Some sights from my half day walk through David Hochstetler’s layout a few days ago. New sandstone, old sandstone. Rescued sandstone curbing and walkways. Gate post galore. Great old troughs, and more. Creative Touch Landscape Supply is located on Kidron rd. Just north of Kidron, Ohio. Or just south of Ohio SR30. If you stop […]Read More Walking through a Stoneyard
Nice information from Hoffman Nursery on the pairing of bulbs and spring ornamental grasses. As usual good info from John and his staff. Chicago Botanical Garden http://hoffmannursery.com/blog/article/landscape-journal-creating-spring-garden-interestRead More Spring Grasses and Bulbs
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Here’s a very interesting take on alternatives to the very popular “Butterfly Bush” that is/has become a go-to plant for many gardener’s. I am a big fan of finding a “native solution” to design whenever possible and the list provided by the author is a good one. Solutions for a continuous bloom time from May […]Read More 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw
Lavender Known as “the queen of herbs,” lavender was Knapke’s research plant for her master’s thesis. She recommends planting this fragrant herb on a slope to encourage good drainage. Her favorite varieties include Hidcote, Blue Cushion, Munstead, Provence and the newer compact variety Lavance Purple. Rosemary Knapke said this culinary herb darling requires some extra […]Read More Herbs: 10 Favorites for Ohio – Our Ohio
“We are extremely excited to be part of the Nat Geo WILD family and look forward to sharing our love for the water feature lifestyle with viewers around the world. Stay tuned for more information!” says – Greg Wittstock- (Owner-CEO) I first met Greg Wittstock in the late 90’s and we kinda hit it off […]Read More Aquascape Goes Wild, Nat Geo Wild
Checking my Google alerts for landscape architecture I came across this article in Chicago Business about Landscape Architect Peter Schaudt and his favorite designed spaces in the great city of Chiccago. It’s a terrific list with great information and insight into these spaces and this now makes this list sort of a must-see for any of us […]Read More Peter Schaudt Favorite Chicago Places
Tom Stuart-Smith Takes the English Garden Global The designer works everywhere from Wisconsin to India’s Kerala. When a landscape designer gets a write-up in the Wall Street Journal you know they’ve hit the big time. This is the kind of publicity you just can’t buy. So it is the time for Tom Stuart-Smith the English […]Read More Tom Stuart-Smith Hits the Big Time
Take a look at this interesting courtyard space and the center focus of the design. So you can partially cover or completely cover the center elemet, uh, okay. I understand the complete covering to make the space accessible to seating but why the partial covering then? PLus if you cover for evening event, how is […]Read More Drac Meeting Space by Gilles Clement
American Nurseryman chimes in on deer resistant plants. It’s not like we haven’t seen a list very similar to this before-we have, but that doesn’t mean we can’t run the list again, and again. Why, well people forget, or lose that list, or link to that list. Personally I have had a lot of experience […]Read More Deer Resistance, is there Hope?
Five very different articles in this post. Starting with a global competition for all things sketchy, a big renovation for the Eastcote House Gardens in England due to a big money influx and great news for vegetable gardeners in Los Angeles. But there’s more. A proposal for a 27 acre botanical garden in Delaware, I’ve […]Read More Eastcote, Los Angeles, Delaware, Sketches, and Goldsworthy
Key arts panel approves Eisenhower Memorial Big memorial in Washington DC gets built without a lot of controversy. Not a chance. Nope, no different this time for the planned/proposed memorial for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The President who led America through the “Happy Days” of the 1950’s and was in charge of the “Greatest Generation” during […]Read More Eisenhower Memorial is it the Right Memorial?
Noel Kingsbury the famous English author is doing a multi-part posting on his blog about Japanese Gardens. I’ve decided to link to this because Mr. Kingsbury doesn’t do the usual and fawn all over every little aspect and detail of the Japanese Garden and, and YEAH!!! he acknowledges the real difference between Japanese and Chinese […]Read More Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden
— You’ll need a translator for the site. The link is below(bottom of story). Info is copy/pasted from the site. Some of the pics of the actual plant mosiacs come from the So Bad So Good website. This is direct link to page. Funny, when I went to page for the event there were no […]Read More International Mosaiculture Montreal 2013
Story from the Wall Street Journal | by Lee Lawrence ::: Part of the Story ::: According to a 1918 article in Architectural Review, the need for a privacy wall along what is now North Broadway dictated Bosworth’s approach. Rather than looking to European and Japanese models as he had for Rockefeller, he drew inspiration […]Read More The Untermyer Gardens, a New York Pairidaeza