Monthly Archives: January 2011

Monday 50 & 51 | A Year of Mondays

There has been so much snow here that there is no access to the garden beyond climbing through four foot piles of snow or jumping out of one of the windows on the house side.  Either seems just too hard, … Read more

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LABELS: Creative Process, Gardens 4 Comments

In my Reader…Design Seeds

Just about now, in the middle of a very snowy and grey January I need a jolt of color.  For color trends and inspiration, Design Seeds is like no other. Fast, furious and beautifully curated, Jessica Colaluca creates ranges of … Read more

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LABELS: blogs, color, inspiration 5 Comments

Patrick Dougherty at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

I ducked out of  Plant-o-Rama yesterday after hearing Tony Advent’s presentation on worthy garden plants.  I couldn’t stay inside in the dark auditorium watching slides and listening.  I schmoozed with the exhibitors for a while, had a bite to eat … Read more

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LABELS: Art, earthworks, Garden Styles 2 Comments

Design Challenge: Garden Designers Rountable

All of us are working on the same real life design problem this month–a landscape renovation for a young couple’s New England country home.  Tuesday’s Find will return next week. For my part, I’m going to attempt to explain my … Read more

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LABELS: Creative Process, Design, Landscape Design, landscape designer 6 Comments

In my Reader…Myburgh Designs

It’s midwinter and I’m lusting for spring.  I yearn for a sun kissed lazy afternoon in a swing.  Steven Myburgh of Myburgh Designs makes artful, handcrafted swings for garden dreams.   They are totally original and appeal to my love of … Read more

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LABELS: Gardens, inspiration, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 4 Comments

Aspirational Garden Design

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal about who is buying luxury products was good news to me.  Aspirational buyers love their gardens as well as the interiors of their homes.  They hire designers.   That, in my way of … Read more

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LABELS: color, Design, Garden Design, Garden Styles, Gardens, inspiration, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 4 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…the patina is the thing

This deceptively simple double garden gate  from the 1940s has high impact.  The striking blue patina and subtle metal rail detail takes something that could be sooooo ho-hum and makes it special.  The original from English Country Antiques in Bridgehampton, … Read more

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LABELS: Antiques, Fences, Garden Styles 1 Comment

Monday 49 | A Year of Mondays

The snow cover is making this difficult.  It’s knee deep on the way into and out of the garden.  The image was taken from the sidewalk 35 feet away since what immediately interested me was the forms the melting/windblown snow … Read more

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LABELS: Year of Mondays 2 Comments

In my Reader…Suzanne Cummings

I’m not a houseplant kind of girl and it’s the middle of January.  The only chance I have at bloom color at home is cut  flowers.   Enter designer Suzanne Cummings.  I ‘met’ Suzanne via Twitter and we’ve been chatting back … Read more

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LABELS: bouquet, flowers, Garden Styles 3 Comments

Horticulture: Design Perspectives

Just in case you didn’t hear me crowing last week, my first contribution to Horticulture as half of an east/west landscape designer team is on the newsstands!  West coast designer, Rebecca Sweet and I will be writing Design Perspectives for … Read more

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LABELS: magazines, press 5 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…an iron arbor

Anyone who has been on my FB page or has followed this blog for any length of time knows that I love faux bois and ironwork –equally.  This Tuesday’s Find combines the best of both!  A cast iron arch with … Read more

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LABELS: Antiques, faux bois, Ironwork, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 6 Comments

Monday 47 | A Year of Mondays

This should be No. 48, but last week I was so busy that I didn’t even think about going out to the garden until it was dark… This week is much the same, but I’ve made time since I haven’t … Read more

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LABELS: Garden Styles, winter gardens, Year of Mondays 2 Comments

In my Reader…Inspire Me Now

This is one for anyone with a short attention span.  Inspire Me Now is a blitz of  inspiration images and ideas curated by Szymon Blaszczyk, a specialist in user experience design.  The blog consists solely of provocative images  that demand … Read more

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LABELS: Creative Process, Design, Garden Styles, inspiration 4 Comments

Plants to try in 2011

In my landscape design practice, my primary focus isn’t plants, but that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in them.  In fact, in a garden, plants are the workhorses that hold a design together in a specific season.  I have to … Read more

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LABELS: native plants, perennials, Planting Design, plants 6 Comments

Tuesday’s Find…for the garden

I love the hunt for unique items for the gardens I design.  For the past year I have been posting ‘Tuesday’s Find’ exclusively on my FB page.  This year it will be here.  Each Tuesday one item–usually vintage–will be featured.  … Read more

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LABELS: Antiques, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 1 Comment