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
A really great article in Dwell about this really well designed space in San Francisco, it worth a look for a few more pics and the res of the short article. Really well done. SPRING AWAKENING A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own… Continue reading Spring Awakening | Dwell
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
Welcome back to another one from ‘murderer’s row‘ as we count down to Shrubs We do Not Like. We are talking about Juniper c. ‘Hetzii’, or as I learned the common name Hetzi Juniper. This Juniper is a shrub I can promise you I will never plant-ever, no matter what. Form, shape, size, habit, needles,… Continue reading Juniperus chinensis ‘Hetzii’
Burning bush, burning bush, burning bush . . . no I am not talking about a bush Moses* has a conversation with, nor am I talking about #43** or any other Bush person***. I’m talking burning bush!!! yah, that’s what I’m talking about Euonymous alata. Possibly the “Mother of all Bushes”. Forgive me if I… Continue reading Euonymous alata
A job I designed a couple of years ago for Enviroscapes, Inc. of Louisville, Ohio was designated the Honors winner in a commercial design category by the OLA, Ohio Landscapers Association. Enviroscapes also won a maintenance award for this project. I remember very specifically being asked to create a Japanese feel to this landscape. The… Continue reading An Award Winner
“Without discipline, there’s no life at all.” –Katherine Hepburn These steps were installed in 1989, and photo was taken in 2005.
Brick Hardscape Ideas This walkway/patio was one of those tricky designs on paper that you hoped would work out on the ground. It’s like I draw this to exact scale, knowing the materials we are using . . . and hoping the field guys can implement the plan correctly. I knew when I drew this… Continue reading The Importance of Hardscape Design