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Jane Berger
Woods Hole, MA
Jane Berger is a journalist and landscape designer.
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Here are a few more 2014 ASLA honor award winners. photos: Steven Dunn Photography - click to enlarge Sky Garden, Miami Beach Raymond Jungles Landscape Architecture You'd never know from looking at the photos that this is a roof garden up in the sky -- a secret residence & garden... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at GardenDesignOnline
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Also from Spring Meadow Nursery for Proven Winners photos: Spring Meadow - click to enlarge 'Gem Box' Inkberry Holly (Ilex crenata 'SMNIGAB17') This small plant is advertised as an inkberry that does not get leggy, ie, there's tight branching right to the ground. If true, it's going to be a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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Author Andrea di Robilant took a trip back to his ancestral home in Italy awhile ago to do research for a biography of his great-great-great grandmother, Lucia Mocenigo. A caretaker showed him to an old, overgrown park on the estate. There, di Robilant encountered a number of rose shrubs with... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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Corten steel is very popular these days, so why not planters made of this material -- from Nice Planter. These planters are made from folded metal, so there's no welding, and the five panels interlock together. Corten is usually found in modern gardens, and this trough planter would fit perfectly.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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The following new "Proven Winners" plants from Spring Meadow Nursery will be available in retail garden centers in the spring of 2015. Happy Jack ™ Purple Clematis (Clematis 'Zojapur') This is a very easy-care clematis from Wim Snoeijer of the Netherlands ... it blooms on new and old wood, so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: Matthew Cunningham Matthew Cunningham won an ASLA Residential Honor Award for this project on Mt. Desert Island, Maine. The property is actually an easement within Acadia National Park, and the objective was to make the landscape closely match its natural surroundings. Cunningham's task was to protect the residence, at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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So you think of yourself as Bohemian? Or you're into Zen? Or you're a party girl? Whatever you are, you'll find out how to make your garden reflect your own personal tastes in this new book by designer and blogger Rochelle Greayer. In Cultivating Garden Style: Inspired Ideas and Practical... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape Architecture October 2014 *The 2014 landscape design awards are featured in this issue, with photos of each winning entry. *General design top award: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation *Top residential award: Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects for Woodland Rain Gardens in Caddo Parish, Louisiana *... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Rebecca O'Neal - Jeffrey Carbo LA -click on images to enlarge ASLA's top Award of Excellence for 2014 in the Residential Category went to Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects in Louisiana for a project in Caddo Parrish. The five acre property consisted mainly of wooded slopes of pine and native... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
Thru December 7, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds, Bronx, NY Exhibition on natural history display, Wave Hill, 718-549-3200 Oct 2-26 Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, Exhibition, Lectures, Demos, Poetry, Bonsai & More. 718-817-8700 Oct 2, Thinking into the Future: Robie House Series, Chicago, IL... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: via tclf.org The Garden Conservancy has joined the movement to preserve the courtyard garden at the Frick Collection in New York City that is threatened by future development. The museum is planning to renovate the building, and in the process, the garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Russell Page,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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David Austin has released four new 2015 roses for markets in the US and Canada. All four are repeat blooming throughout the growing season and have the classic David Austin forms and scents. 'Maid Marion' This rose is said to have superbly formed flowers, rosette shaped in a saucer shape... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo Kathleen Fitzgerald The final section of the High Line in New York City is now open, extending the elevated park from West 30th to West 34th St, with a big swing west toward the Hudson River around the old rail yards. In this section of the park, part of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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You probably know Sir Roy Strong best as the former director of Britain's National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, a writer, a historian, and a broadcaster. But he's also a landscape designer and gardener. His own garden, the Laskett, which he has described as "the portrait of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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Sunset September Top 7 outdoor spaces in Sunset' Small Space Home Awards including: transforming a sandbox into a backyard retreat; an eight-foot wide backyard lounge; creative 10 foot wide side yard, and more. Landscape Architecture September *California's drought & the impact on plants & landscape *A Long Island landscape by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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It's not exactly easy to see this garden .. it's a private garden that's open to the public only one day a week in late July, August, and early September. The number of visitors is also restricted, so you must make reservations early. I was lucky enough to see it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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ASLA has released a new, online, green infrastructure guide, and you'll definitely want to bookmark the link. It lists all the benefits of green building and landscaping, whether on a large or small scale. There are special sections on forests and nature reserves; wildlife habitat and corridors; cities; constructed wetlands;... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: NYBG-Mark Pfeffer - click to enlarge Before winter sets in, take a trip to the NY Botanical Garden to see the new Seasonal Walk next to the Enid Haupt Conservatory. It was composed by renowned Dutch designer Piet Oudolf and contains some 8000 bulbs and perennials, all in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: Urban Oasis - click to enlarge Hard to believe this pool was once a problematical eyesore, but a talented designer can deal with almost any existing conditions. Designer Debbie Gliksman of Urban Oasis in Los Angeles won a merit award this year from APLD for the project, which happens... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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What a great idea ... from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. It's a free mobile app called TX Invasives, which you can download from iTunes or the Android Play Store. Users of the app will find detailed information on invasive species that threaten Texas, whether plant, animal,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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Well, it is the Garden State, even though you'd never know it if you're in the middle of a nightmare drive somewhere on I-95. But now, Gardens of the Garden State (Monacelli Press, 2014) will get you off 95 and into the dream world of the state's rich and diverse... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Sept 6-December 7, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds, Bronx, NY Exhibition on natural history display, Wave Hill, 718-549-3200 Landscape for Life Webinars Learn & Teach Sustainable Practices, US Botanic Garden & Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Sept 4, Gardens are for Living, San Francisco, CA 5:45... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
Readers, I'll be on vacation for a few weeks ... please look around the site ... the Archives go back to October of 2005! (What?!) Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
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Images: Solar Decathlon - click to enlarge Three students from the George Washington University Landscape Design Program won a 2014 gold award from APLD for this landscape design of a 2013 Solar Decathlon Home in Irvine, CA. The landscape design students, along with others from American University and the Catholic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Garden Dialogues - various locations and dates in U.S. Landscape architects discuss their projects on site. 202-483-0553 August 7, The Garden of Designer Bunny Williams, NW CT 10am-noon, Tour of Williams Gdn, Berkshire Botanical Garden, 413-298-3926 August 7, A Native Meadow: 40 Acres & 10... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at GardenDesignOnline