Peter Schaudt Favorite Chicago Places

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… Continue reading Peter Schaudt Favorite Chicago Places

Tom Stuart-Smith Hits the Big Time

Tom Stuart-Smith private London Garden

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… Continue reading Tom Stuart-Smith Hits the Big Time

Drac Meeting Space by Gilles Clement

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… Continue reading Drac Meeting Space by Gilles Clement

Deer Resistance, is there Hope?

hungry deer, looking for their next meal

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… Continue reading Deer Resistance, is there Hope?

Eastcote, Los Angeles, Delaware, Sketches, and Goldsworthy

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… Continue reading Eastcote, Los Angeles, Delaware, Sketches, and Goldsworthy

Eisenhower Memorial is it the Right Memorial?

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… Continue reading Eisenhower Memorial is it the Right Memorial?

Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

Ryoanji Temple, Japan

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… Continue reading Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

International Mosaiculture Montreal 2013

— 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… Continue reading International Mosaiculture Montreal 2013

The Untermyer Gardens, a New York Pairidaeza

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… Continue reading The Untermyer Gardens, a New York Pairidaeza