Monthly Archives: January 2012

Great Fakes

The late David Hicks once wrote: “There is a great deal of false snobbery attached to garden ornaments, the feeling that if they are not fine original works of antiquity, they are not worth having. It is a snobbery I … Continue reading

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Garden Ornament

Given the idea of directing the eye, and visually moving through a space, a well-placed garden ornament can provide accent and weight in a garden, commanding the eye to pause and take notice.  As we visually move through a space … Continue reading

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Tickling our Fancy

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For the conclusion of her lecture to a small, grateful group at NYBG last November, Page Dickey presented images from ‘gardens that have tickled’ her. Dickey says we all need to be excited by gardens. Topping her tickle list is Bunny William’s Pool House, which overlooks her orchard and borders a wood path.  The structure is part garden folly and part Greek-Revival architecture. Its proportions are classical and timeless, while its materials are wonderful and whimsical. The pediment is clad in rough hewn timbers with the bark still attached, and the columns are tree trunks with pinecones used as the column details. Throughout her property Williams creates moments that are timeless, with sculpture, furniture placement and ornamentation, combined with plant placement. She is a master at it! Another item on Dickey’s list is what was once Nedda Lockwood’s 100-acre property in … Continue reading

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January “to do” list:

1. Develop a garden plan. 2. Make a list of the plants you lack but would like to own. 3. Try to learn something of the origin, history and habits of your special favorites. It will make it a lot … Continue reading

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