Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Drawing Board

I miss hand drawing.  If I didn’t feel like I had to keep up and work faster (and I’m pretty quick with a pencil), I would go back.  But that’s not the case for at least three months a year … Read more

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LABELS: Creative Process, Garden Design, Landscape Design 4 Comments

Monday 10 | A Year of Mondays Project

I’m a ‘big picture’ kind of person.  When I started this project I knew that sticking with it would be hard for me – especially in spring with so many big picture options on the horizon.  But here I am … Read more

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LABELS: Creative Process, Garden Styles, inspiration, landscape designer 1 Comment

Garden Designers Roundtable: Color Conversations

I love color and write about it frequently both here and at Designers on Design. I’ve explored single hues for inspiration such as grey, turquoise and even white, but color in the garden should actually be more of a complex … Read more

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Monday 9 | A Year of Mondays Project

A needed pause. Rain. Images of weeks passed. Is the total becoming more than each individual image? One of my hopes is that this exercise will reveal something about creativity, inspiration and process. I’m not sure yet–I think it’s too … Read more

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Ladies’ Choice

I don’t usually post the same things here as I do on my Facebook fan page and Twitter. Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak at a symposium sponsored by the local and exceptional arboretum-Frelinghuysen.  I am also not an … Read more

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LABELS: Garden Design, Garden Styles, Landscape Design, landscape designer 1 Comment

Monday 8 | A Year of Mondays Project

Three days of incessant rain, wind and gloom.  This morning in the garden there were the usual early spring suspects – a bumper crop of wild onions that need prompt removal, nubs of sedums pushing through the soggy ground, and … Read more

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LABELS: Garden Styles, plants 2 Comments

A Garden Gives Back: Crops

A Garden Gives Back showhouse project has taken on a life of its own.  Originally, because it’s the way I think, I just thought it would be a good thing to donate the produce to those who most needed it.  … Read more

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LABELS: Designer Showhouses, Garden Styles, organic vegetable gardens 5 Comments

Monday 7 | A Year of Mondays Project

March is teasing me.  I had hoped there would be some sure signs of spring beyond yellow tipped daffodil shoots pushing through the earth in the garden.  Next week the Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ will be the show and then the … Read more

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LABELS: Year of Mondays 4 Comments

Rite of Spring

The Philadelphia Flower Show is a rite of spring.  It is a unique blend of garden high and low, an elite event with mass appeal.  Designers (both floral and landscape), schools, garden associations/clubs and individuals create gardens or vignettes or … Read more

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LABELS: Flower Shows, Garden Design, Garden Styles 12 Comments

They Give Great Shop

On my recent trip  to the San Francisco Bay area I visited  a quartet of garden shops.  Having worked in the fashion industry, I understand the power of  visual merchandising and have a healthy respect for the best of it … Read more

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LABELS: architectural salvage, Garden Centers, Garden Styles 8 Comments

Monday 6 | A Year of Mondays Project

I am visually drawn to architectural decay.  To me, abandoned buildings and their remnants have a  ghostly beauty.  These old and rusting away bulkhead doors are in the middle of the garden.  I don’t try to hide them and I’ve … Read more

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LABELS: Year of Mondays 3 Comments