Monthly Archives: May 2013

Field Trip: Jungle

Hip isn’t a description usually used for garden centers.  Jungle, in Brooklyn, is hip.  Owner and landscape designer, Amanda Mitchell has created a smart and compelling space in trendy Williamsburg that blends vintage and contemporary, urban and bucolic, rustic and … Read more

LABELS: Design, Gardens, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 2 Comments

Garden Designers Roundtable | My Cathedral

Spiritual journeys often reveal themselves over time.  I am not one for those that are organized.  For many years I have found mine  in the company of trees. They are a cathedral that moves me to tears each and every … Read more

LABELS: Gardens, Trees 11 Comments

Barrique’s Recycled Barrel Stave Furniture

As part of my design crawl in New York the past two weeks, I visited ABC Home and Carpet for some inspiration.  The store never disappoints in its merchandise selections or displays.  A designer I know says ‘This is where … Read more

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Scout Regalia’s Contemporary Outdoor Style

I’m a fan of contemporary design.  Because I work in a very traditional market, I don’t get to use it much in my landscape and garden design work.  San Francisco based Scout Regalia has created two sleek products that would … Read more

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Field Trip: Urban Garden Center NYC

Never have I seen so much done with so little.  A garden center under the railroad tracks with no running water and no electricity?  That’s Urban Garden Center in Spanish Harlem. Plants, seeds and tools happily co-exist with dumpster dive … Read more

LABELS: architectural salvage, folk art, Gardens, inspiration, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories, vintage Leave a comment

Opiary: Garden Pots from Princeton

Last year, one of the few things I liked at the Kips Bay Showhouse was Robert Canon’s planters. This year I at ICFF I liked them even more.  When I saw them again this past weekend, these planters were in my … Read more

LABELS: Garden Design, Gardens, New Jersey, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories, sculpture 1 Comment

An Addition-al Rant

No pictures for this one… Do you know anyone who is willing to work for a 25% of the week for free?  Many in the landscape design industry do. Here’s how: they do not charge for the initial consultation or … Read more

LABELS: business 2 Comments

Field Trip: The Litchfield Daffodils

Last Saturday, after talking about garden design at White Flower Farm, I met up with an old friend and we spent the afternoon in Litchfield, CT touring about and catching up.  Our final stop of the day was Laurel Ridge. … Read more

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Garden Inspiration: Luciano Giubblei’s Parterre Ideas

I’ve been a member of Pinterest almost since its inception.  I use it as place to store ideas both useful and random.  I also explore other designer’s boards to see what inspires them and maybe understand a little bit about … Read more

LABELS: Creative Process, Design, Gardens, inspiration, Landscape Design 2 Comments