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Shady Combo

Loving the shade combination of Rhododendron Maximum and Bleeding Heart in our front garden. Advertisements

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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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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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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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The Eyes Have It

July 10, 2010 During a wonderful break over the 4th of JULY weekend I had the pleasure of meeting a colleague and his wife in the Berkshires for a concert at Tanglewood and visits to the Edith Wharton Estate (The … Continue reading

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