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Jane Berger
Woods Hole, MA
Jane Berger is a journalist and landscape designer.
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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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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Four new roses for this year and next from Star Roses & Plants images: Star Roses Fiesta Veranda® Rose (Rosa 'Korhesanwes') This new rose, hybridized by Kordes®, looks well worth waiting for. A strong, bright yellow, it contrasts beautifully with glossy dark green leaves. It's a heavy bloomer and is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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From Bailey Nurseries, : photos: Bailey Nurseries First Editions® Cool Glow™ Pomegranite Nandina (Nandina domestica 'ZhNan53') What's different about this Nandina is that it has a spectacular red fall color as well as a compact habit, just 3-4 feet high and wide. It has lacy dark green foliage most of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
Selected Events Around the Country: HOLIDAY SHOWS: Thru Jan 9, NYBG Glow, Bronx, NY NY Botanical Garden, 718-817-8700 Thru Jan 10, A Longwood Christmas, Kennett Square, PA Longwood Gardens, 610-388-1000 Thru Jan 10, Gardenfest of Lights, Richmond, VA Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 804-262-9887 Thru Jan 16, Garden Lights, Holiday Nights,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at GardenDesignOnline
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1) Give a membership to your favorite local botanical garden or arboretum... or to The Garden Conservancy or the American Horticultural Society. 2. Garden knife from AM Leonard. Since I bought one of these some years ago, it's the only tool I need in the garden: weeding, digging holes for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you can't join designer Carolyn Mullet on one of her European garden tours), then do the next best thing, and read her book, Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe (Timber Press, 2020). Fifty private gardens are profiled, gardens designed by some of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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Blue Agave Garden Torch From the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix .. galvanized steel, powder coated flowers and realistic patina finish that will not fade. Comes in large or small sizes. Beautiful way to illuminate your patio or deck! Red Poppy Solar Light Also from the Desert Botanical Garden, all-weather... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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Some of my favorites from the past year: In Garden Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from The World's Finest Designers on the Art of the Garden (Rizzoli International, 2020), author Carl Dellatore asked 100 designers for their thoughts on the elements that go into notable gardens. Top landscape architects, designers,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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While you're staying in because of Covid, tired of TV, and looking for something to occupy your time, try these: A 1000 piece puzzle of arboretum trees. Great present for any gardener. From the NY Botanical Garden shop, just $19.95, and you can learn the botanical names of all those... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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Deisgners are familiar with garden elements like ha-ha and folly, and they know the difference between an arbor and a pergola. As for styles, most of us can picture a tropical garden, a prairie garden, a Japanese garden and the like. But, in The Garden: Elements and Styles (Phaidon Press,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
NOTE: Most gardens across the country are now open, most with timed entry tickets required, but since the uptick in covid cases, check with your local gardens. Many online classes are available, but the majority of in-person events have been cancelled for the remainder of the year. Let's hope that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you can't join designer Carolyn Mullet on one of her European garden tours), then do the next best thing, and read her book, Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe (Timber Press, 2020). Carolyn will take you to gardens in Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Spain,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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Of course when Dan Hinkley left Heronswood, we knew that he would have to design and plant another garden with wondrous plants. That's true, and his experience with the second garden is detailed in Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens (Timber Press, 2020). A lot of Hinkley's many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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Chicago is known for its architecture, and the leafy suburbs north of the city along Lake Michigan are home to many amazing landscapes by some of the country's most distinguished landscape architects, past and present. In Gardens of the North Shore of Chicago, (Monacelli Press, 2020), author Benjamin Lenhardt profiles... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
NOTE: Most gardens across the country are now open, most with timed entry tickets required. Many online classes are available, but the majority of in-person events have been cancelled for the remainder of the year. Let's hope that normal activities can resume some time in 2021. Check the website of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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You are all familiar, I'm sure, with Hollander Design of NYC and Chicago. The firm has just announced the first recipients of its Hollander Design Fellowships for selected students at City College's Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The scholarships go to NYC students from communities and demographics historically... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline
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If you thought for a moment that you would never need another book on Sissinghurst, well ... just think again. In this new book, Sissinghurst: The Dream Garden (Frances Lincoln, 2020), author Tim Richardson offers a fresh perspective and new insights into one of the most famous gardens in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at GardenDesignOnline