Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010 Top 5 Posts–Yours!

I’ve never done a “top”  list before.  I was interested in what everyone was here was reading so I took a look at the numbers.  As a landscape designer I’m interested in trends–self generated as well as user generated. The … Read more

LABELS: American Architecture, Art, color, Design, fashion, Film, Garden Design, Garden Designers Roundtable, Garden Styles, Gardens, inspiration, Trends Leave a comment

Monday 46 | A Year of Mondays

Snow.  Too much to go out into the garden where the drifts are well over three feet.  My boots aren’t that tall!  The photo was taken from the warmth inside to the garden through the bathroom window screen.

LABELS: winter, Year of Mondays 2 Comments

In my Reader…Happy Holidays

‘Twas the night before Christmas…and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. Happy Holidays all!

LABELS: Garden Styles 4 Comments

Happy Holidays…from Santa

Thomas Nast drew his images of Santa Claus not far from where I live in Morristown, New Jersey more than 135 years ago.  Those visions have become ours.  Happy Holidays!  There will be one more post, on Friday of  this … Read more

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Monday 45 | A Year of Mondays

It was bound to happen.  A new member of a carefully adamantly warned lawn and clean-up crew went nuts with his string trimmer.  I didn’t catch him totally on time.  I abhor string trimmers and gas powered garden tools in … Read more

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In my Reader…a winter list

As a landscape designer in the northeast United States, winter is a relief.  I can read for pleasure without feeling the nagging sense that I should be doing something else.  Here are some of the books I want to read … Read more

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Garden Inspiration | Garden Designers Roundtable

I graze across disciplines, media and firsthand experience to feed my ever growing habit. Here are five (of the many more) ideas from the past year that have inspired me.  Some have been included in previous posts, others on my … Read more

LABELS: Design, Film, Garden Styles, garden visits, Gardens, inspiration, Trends 11 Comments

Monday 44 | A Year of Mondays

It’s grey.  It’s damp.  It’s winter.   It’s challenging to find something interesting going on.  I’ve hit a wall of mostly sticks and stones.  I suppose that’s fine since there’s so much going on at this time of the year outside … Read more

LABELS: Garden Styles, Gardens, winter, Year of Mondays 1 Comment

In my Reader…Fernando Caruncho

I was reminded of  Spanish landscape architect Fernando Caruncho‘s work late last spring while on a garden crawl with fellow designer Jane Derickson.  Several years ago I had read and article about Caruncho’s work in New Jersey by Anne Raver … Read more

LABELS: Garden Styles, inspiration, Landscape Design, landscape designer 3 Comments

Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’

If you are looking for a festive evergreen that looks like it has come pre-decorated with snow and ornaments…try Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ (also known as Horstmann’s Silberlocke and Silver Snow).  When I first saw this small evergreen tree (15-20′ at … Read more

LABELS: Abies koreana 'Silberlocke', Garden Styles 5 Comments

Monday 43 | A Year of Mondays

The colors of winter.  It’s gotten very cold and except for some oaks, there are no leaves clinging to their branches.  It’s a time of texture in the garden.  A quick trip in and out tells the story most days.

LABELS: winter, Year of Mondays 1 Comment


I apologize for the look of the sidebar.  Some times a little knowledge and a lot of bravado isn’t a good thing.  …I was messing with it and can’t fix it until Monday when I get some more experienced technical … Read more

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In My Reader…The Style Saloniste

In my reader this week is The Style Saloniste by well known interior design and architecture author Diane Dorrans Saeks.  As you’ve probably figured out by now, I read a wide range of things.  This week is all about passion.  … Read more

LABELS: American Architecture, Antiques, Art, fashion, inspiration 2 Comments

Holiday Hayracks

I usually do something far more simple for holiday decoration for the hayracks that hang on the front of my studio.  This year, however, the cocoa fiber liners were really nasty and needed to be removed.  So I was faced … Read more

LABELS: celebrations, Containers, Garden Styles, Planting Design 7 Comments