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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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image: Patricia St. John Landscapes The Garden Media Group has released its annual Garden Trends report. It says that in 2017, gardeners will be concentrating on health and wellness -- growing food and plants both indoors and out without the use of pesticides and chemicals. One big surprise: five million... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: Oct 8-30, KIKU: The Art of the Japanese Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 718-817-8700 Oct 7-8, 63rd Annual Fall Symposium, St. Louis, MO Ecological Restoration in a Changing Biosphere, MO Botanical Garden, 314-577-5100 Oct 8, Garden Conservancy Open Days Tours: NJ, PA Bucks... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: ASLA - Marmol Radziner This contemporary design for a historic modern house in Beverly Hills earned Marmol Radziner a 2016 ASLA honor award for residential design. The residence -- Kronish House -- was built in 1954, and it's the only house designed by Richard Neutra that's still around in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
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It's spring, and you're out for a walk in NYC ... head on over to East 74th Street or West 81st and check out the stunning wisteria vines climbing up the facade of the townhouses. Or walk up to Vanderbilt Gate -- 5th Ave and 101st Streets -- and take... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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image: ASLA Difficult to realize that it's already come to this ... but ASLA has just released an online guide to resilient design, ie, designs that can help towns and cities threatened by climate change protect themselves with careful planning. The photo of a mangrove forest is one solution to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
A lot of you probably missed the "Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future," held in Philadelphia last June and sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Foundation. It featured declarations from leaders in the field -- ideas for meeting the challenges of our times, such as global warming, urbanization, natural disasters... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has announced its Gold Medal plant winners for 2017, exceptional plants for both the homeowner and the professional garden designer. This year's selections include trees, vines, and perennials. Natchez Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Natchez') This workhorse crapemyrtle has been around for quite awhile, but it never loses its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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In celebration of the NY Botanical Garden's 125th anniversary this year, Seibert & Rice has fashioned a new terracotta pot to mark the notable event. It's hand-made terracotta, frost proof, and it's only available in a limited edition -- so if you want one, better order one now. It comes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced its 2016 design awards, and top honors in the residential design category went to Design Workshop Inc for a project in Pitkin County, Colorado. Photos courtesy ASLA The landscape architects, working in collaboration with architects and interior designers, transformed a 3.5... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you're in NYC in September, do make sure to stop by Rockefeller Center. A new installation of tropical plants has totally transformed the famed Channel Gardens. And what a great place to sit and spend a little time and get away from the bustle of the city. Landscape architect... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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I have to admit ... I was not at all familiar with the hundreds of modern landscape designs by LA Ruth Shellhorn (1909-2006), Maybe that's because she worked in California, but that's really no excuse. Thanks to the important work of the Library of American Landscape History (LALH) in Amherst,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Sept 11, Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 thru Sept 18, Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, New York, NY Jewish Museum, 212-423-3200 Garden Dialogues: Garden tours with landscape architects who designed them, TCLF, 202-483-0553 Sept 17: The Hamptons,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
Garden Design Online (like a lot you) is on vacation until after Labor Day. There will be just one post on September Happenings sometime later this month. In the meantime, please do enjoy the many years of archives on this site. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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Charles Hess of Hess Landscape Architects Inc in Lansdale, PA received a gold award from APLD for this elegant design in Bryn Mawr. And what a great opportunity ... a client who repurchased his childhood property and transform it with new garden rooms, a pool and spa, and a new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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These very cool "Handy Rakes" by artist Christopher Specce were part of a recent workshop, "Furnishing Utopia," at two preserved Shaker sites. Considered the first minimalists, the Shakers and their furniture have long been an inspiration to designers. During the workshop, 12 international designers were invited to see study original... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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The American Gardener July-Aug *How to find the perfect matching plant for any perennial *Ornamental bananas for almost any garden *Plants with scents of vanilla, chocolate & strawberry: ice cream plants *Annuals for architectural accents *Jensen-Olson Arboretum in Juneau Sunset August *Very cool Acapulco chairs from various sources *Designing a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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photos: Matthew Cunningham - click to enlarge Landscape architect Matthew Cunningham (Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC) won a gold award this year from APLD for this urban property just outside Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. The home is sited several feet below the street, and stormwater often collected in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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Betty Woodman is one of the most celebrated ceramics artists working today, and six of her seven cast bronze and hand-painted garden benches will be on display from August 1- November 15, 2016, at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills, New Jersey. The benches were created over the past 17 years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: Star Roses & Plants Hydrangea macrophylla 'L.A. Dreamin' (Star Roses & Plants) A new North American Hydrangea Test Garden has recently opened at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA. Heritage President & CEO Ellen Spear said the organization is "proud to collaborate with the major hydrangea growers and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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I can't remember how many times over the years -- at conferences, lectures and the like -- that I asked Larry Weaner when he was going to write a book. Finally, it's here: Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change by Larry Weaner and Thomas... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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Metropolis Magazine has named the 16 best architectural projects of the 21st century, and they include two well-known landscape projects. The High Line -- designed by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Dutch designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf -- was cited for its "transformational" qualities. Olson... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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What bird wouldn't want to take a bath in this? It's actually a sundial birdbath from Telescopes of Vermont. The birdbath is made of bronze, but it can be ordered in different patinas and finishes. The one pictured here is the most popular -- verdigris patina. The basin rim can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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As designers, who wouldn't want want a landscape plan by Roberto Burle Marx to frame and put up on the wall ... abstract modern art at some of its best. Not only was Burle Marx a celebrated landscape architect, he also designed jewelry, tile mosaics, textiles and tapestries, and was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape Architecture July *Conversation "interview" on wild landscape design strategies with Thomas Rainer (Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes --(Timber Press-- and Margie Ruddick (Wild By Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes -- Island Press). *The Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston comes of age. *Ken... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Sept 11, Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 thru Sept 18, Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, New York, NY Jewish Museum, 212-423-3200 Garden Dialogues: Garden tours with landscape architects who designed them, TCLF, 202-483-0553 July 18: Boston Metro... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at GardenDesignOnline