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Creating a There, There in the Garden

Creating a There, There in the Garden Author Gertrude Stein is credited with saying, “There is no there there.” She wasn’t referring to a garden, but the saying is recalled by gardeners who desire to realize the full potential of their personal paradises.

Wild Gardens Bring Excitement and Beauty to Landscapes

Wild Gardens Bring Excitement and Beauty to Landscapes See how simplicity, mystery and lessons from nature can help you create a rich garden experience at home

at 400 years, ANDRE LE NOTRE IN PERSPECTIVE  pII.

at 400 years, ANDRE LE NOTRE IN PERSPECTIVE pII.

A fantastic interactive exhibition organised upon the celebration of the 400th anniversary of André Le Nôtre’s birth… ANDRÉ LE NÔTRE IN PERSPECTIVES. 1613 – 2013 THE EXHIBITION  LE NÔTRE IN PERSPECTIVE

at 400 years, ANDRE LE NOTRE IN PERSPECTIVE  pI.

at 400 years, ANDRE LE NOTRE IN PERSPECTIVE pI.

    from           THE NEW BOOK ANDRE LE NOTRE IN PERSPECTIVE DOCUMENTS THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT’S INCREDIBLE DESIGNS Text by Mitchell Owens  Photography by John Manno January 28, 2014 Had Versailles’s landscape architect, Andre Le Notre (1613–1700), accomplished nothing else in his life, the gardens he engineered for Louis XIV would have been enough to secure […]

“…despite the confusion of brown foliage, I will be sad to see it go.”

                                  The prairie gardener’s lament New perennials might be all the rage but they hate a mild winter   By Kirsty Grocott     7:00AM GMT 27 Jan 2014   According to TS Eliot, April is the cruellest month, but […]

Make it look like it doesn’t have money, like it’s a real park for real people.

Make it look like it doesn’t have money, like it’s a real park for real people.

        POINT OF VIEW / JANUARY 2014 /  Q&A: THOMAS BALSLEY, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Jan 13, 201412:02 PM THE METROPOLIS BLOG   Q&A: Thomas Balsley, Landscape Architect Jared Green Thomas Balsley, FASLA, is the founder and principal of Thomas Balsley Associates, a firm he has run for 35 years. Balsley has taught and lectured at Harvard’s Graduate […]

Is Horticulture a Withering Field?

Is Horticulture a Withering Field?

The report came out last month.   “…horticulture is under siege. We are concerned that, for those aware of  horticulture, the perception is increasingly negative, while much of the general public, especially young people, appear to have little or no awareness of the importance and value of horticulture.“ It’s true that, especially, young “people are […]

What's Modern Now? pI.

What’s Modern Now? pI.

In an earlier entry, “Got the Grid Going” we extolled the virtues of our hard-core modernist tendencies in organizing space in our ‘plantastic’ gardens. Accordingly, one of our favorite places of study has been Phillip Johnson‘s 1953 design for the Museum of Modern Art’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. It’s all about the grid.  Luxe […]

Luxe Life. pI

Luxe Life. pI

January.  ’teen degrees °        The gardeners come inside. To the design tables, to the trade shows, to educational seminars and most welcome, to beautiful books and now, most prevalent and on-message, saved web-links. Catching up with Peter Marino. Early last month The Architecture Foundation in London, hosted their John Edwards Lecture 2013 at […]

Dynamic.  Passionate.  Stylish.  Visible.  Compelling.  Revolutionary.

Dynamic. Passionate. Stylish. Visible. Compelling. Revolutionary.

  To Make The Public Fall In Love With Plants, We Must Take Initiative, Be Passionate And Repeat Ourselves By Kelly D. Norris | December 30, 2013 My college professor, a regarded scholar in the fields of agricultural teaching and pedagogy, used to remind me that most humans only commit an idea to retrievable memory after encountering […]

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