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Jane Berger
Woods Hole, MA
Jane Berger is a journalist and landscape designer.
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Two fairly new releases from Timber Press -- either would be a lovely gift for a dedicated gardener: Most anyone who's ever subscribed to a garden magazine is familiar with author Tovah Martin, and her latest book, The Garden in Every Sense and Season , (Timber Press, 2018) to be... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GardenDesignOnline
For a special person who's a dedicated gardener, I can't think of better way to brighten those winter days than a subscription that will deliver a different plant every month. All the plants in this series are easy care, potted in a five-inch earthenware planter -- and you can choose... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
It's the time of year that many of us turn to planning for 2019, and if you're thinking about what shrubs to include in your design, you might want to take a look at Shrubs: Discover the Perfect Plant for Every Place in Your Garden (Timber Press, 2018) by British... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Events: Dec 7, Designing for Democracy, Bronx, NY 10-11:30am, Lecture, NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 Dec 7, Ecological Plant Conference, Brooklyn, NY 8am-5pm, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, ELA, 617-436-5838 Dec 7-8: Moving Landscapes: Gardens in the Transatlantic World 1670-1830, San Marino, CA 8:30am -4:30pm, Conference, The Huntington,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Photo: Marianne Lee via ASLA Not everyone gets a chance to work on one of the most iconic gardens in the United States. Most of it was destroyed by the early 21st century, but Reed Hilderbrand LLC of Cambridge, MA, was commissioned to research its history and bring it back... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
I love the way this book is organized: a theme tour of important and iconic gardens throughout the world. In The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens , (Timber Press, 2018) author Linda Chisholm, who teaches the history of landscape design at the NY Botanical Garden, takes the reader... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: Through Nov 17: Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, Boston, MA TCLF, 202-483-0553 Events: Nov 2, Botanical Gardens & the Urban Future, Washington DC 9am-6pm, Colloquium, Dumbarton Oaks, 202-339-6460 Nov 5, "Thomas Woltz: the Interface of Ecology & Culture," NY, NY 6:30pm, Lecture, Scandinavia House,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
photos 1 & 2: Leonid Furmansky/ASLA click to enlarge This residence in Austin, TX, won the top award for residential design in this year's ASLA professional awards. The Word & Carr Design Group took advantage of a steep slope on a degraded lot of less than half an acre to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Wall sculptures for the garden are not exactly easy to find, but this new one called Mudra is from TerraSculpture, designed by designed and fabricated in copper by Jennifer Gilbert and Mario Lopez. It's just 22 inches high, 40 wide and 10 inches deep, and to my way of thinking,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Garden Design Autumn Sadly, this is the last printed issue of Garden Design... from now on, it's available online only. This last issue focuses on the joy of bulbs ... so plenty of info on color, combos, planting, containers. And ... a wonderful feature on four California designs of LA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Well, you have to admit: not everyone can afford garden hats and smocks designed particularly for you by Givenchy. But Bunny Mellon could. And she could also have as many gardens as she wanted. Married to philanthropist Paul Mellon, Rachel "Bunny" Mellon designed gardens at their homes in New York,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Exhibitions: thru Oct 28: Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 Sept 12-Nov 17: Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, Boston, MA TCLF, 202-483-0553 Events: Garden Dialogues: Garden tours with landscape architects, TCLF, 202-483-0553 Oct 14, Pasadena, CA: Hindry House , 3-5pm. Oct 15, Washington DC: Washington... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
photo: EarthCam via TCLF There just aren't many landscapes designed by James Rose -- one of the 20th century's premier landscape architects -- that are out there to visit. BUT ... as reported by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), Texwipe, in Upper Saddle River, NJ, has now been restored by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
You may think you've seen them all -- Dumbarton Oaks, Sissinghurst, Versailles, Ryoan-ji and many more. But how many of you have visited Junto Farm in the Hudson Valley of NY or Parc Clichy-Batignolles/Martin Luther King in Paris, Orpheus at Boughton House in Northamptonshire, UK or Gardens by the Bay... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Jackson & Perkins has just released a new rose in partnership with Four Roses® Kentucky Bourbon to commemorate the brand's 130th anniversary. Of course there's a legend that goes along with it: the brand's founder sent a proposal to a lovely woman, and she replied that if her answer were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Oct 28: Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 Sept 12-Nov 17: Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, Boston, MA TCLF, 202-483-0553 Events: Garden Dialogues: Garden tours with landscape architects, TCLF, 202-483-0553 Sept 15, 8-10am, Denver, CO: Children's Museum of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
There are certain plants that let you know just exactly where you are, and here on Cape Cod (Woods Hole, MA, to be precise), late summer means peegee hydrangeas, which look better here than anywhere else I've ever seen them. They are ubiquitous in August, and when they're planted en... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Please enjoy the archives, and see you all in a few weeks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Landscape Architecture August * The Nature Conservancy gets a 24,000 acre property in Southern California -- the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve -- the largest single donation the organization has ever received. * The Berger Partnership transforms a fruit company compound in Yakima, Washington in a landscape of native plantings.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
This is a book about a private garden in Fairfield, Connecticut, that I believe any designer would like to visit. Who knows if it will ever be open for tours, but perhaps this book will persuade the owners to at least permit professionals to see it on occasion. In the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru Oct 28: Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 thru August 31: "Cultivating America's Gardens," Washington DC National Museum of American History, sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens & Smithsonian Libraries, 202-633-1522 Events: Throughout August: Garden Conservancy Special Events Aug 4-5 Garden... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
photos: Matthew Cunningham - click to enlarge Landscape Architect Matthew Cunningham won APLD 2018 gold awards for these two residential projects, this one in Westport, MA. The owners of "Camp Brown" on the Westport River wanted a three-season family retreat sans the leaking and dilapidated pool. Cunningham designed a modern... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
click images to enlarge This is the newly-designed front yard garden of Cathy Carr, APLD, in Silver Spring, Maryland, which she graciously opened to members and other local designers earlier this summer. The real focus is the backyard, where there's a lovely studio at the rear, a firepit where guests... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
As with everything Martha, I almost defy you to try and re-create what she's accomplished with flowers. Among her favorites, outlined in Martha's Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying (Clarkson Potter, 2018) are daffodils, peonies, roses of course, hydrangeas, lilies, black-eyed susans, and dahlias. Just to mention... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline
Landscape Architecture July 2018 *My article on Palm Trees (& shrubs) ... design with them farther north than you think! *Crescent Park in New Orleans by Hargreaves & Associates ... past and future. *Lights: Sconces, pendants, and other lovely fixtures Garden Design Summer 2018 *A low-fuss, lovely garden in Austin,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at GardenDesignOnline