With all the reporting on the Royal wedding and my wife heading over the pond to celebrate the big event I thought I would post about one the the gardens in England that is still on my must see list – Kew Gardens. Famous for its glass conservatory and amazing tree top tour, Kew Gardens is a must see not only for … READ MORE
I created this landscape about 10 years ago for some wonderful clients. The design was based using complementarity colors, purple and yellow. Below are some photos from the landscape long with the details on the plants used. I am trying to find a easy way to breakdown a landscape and identify plants for novices who would like to recreate the look. Let … READ MORE
I am not sure where this garden is located and I don’t have the correct records to credit the designer or photographer. The style if very much in line with the style of Piet Oudolf and would look good in all seasons.
A required book for the landscape inspiration library is David Hicks’ My Kind of Garden. David Hicks very much believed that the garden was an extension of the interior and the gardens showcased in this book prove that point. Below are a few of my favorites, but this book will be a pleasure for even the weekend gardener with inspiring images.
Anouska Hempel Garden, England Images from Gardens IllustratedPhotographer Andrew Lawson
Top two images from Garden Illustrated, Photographer Andera Jones Often overlooked by more popular spring blooms, Hellebores are a wonderful plant for the landscape for early seasonal color (as early as February) and will provide greenery year round (an advantage over its spring blub competitors). More commonly used in Europe, Hellebores are becoming more popular in US landscapes. Hellebores look wonderful … READ MORE
Photo by Jeff Garland, Design by Deborah SilverFound here
Last week I visited the Cleveland Botanical Garden for an awards banquet. Early April in Cleveland is grey and still cold, but the absence of greenery allows you to really see all the hardscapes used in the outdoor gardens. For those of us that live in areas with cold winters, using stone, wood and metal in our gardens provide texture … READ MORE
Garden in London by Arabella Lennox Boyd