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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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Great new piece in the New York Times about a revival of the American Chestnut tree ... planted in old coal mines. Let's all hope it works. Here's the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/16/climate/coal-mine-american-chestnut.html Well worth reading. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Events: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Events Reserve NOW for future months Aug 1-5, Perennial Plant Assn National Symposium, Lancaster, PA Lancaster Marriott, Lectures, Garden Tours, More. Aug 6-7 Garden Conservancy Open Days Tours: CT, NY CT: New Haven Cty; NY: Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester Ctys. Aug... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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Garden designer & author Kier Holmes offers tons of advice on design, plant selection, and DIY projects in this new book, Garden Refresh (Timber Press, 2022). She counsels aspiring gardeners to "work with nature, not against it," and to study the local environment before you begin. I particularly liked the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: Events: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Events Reserve NOW for future months July 7, Gardens of the Pros, ONLINE 6:30-8:30pm Central, Lecture, Chicago Botanic Garden July 8-17, Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, Cape Cod, MA July 8-17 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Crested Butte, CO Hikes, Tours, Classes,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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Philadelphia Flower Show, June 11-19 This year's show will again be outdoors at FDR Park in South Philly because of covid. According to PHS Chief of Shows Sam Lemheney, this year's theme, 'In Full Bloom' aims "to build on the 'wow factor' of previous years and deliver a truly immersive,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
Exhibitions: Thru May 16, A Garden of Words, The Huntington, San Marino, CA Thru June 19, Chihuly in the Desert, Phoenix, AZ Desert Botanical Garden, 480-941-1225 Events: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Events Reserve NOW for future months June 1, Federal Twist Garden, Atlanta, GA 4pm-5pm, Talk & Q&A, designer James... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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image: Seibert & Rice - click to enlarge Hooray. I love terracotta pots, but I don't always love the reddish color, which certainly does not go with everything. That's probably why so many gardeners have switched to everything from concrete to plastic, to whatever else is out there. However, Seibert... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
Exhibitions: Thru May 16, A Garden of Words, The Huntington, San Marino, CA Thru June 19, Chihuly in the Desert, Phoenix, AZ Desert Botanical Garden, 480-941-1225 Events: Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Events Reserve NOW for future months April 30-May1, Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, CA Bayside & Inland Gardens,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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You might want to buy this book for the whimsical, mod illustrations alone. What's on the cover is a dandelion and a dog rose. In The Joy of Weeds, A Celebration of Wild Plants (Portico Books, 2022), British artist and printmaker Paul Farrell profiles 50 weeds you may want to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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image: Natl Assn of Olmsted Parks This year marks the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth -- on April 26, 1822 -- and there are many events celebrating his life and work as the founder of landscape architecture in the United States. First, you can download, free, an exhibit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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Vegetable gardens can look pretty messy, especially when not designed by a professional. So if that's not your style, you might want to take a look at The Elegant & Edible Garden (Cool Springs Press, 2022) by Linda Vater. She's a self-taught designer, but you wouldn't guess that from this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
Exhibitions: Thru April 10, The Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley, Tampa, FL Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Thru May 16, A Garden of Words, The Huntington, San Marino, CA Thru June 19, Chihuly in the Desert, Phoenix, AZ Desert Botanical Garden, 480-941-1225 Events: April 6-10, Plantasia,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has released the list of its Gold Medal plants for 2022. Plants are selected for the mid-Atlantic region, but many will be fine in other parts of the country. Winners are noted for their suitability for home gardens, ease of cultivation, and weather tolerance. This year's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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The lilacs are not yet blooming in the DC area, but they soon will be. And if you're thinking of planting one, you'll want to consult this comprehensive new book by Naomi Slade with photos by Georgianna Lane. LILACS Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden (Gibbs Smith, 2022) profile more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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This book is a testament to the important work landscape architects are doing to transform abandoned, polluted, and former industrial sites into dynamic public spaces that foster urban renewal and improve the local environment. In Parks of the 21st Century: Reinvented Landscapes, Reclaimed Territories (Rizzoli, 2022), architectural historian Victoria Newhouse... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
Exhibitions: Thru April 10, The Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley, Tampa, FL Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Thru May 16, A Garden of Words, The Huntington, San Marino, CA Thru June 19, Chihuly in the Desert, Phoenix, AZ Desert Botanical Garden, 480-941-1225 Events: MARCH: throughout: See... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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A selection of new plants from Spring Meadow Nursery - Proven Winners images: Spring Meadow Nursery Azalea Perfecto Mundo Epic Coral™ (Rhododendron x 'NCRX10') This reblooming azalea is just one in the Perfecto Mundo series, with very large pink flowers and lacy stamens. It grows to 3-4 feet high, 3-5... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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The following from Star Roses & Plants: Images: Star Roses - click to enlarge Blushing Drift® Rosa 'Meifranjin' Drifts have always been one of my favorite groundcover roses ... prolific blooms and a number of great colors. This new one has pink blooms with a yellow center, and dark green,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
Exhibitions: Feb 18-April 10, The Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley, Tampa, FL Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Thru May 16, A Garden of Words, The Huntington, San Marino, CA thru June 19, Chihuly in the Desert, Phoenix, AZ Desert Botanical Garden, 480-941-1225 Events: Jan 13-March 3,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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The following are from Monrovia ... check out all of their new 2022 releases here. Photos: Monrovia - click to enlarge Sparkler® Pink Petite Butterfly Bush (Buddleia '1331') This little charmer is only 3-4 feet high and wide at maturity, with distinctive pink flowers and pure green leaves. It needs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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Two new roses from David Austin USA this year: Silas Marner® Rose (Rosa 'Ausraveloe') Named after the hero of the classic novel by George Eliot, this medium-sized shrub rose has soft pink petals that are pale on the back side and at the edges. It's a repeat-flowering rose that has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
Jan 13-March 3, The Making of a French Garden, ONLINE 1pm Eastern, Eight Illustrated Lectures, Thursdays Garden Conservancy and Alliance Francaise Jan 27, AHS Webinar, Ethnobotanist Michael Balick, PhD ONLINE 7pm Eastern, Lecture, AHS First of 3 "Conversations with Great American Gardeners" Jan 29-March 13, Orchids Forever, Cleveland, OH Cleveland... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
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photo: NY State Urban Forestry Council The Society of Municipal Arborists has named the musclewood tree (Carpinus caroliniana) as its Urban Tree of the Year for 2022. Native to the eastern United States, (and also known as ironwood or American hornbeam) it's similar to the European hornbeam (C. betulus), but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2022 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru Jan 9, Rich Soil: Sculptures by Kristine Mays Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington DC 202-686-58 thru May 16, A Garden of Words, The Huntington, San Marino, CA thru June 19, Chihuly in the Desert, Phoenix, AZ Desert Botanical Garden, 480-941-1225 Holiday Shows: thru... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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This book is a classic -- at the top of every designer's "want" list for at least the next several years. In New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden (Cool Springs Press, 2021), author and plantsman Kelly D. Norris says the book is "a primer for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline