British gardens

EVOLUTION OF THE LAWN

EVOLUTION OF THE LAWN

It is estimated that the total amount of monocultured lawn in the United States exceeds the size of the state of Pennsylvania. Why?

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IS IVY ON A BUILDING DESTRUCTIVE?

IS IVY ON A BUILDING DESTRUCTIVE?

Garden design ideas for using vines to cover trellises, pergolas, or other structures. Ivy can disguise an unflattering sightline at a small brownstone garden design.

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GENIUS LOCI

GENIUS LOCI

Alexander Pope said ‘‘all gardening is landscape-painting.’’ He laid the widely agreed principles of landscape architecture and design. 

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GARDEN ROOMS IN THE LANDSCAPE

GARDEN ROOMS IN THE LANDSCAPE

Sissinghurst is perhaps one of the most beloved gardens in all the world.  For many it is the definitive English garden, evoking the poetic sensibilities of its creators, their deep feeling for history and rural tradition and the influence of their aristocratic upbringing and travels.  A labor love created by...

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SUPER TREES

According to The Guardian, UK's ancient forests could be reproduced again after the country's supply has been severely depleted over several centuries of favoring farmland at the expense of forests. Contributing to this was Naval exploration, the industrial revolution and finally the two world wars when imports were difficult to obtain. 

One of the largest oaks still stands in what is believed to be Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame.  Another one of these super trees stands on the grounds of Blenheim Palace, designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown, one of the most famous landscape designers.

Quercus alba (White oak) photographed on a late Spring day.

©todd haiman 2013

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