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Jane Berger
Woods Hole, MA
Jane Berger is a journalist and landscape designer.
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Please visit the archives while I'm on vacation. And go visit some gardens. Back in late August. Jane Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru October 10, Origami in the Garden Sculpture Show, Missouri Botanical Garden, 314-577-5100 thru October 31, KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 thru Jan 9, Rich Soil: Sculptures by Kristine Mays Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington DC 202-686-58 EVENTS: Aug 1, Garden Conservancy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru October 10, Origami in the Garden Sculpture Show, Missouri Botanical Garden, 314-577-5100 thru October 31, KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 thru Jan 9, Rich Soil: Sculptures by Kristine Mays Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington DC 202-686-58 EVENTS: July 6, 13, 20,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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Living in the East, I've always coveted gardens in the West: different landscapes, different styles, and of course all those wonderful plants that we can't grow a lot of places in the East. So the answer for designers like me is Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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You just can't go wrong at the Philadelphia Flower Show, even when it's outside in 90 degree weather -- along with the occasional downpour. And this year's theme -- Habitat: Nature's Masterpiece, of course was perfect for the location at FDR Park, a 348-acre site in South Philly designed by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru October 10, Origami in the Garden Sculpture Show, Missouri Botanical Garden, 314-577-5100 thru October 31, KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 June 26-Jan 9, Rich Soil: Sculptures by Kristine Mays Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington DC 202-686-5807 Events: JUNE 5-13, Philadelphia Flower... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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I've never had the courage to try tropical plants in my gardens, but if you, like me, think it's too much trouble to think about them, this book will change your mind. In Tropical Plants and How to Love Them: Building a Relationship with Heat-Loving Plants When You Don't Live... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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Philadelphia Flower Show June 5-13, 2021 image: PHS - click to enlarge If you haven't already bought your tickets for this year's show and made plans to travel to Philly, do so right away! This is one show you won't want to miss. For starters, it's outdoors this year, which... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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It's not always easy to find modern gardens to visit, so if you're into contemporary design (or would like to be) ... then you simply must get a copy of Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons: LaGuardia Design Group 1990-2020 (Monacelli Press, 2021). In a foreword to the book, award-winning author... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Exhibitions: thru October 10, Origami in the Garden Sculpture Show, Missouri Botanical Garden, 314-577-5100 thru October 31, KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 Events: May 1-7, Antique Garden Furniture Fair, ONLINE NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 May 1,8,15 All About Containers, ONLINE NY Botanical Garden,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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Think you need an orchard to enjoy home-grown fruit? Well, think again. In Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden: Planting and Tending Small Fruit Trees and Berries in Gardens and Containers (Cool Springs Press, 2021), author Christy Wilhelmi guides you through the process of growing fruit trees in small-space gardens,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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Gardner Museum, photo Sean Scarff If you've never been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, April is the time to go, as you'll be able to enjoy one of the great flower displays in the country: the annual show of hanging nasturtiums. The nasturtium show only lasts for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice; David Zwirner, New York Works by celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama go on display at the New York Botanical Garden April 10, at the beginning of a large exhibition that runs through October 31. KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature marks the first comprehensive exhibition... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: ORCHID SHOWS: Thru April 4, Spotlight on Orchids, NY Botanical Garden Thru April 11, Orchid Daze, Atlanta Botanical Garden Thru April 11, Orchids Forever, Cleveland Botanical Garden EVENTS: April 1, "Under Western Skies," Garden Conservancy ONLINE 2pm Eastern, Lecture, author Jennifer Jewell April 1, "Tokachi... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has announced its Gold Medal plants for 2021. Each year, the Society selects plants that are easy to find, easy to grow, and that have value for wildlife. they are particularly suited to the Mid-Atlantic region (zones 5-7), but many can also be easily grown... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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This book is going to be 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 explains how to design... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Thru April 4, Spotlight on Orchids, NY Botanical Garden Thru April 11, Orchid Daze, Atlanta Botanical Garden Thru April 11, Orchids Forever, Cleveland Botanical Garden March 3-4 Ecological Landscape Alliance 27th Conference & Eco Marketplace ONLINE March 4, "The Systems Thinker,"" Penn Design, ONLINE 5pm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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The American Gardens Rose Selections (AGRS) has announced its rose winners for various parts of the country, ie, new roses that have been tested for two years for foliage, habit, flowers, re-blooming, fragrance, vigor, and hardiness. Six winners were selected this year, and among them are: photos: AGRS Top Gun™... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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Even if you already have the original of this book, you'll want to consider this new, expanded paperback version that includes 13 recent projects shown here for the first time, along with Piet Oudolf's new strategies for design and plant selection. Among the new gardens featured in Hummelo: A Journey... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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Spotlight on Orchids Feb 20-April 4 Nothing is quite the same this year, not even the annual NYBG orchid show extravaganza. However, if you're up for some unusual orchids, you can visit the NY Botanical Garden's Haupt Conservatory to see orchid displays that are planted as they might be found... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks -photo: Alison-Taggart-Barone Giant Sequoia - (Sequoiadendron giganteum) The Society of Municipal Arborists has selected the giant sequoia as its 2021 Urban Tree of the Year. Although it's native to the Sierra Nevada -- and found in western states of United States -- they can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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I've never had a cutting garden -- my flowering shrubs and occasional roses always kept me plenty busy -- but after reading this new book, I might actually change my mind. In Flower Color Theory (Phaidon, 2021), the noteworthy floral designers Darroch and Michael Putnam, show you the way to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
Note: Due to Covid, many spring garden shows and events have been cancelled, postponed, or moved Online. Let's hope the vaccination program will allow us to resume normal activities as soon as possible. SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Feb 13-April 11, Orchid Daze, Atlanta Botanical Garden Feb 13-April 11, Orchids... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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These lovely new roses are available this year ... courtesy of Weeks Roses, one of the top breeders in the country. Look for them at your local garden center. photos: Weeks Roses - click to enlarge Playful Happy Trails™ Rose (Rosa 'WEKrahatjacor') If you're looking for a groundcover that's not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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The following 2021 plants from Spring Meadow Nursery, known for breeding smaller plants. photos: Spring Meadow click to enlarge Steady Eddy™ Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'NCVP1') Hard to believe there's an improve 'Summer Snowflake', but here it is, folks. Bred by Dr. Tom Ranney at North Carolina State... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline