Monthly Archives: December 2008

My Friend Flickr

I’ve been updating and redesigning the 2009 edition of my design portfolio. I needed to edit some images beyond the abilities of my very basic photo editor and I have absolutely no patience when it comes to photo programs. I … Read more

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LABELS: Flickr, Photography, Picknik, social media Leave a comment

My Last Minute List–Any Gardener Would Want These

My father loved Christmas, he believed in Virginia’s Santa. When I was small he created magical surprises and taught me to find joy in the holiday. Every year he would wait until Christmas Eve to do his shopping and decorate … Read more

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LABELS: Garden Styles, gardeners, gifts, organic, sustainable landscapes Leave a comment

Postcard Power!

Several days ago, two boxes, weighing 78 lbs were delivered to my studio doorstep. They weren’t holiday gifts–next spring’s postcards had arrived! The 2009 Postcard is a departure w/a white background and new tag line I have produced a postcard … Read more

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LABELS: Landscape Design, Marketing, susan cohan 7 Comments

A Short Story…very short.

Last night is snowed a bit. This morning it misted. Before 6, it was warm when I went out to walk the dog. N0w, at almost 9, it’s colder. Here’s what happened. Lacecap on Ice

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Web 2.0 Ballroom

Before I begin again, let me put some things in perspective. I learned to type on a typewriter–a manual one. I’m no more tech savvy than the average person who texts via cell phone, answers email and orders stuff I … Read more

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LABELS: APLD, Landscape Design, Marketing 3 Comments

Under foot. A stone carpet.

A grey project for a grey day. This is part of the project I’ve been updating here, it started with design work last spring and is now the last build of the season. The photo below shows a partially completed … Read more

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LABELS: granite, patio stone, patios, stone work 4 Comments

Further Adventures with Web 2.0 Marketing

As those who read my introduction to this subject on November 23rd already know, I am attempting to use Web 2.0 and social marketing sites as part of the marketing mix my landscape design studio uses. The rest of the … Read more

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LABELS: business, Marketing 4 Comments

Design with Discipline, Plant with Abandon

I have always had a fondness for the clean lines of formalism. To my eye its geo-organization looks contemporary and fresh. I know there are a many designers who would rather die than design something with a formally organized space–they … Read more

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LABELS: Designer Showhouses, formal gardens, Landscape Design, Planting Design 1 Comment

A Very Cool Web Honor!

Landscapedia has been cool enough to make me their featured designer for December. When fellow APLD member, Michael Franklin, first asked me, I told him I was honored that he even asked me. I first learned about this online community … Read more

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LABELS: APLD 1 Comment