Monthly Archives: April 2010

Garden Designer’s Roundtable: Visual Clues

When I thought about the idea of exploring focal points, I thought in the plural and I also thought about my own design process.  Among the first things I consider after I’ve figured out most of the more functional needs … Read more

LABELS: Garden Design, Garden Styles, Landscape Design 10 Comments

Monday 14 | A Year of Mondays Project

Today almost slipped by without a visit to the garden.  I haven’t set foot in it since last Monday and after two days of rain and a week of spring neglect it has a forgotten other worldly feeling to it … Read more

LABELS: Creative Process, Garden Styles Leave a comment

Busy Bee

I have been a busy bee trying to finish the show house garden this week.  Everything that can go wrong has…enjoy a post from this time last year–originally posted on May 5, 2009.  Miss R will be back next week. … Read more

LABELS: plants 3 Comments

Monday 13 | A Year of Mondays Project

The truth.  I am fascinated with the ever changing combinations that I can create with plants.  For me, it’s not about the growing or the wonder of the natural world, it’s about the flow–about the change.   It never fails each … Read more

LABELS: Garden Styles 2 Comments

Fieldtrip: James Rose Center

Last Saturday morning I headed north to Ridgewood, NJ to help with the annual spring clean up at the quirky and impossibly creative James Rose Center. This modernist bastion of free thinking and improvisation is located in a community of … Read more

LABELS: Creative Process, Landscape Design, landscape designer 7 Comments

Monday 12 | A Year of Mondays Project

I went out to the garden this morning and found my lilac in bloom a month early.  Last week’s heat wave must have forced it.  I don’t usually take loving pictures of flowers, but this seems so out of context.  … Read more

LABELS: Year of Mondays 4 Comments

What’s better than a Birthday present?

The Garden Conservancy‘s Open Days Directory of course!  Mine arrived this past Saturday and was the immediate cause for me to stop what I was doing and explore which gardens I want to visit this year.  I have been visiting … Read more

LABELS: Garden Conservancy, garden visits 4 Comments

Monday 11 | A Year of Mondays Project

This image is special because the others have been so grey.  It’s spring in the garden with onions and the neighbor’s honeysuckle and ivy needing some control–and I’m short on time and attention span.  These plants have given me pleasure … Read more

LABELS: Garden Styles, spring 1 Comment