Book Recommendation, G A R D E N S, Inspiration, Landscape Design, Piet Oudolf, Uncategorized

Pilgrimage to Hummelo – 2018 Last Dates Open to Public

So Piet is basically like Bono or Sting in the gardening world, only needs one name for instant recognition. And the complete Piet Oudolf, is arguably the most recognizable horticulturist to the general public. This is down to Peit being the force and artist in painting actual landscapes in sweeping perennial drifts that create texture, movement and structure in the … READ MORE

Book Recommendation, G A R D E N S, Landscape Design

A Thoughtful Gardener: An Intelligent Approach to Garden Design by Jinny Blom

I have long been an admirer of Jinny Blom’s garden designs for the juxtaposition of feeling like they have always existed while being fresh and reflecting the current excitement in garden design. When she hinted at writing a book via Instagram early last year (@Jinny.Blom), I made a mental note to pre-order on Amazon. I am honored she accepted my request … READ MORE

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Private Gardens of Connecticut – details

Here are some detail images from Private Gardens of Connecticut by Jane Garmey and all photographs by John M. Hall. Stone fountain covered in algae. The delicate plant is papyrus. Boxwoods in urns flank an opening in the hedge.  Clipped Hornbeam within a boxwood parterre. A natural waterfall with ferns, evergreens and moss. Large azalea (purple) with Peonies and a stone wall … READ MORE

Book Recommendation

Garden Library – Two Recommendations

This weekend I picked up two new books for my design library, Gardens of the Hudson Valley and Private Gardens of Connecticut. I recommend both books for your own library. Both books reflect gardens on a grand scale, but feature elements that can be applied to any size garden. Showcasing interesting mixing of plants, hardscapes and structures, the books include wide … READ MORE