Spring Grasses and Bulbs

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-interest

Green Architecture by Vo Trong Nghia

Stacking Green in Ho Chi Minh City

With all the emphasis on the building green movement it was really great to find this article at Dezeen about an architect in Vietnam who was going all out in green friendly housing. Borrowing on old city philosophy but using modern architecture, technology, and materials Vo Trong Nghia built Stacking Green. I Thought  I’d throw… Continue reading Green Architecture by Vo Trong Nghia

The Top 10 Landscape Architecture Websites for 2013

Moleskine fun

This headline was aimed at LA’s but I know a lot of LD’s haunt the same sites and look at the same information. Even though the focus of the disciplines is different in the end we are looking for the same kind(s) of information, inspiration, and on-topic cultural themes. I am quite familiar with some… Continue reading The Top 10 Landscape Architecture Websites for 2013

It Never Happened

This addition to the deck, a new railing and walk, new set of steps, a pond and totally new landscape plantings was an eye-opener. The Inside For the homeowners it had come down to the large changes outside vs. the addition to the size of the kitchen. The drawings and estimate were put together for… Continue reading It Never Happened

Careful where You Post those Business Cards

Get a load of this story A Brooklyn Heights small business owner faces thousands in fines — even though she only posted one thing on a Court Street lamppost. The owner of Sketch & Hammer, Susan Hager, freely admits that she taped an envelope containing 15 of business cards for her custom deck and garden… Continue reading Careful where You Post those Business Cards

Are There the “Worst of the Worst Landscapes”?

Bill over at the Giant Duck Institute has suggested an idea You’ve hit on the idea for a post to rival “Trees We Do Not Like”. Perhaps you could call it… “Landscape Travesties” or “Landscape Infractions”. Picture submittal s of unfortunate landscape projects perpetrated by the uninitiated. I could start you off with a few.… Continue reading Are There the “Worst of the Worst Landscapes”?

Steps; Design to Build

I have decided that yesterday’s addendum deserved a stand alone post. I have also added 4 links at the bottom that will send you to older post that also deal with this same subject matter. Yesterday: Addendum: Here again we are dealing with the steps in the design process. I can’t seem to get past… Continue reading Steps; Design to Build

The Stages of a Landscape Plan

There is a great commentary string(prompted by detailed specifics) on a post by the County Clerk, the post is A Plan Coalesces: Hank is giving us the blow-by-blow on his dealings with his property, his landscape, and now his hiring of an LA to come up with a plan, and it’s turned into a fascinating… Continue reading The Stages of a Landscape Plan