Tag Archives: Landscape design

Winter Flowering and Fabulous

  This is a must have in the garden for me –  an early flowering witch hazel: Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’. It is considered by many to be one of the best cultivars to result from crossing Hamamelis mollis, a Chinese cultivar and H. japonica, a Japanese cultivar. Attributes … 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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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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A Year Later

Take a long look at the photos of the brilliant work of DARREL MORRISON, FASLA, a long-time advocate of artful and ecologically sound planting design with the use of native plants. Diana Drake, the Advanced Planting Design Professor at Columbia … Continue reading

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Landscape Violation #2

ISOLATED INCIDENTS OK, what’s going on here? It looks like a pow-wow. Or a landscape design put in a blender. One of this, one of that, spaced in a circle in the midst of the front lawn. Yikes. The lack … Continue reading

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Constraints

Whenever I got stuck creatively in making a sculpture, I would give myself certain parameters or constraints. The material itself would dictate the color of the piece, or I would work with only found objects, or I would limit myself … Continue reading

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Landscape Violations

Does anyone remember hanging on every word of “Glamour Don’ts” when they were teenagers? That was the column in Glamour magazine relating to transgressions in fashion laws, which can still be found at http://www.Glamour.com. as “Don’t of the Day”. For … Continue reading

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Image of Ken Smith’s container plantings

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