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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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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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23 08 2008| Garden Travel, Lighting

I found them!….the pictures of the unique landscape lights at Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen. The posting the other day about the ‘lotus lights’ reminded me of these. Real thought was put into each one to make sure that not only are they sculptural and purposeful as garden planters during the...

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20 08 2008| Garden Travel

Mac Carbonell created The Flowerbox Building on the lower east side of NYC in 2007. It is a remarkable inspiration particularly for any building that could use a little push when it comes to creating landmark status. Study this building and imagine it without the plants – nice windows, but...

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