Monthly Archives: March 2009

Why I Write This.

Yesterday I recorded a podcast about blogging with landscape designers and bloggers Chris Heiler and Rochelle Greayer who writes the wonderful landscape design blog StudioG. Image via stock.xchng That discussion made me think again about why I write this blog. … Read more

LABELS: blogging, Creative Process, landscape designer 2 Comments

Inspiration and Influence – Garden Visits

An old gate at Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ on its first Open Days day several years ago.The gate is no longer there. Today it’s grey and rainy. I’m dreaming of gardens. Yesterday, my 2009 edition of the Garden Conservancy’s … Read more

LABELS: APLD, Garden Conservancy, Garden Styles, garden visits, inspiration, landscape designer 5 Comments

Showhouse Season V, Issue 5–For the Birds

Many of the architectural details at the Sheep’s Run showhouse depict birds, so of course I have to honor that. The birds on the grill work shown below are typical of these formal early twentieth century details. They have been … Read more

LABELS: Creative Process, Designer Showhouses, sculpture, Sheep's Run, VNA of Central NJ 2 Comments

Showhouse Season V, Issue 4.1, The State of Things (con’t)

Every designer showhouse I’ve been involved with suffers from the same malady–too little interdisciplinary/committee/designer cross communication. Yesterday, my entire day was dedicated to solving issues with my garden space that could have been a non-issue had all parties worked with … Read more

LABELS: Designer Showhouses, formal gardens, Rumson NJ, Sheep's Run, VNA of Central NJ Leave a comment

Showhouse Season V, Issue 4, The State of Things

There was a big pow-wow between all of the landscape designers, contractors, and showhouse committee members today. I made some short videos of the garden space to share here. I have to make some design changes to create appropriate transitions … Read more

LABELS: Designer Showhouses, formal gardens, Garden Styles, Rumson NJ, Sheep's Run, VNA of Central NJ, volunteerism Leave a comment

Spring’s Slow March

No pun intended in the title although after another dose of winter weather this week, those of us on the eastern seaboard might believe it. Photo by Johann Dreo,via Wikipedia Commons The coming of this spring’s season seems to be … Read more

LABELS: Garden Styles, gardeners, landscape designer, spring, susan cohan Leave a comment