Monthly Archives: January 2013

Garden Trends: Dumpster Style

If you haven’t figured it out from previous posts, I’m having a visceral and negative reaction to quaint upcycling. Please do not show me something else made out of pallets.  Yuck. A good dumpster dive involves a deep understanding of … Read more

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LABELS: architectural salvage, Garden Styles, Gardens, inspiration, recycling 8 Comments

Garden Designers Roundtable: Winter Inspiration

I’m totally obsessed with winter gardens.  The thing is though, by spring, just like everyone else I get caught up in the sexier spring and summer seasons and completely forget to plant for winter.  This year I’m going to try … Read more

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LABELS: Gardens, Heptacodium miconiodes, inspiration, Landscape Design, winter 16 Comments

Vista and View Preservation

An article yesterday in the New York Times about a proposed and (yes) sustainably built and ‘green’ corporate headquarters that will rise above the Palisades along the Hudson River galvanized my thinking about view preservation as part of the whole save the … Read more

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LABELS: Gardens, Landscape Preservation, sustainability, sustainable landscapes 2 Comments

Garden Materials: Chicken Wire

I’m in the process of organizing things a bit differently here. So you’ll see new titles like ‘Materials’ and ‘Garden Design Details’ used more often. There’s also a new email subscription form in the sidebar…I’ve never had one of those … Read more

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LABELS: Gardens, Materials, Wire and Wire Structures 5 Comments

Hubert de Givenchy and Gardens

Hubert de Givenchy is better known his couture creations for Audrey Hepurn than he is as a champion of gardens.  But champion he is. Upon retirement in 1995, he was a key player in the restoration of the Potager du … Read more

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LABELS: France, Gardens, Planting Design 2 Comments

A Quick Start to the New Year

The calendar year has changed again, so there’s news to report- for the next two months anyway. Change is good in my world, as is a good adventure! Beginning yesterday, I became the President Elect of the Association of Professional … Read more

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