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02 09 2008| Materials + Tools

The international competition: ‘Best Private Plots 08 – Die besten Gärten 2008’ is being held for the third consecutive year. Awards are in recognition of newly designed gardens or for redesign of existing gardens. Checking into previous winners in 2006 and 2007 revealed some interesting inspirations….check out the pavers for...

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Venus Fly trap inspired garden design mood board
02 09 2008| Design

As promised last week, here is the first of the ‘other’ two inspiration boards for gardens related to romantic flowers…. (The first being inspired by the Magnolia and the other inspired by the Toad Lily) Dangerous Romance. Inspired by the movie “The Little Shop Of Horrors” and the Venus Fly...

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31 08 2008| Plants

Relocating to New England from England about four years ago seemed, at the time, (and often still does) like the landscape equivalent of a chef moving from Paris to Poughkeepsie. More than anything, I get frustrated by the overuse of a relatively small palette of plants. The primary target of...

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Design New England Cover
27 08 2008| Design

A few months back I was asked by the lovely editors at “Design New England” Magazine to be involved in creating their ‘selections’ section that would be focusing on the landscape. The brief was interesting….Using a “romantic” plant or flower as inspiration suggest various landscape elements that you would incorporate...

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26 08 2008| Design

I must share with you this excellent inspiration board that our own Emily did. She imagined it as a rooftop garden but but it could be applied to a courtyard or lounge. With this posting I want to invite you, our readers, to send us your inspiration boards for gardens....

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25 08 2008| Materials + Tools

Bamboos are a huge design trend but installation can quickly become prohibitively expensive as running bamboos need to be contained and that involves root barriers. I just came across this product, the DuPont™ GreenVista® Root Barrier and according to the manufacturer, it is “a new and unique product that creates...

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