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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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