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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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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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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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