Monthly Archives: November 2011

From Art to Landscape

In the second chapter of his superb book, From Art To Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design, W. Gary Smith discusses the benefits of building a visual vocabulary.  A large part of the book is about training yourself to see. … Continue reading

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A Villain in the Landscape

With the arrival of autumn color in the landscape and the scarcity of leaves, one can clearly see the invasiveness of Winged burning bush, or Euonymus ‘compacta’ or Winged euonymus. Whatever name you use for this fast-growing villain; help to eliminate it … Continue reading

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Page Dickey at NYBG

A fortunate group of New York Botanical Garden alumnae and other landscape professionals got to hear Page Dickey lecture yesterday in an intimate venue at the school. The title of the lecture was “The Runaway, Overgrown Garden”. Something we’re all familiar … Continue reading

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Can Painting Play a Role When Creating a Garden?

Can Painting Play a Role When Creating a Garden?       In The Artful Garden, James Van Sweden writes about utilizing a “broader aesthetic world” and the inspiration of fine art when designing a landscape. He specifically references the gorgeous … Continue reading

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