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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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Landscape Architecture October 2019 The issue is devoted to ASLA's Professional Awards, and many project winners address the issue of climate change. And ... this issue is free (digital edition) ... You can access it here. Horticulture Sept-Oct 2019 *The natural plants that emerged after California's wildfires. *Profile: Bok Tower... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru October 15, Celebrating New American Gardens, Washington DC US Botanic Garden, 202-225-8333 Events: NOTE: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Special Events at Open Days Gardens throughout the month. Sept 30-Oct 1 Grey to Green Conference, Minneapolis, MN Conference focus: green infrastructure, Univ of Minn,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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images: Hollander Design - click to enlarge It's called "The Reach," and it's the new addition to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC -- just opened this past weekend. The new, inter-connected pavilions, facing the Potomac River, include a lot of translucent glass that turns them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you've never been to Wave Hill, you definitely need to plan a trip there the next time you're in NYC, but in the meantime you can enjoy the best of the gardens in this comprehensive new book, Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill (Timber Press, 2019), Author... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Exhibitions: thru October 15, Celebrating New American Gardens, Washington DC US Botanic Garden, 202-225-8333 Events: NOTE: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Special Events at Open Days Gardens throughout the month. Natural Design Workshops with LA Larry Weaner: Sept 5-6 North Cape May, NJ Sept 1, Garden... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru Sept 1, Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley, Middlebury, VT Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, TCLF, 202-483-0553 thru October 15, Celebrating New American Gardens, Washington DC US Botanic Garden, 202-225-8333 Events: NOTE: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Special Events at Open Days Gardens throughout the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
There's a lot of info in the archives ... so please read at your pleasure until I return in mid-August. Jane Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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This book will be the bible for people who cultivate orchids and for people who want to grow them. In Orchid Modern: Living and Designing with the World’s Most Elegant Houseplants (Timber Press, 2019), Marc Hachadourian, curator of the orchid collection at the NY Botanical Garden, takes you through everything... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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I don't think there's a designer out there who wouldn't want a copy of this book. No matter where you live, you've likely had a deer problem or know someone who has. Of course, there are no plants that are totally deer proof, but you can limit the damage if... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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More winners from this year's APLD Design Awards: photo: Paul Warchol Small Garden GOLD Award Central Park West Penthouse Gunn Landscape Architecture There's always something magical about roof gardens, and this one on NYC's Central Park West is particularly nice because it's a penthouse with two outdoor garden levels. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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Think your garden needs an update? Well, before you rip it all up and start over again, you may to consult Revive Your Garden: How to bring your outdoor space back to life (Kyle Books, 2019) by British designer and gardener NIck Bailey. He explains how to revive your soil;... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) has announced the winners of its 2019 design awards. The international designer of the year will be announced at the group's annual conference July 25-29 in Seattle, WA. photos: Matthew Cunningham - click to enlarge GOLD award Matthew Cunningham Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru Sept 1, Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley, Middlebury, VT Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, TCLF, 202-483-0553 thru October 15, Celebrating New American Gardens, Washington DC US Botanic Garden, 202-225-8333 Events: NOTE: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Special Events at Open Days Gardens throughout the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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There's a celebration at the NY Botanical Garden of the art of landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx -- opening today -- and it's the largest botanical exhibition the garden has ever mounted. It's an exhibition that includes his contributions to art, landscape design, plant discovery, and the vibrant culture of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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Looking for quick inspiration? Just turn to the Contents page and you'll find just about everything you ever wanted to know. In her latest book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces , (Countryman Press, 2019) designer Jan Johnsen offers one-page design principles on a variety of subjects from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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click on images to enlarge He was one of the most famous US military officers of the 20th century, and probably many of us who live in and around Washington DC are totally unaware that the home of Gen. George C. Marshall is in Leesburg, Virginia. We recently toured the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru Sept 1, Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley, Middlebury, VT Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, TCLF, 202-483-0553 thru October 15, Celebrating New American Gardens, Washington DC US Botanic Garden, 202-225-8333 Events: NOTE: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Special Events at Open Days Gardens throughout the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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Landscape Architecture May *Landscape architects begin to focus on the problem of climate change & hog waste at pig farms throughout the country. *Artist & designer Sara Bergmann creates a pollinator pathway in a Seattle pocket park... just the beginning of linked pathways. *Design Workshop rebuilds a prairie ecosystem destroyed... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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Horticulturists, professional designers, and committed home gardeners should not be without this book. In Temperate Garden Plant Families: The Essential Guide to Identification and Classification (Timber Press, 2019), authors Peter Goldblatt and John Manning address the important subject of plant classification, and guide you through ways to identify plants and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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Two useful guides from Houghton MIfflin Harcourt's Gardening Division: Best Perennials for Sun and Shade (Home Grown Gardening) (HMH 2019) The 50 best profiled in this handy volume include a lot of familiar plants, from caryopteris and asclepias to nepeta, asarum, primula and viola. The entries are organized by botanical... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru October 15, Celebrating New American Gardens, Washington DC US Botanic Garden, 202-225-8333 Events: thru May 4, Historic Garden Week, State of Virginia May 4 All About Containers Saturday, NY, NY 10am-5pm, (3 sections) NY Botanical Garden Midtown Center, 718-817-8700 May 4-5, Mary Lou... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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Plant combinations are fine, but this book is about so much more as well. Authors David Squire, Alan and Gill Bridgewater have put together a comprehensive guide to creating gardens that will fit with almost any lifestyle. Plant Combinations for an Abundant Garden: Design and Grow a Fabulous Flower and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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Just the latest from Terra Trellis... a new take on the window box, either indoors or out. It all started when Jennifer Asher of Terra Trellis met Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit of The Horticult, and authors of the book How to Window Box: Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: ARS News Service This is the critter -- a rose mite the size of half a grain of salt -- that's been causing the rose rosette virus, which has now spread to 30 states. Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Beltsville, Maryland, identified the mite (Phyllocoptes fructiphilus)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru April 12, Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley, Palm Desert, CA Univ of CA Riverside, Palm Desert Center, TCLF, 202-483-0553 thru April 7, Dallas Blooms, Dallas TX Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, thru April 28, "Orchids: Amazing Adaptations," Washington DC National Portrait Gallery, Kogod... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at GardenDesignOnline