chihuly, Bronx,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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This is national pollinator week .... so go out, get some more natives for your yard and plant them! Our bees, birds, and butterflies are in danger and they depend on us to keep them alive. Check out the website here of the Pollinator Partnership ... everything you need to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline
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click on photos to enlarge Not sure I would've had the nerve to take on a project like this ... a multi-level house on a very steep site .. rising way up in the back yard once you reach the top. But it was no challenge at all for designer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at GardenDesignOnline