Garden design

UNIQUE CONTAINER GARDENING IDEAS

UNIQUE CONTAINER GARDENING IDEAS

Container gardens are typically created from terracotta pots, lightweight fiberglass or plastic planters, glazed ceramic planters or natural wood planters.

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GARDEN DESIGN TRENDS – THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

GARDEN DESIGN TRENDS – THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

New York City homeowners in Manhattan and Brooklyn are concerned with drainage, privacy from neighbors and sustainability in their small gardens. Great ideas from famous gardens can be incorporated into these smaller spaces.

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FASHION INSPIRED BY THE GARDEN: HAUTE COUTURE AND HORTICULTURE

FASHION INSPIRED BY THE GARDEN: HAUTE COUTURE AND HORTICULTURE

The garden has been an inspiration to fashion designers for centuries. Garden dresses, garden shoes, garden party hats are just the threshold of garden fashion costume.

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BLUE GARDEN | USING THE COLOR BLUE IN AN URBAN GARDEN DESIGN

BLUE GARDEN | USING THE COLOR BLUE IN AN URBAN GARDEN DESIGN

I'm mad about blue! I find blue to be an alluring color to design with.  A less common color in nature, it’s a challenge to find true blue in flower form.

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TEATIME IN THE GARDEN

TEATIME IN THE GARDEN

There is a history of enjoying tea in the landscape of a New York City garden. 18th century tea gardens were added to taverns evoking the English tradition. 

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GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

When gardening as climate change occurs, is it practical for a garden designer to select a plant that needs additional maintenance to survive successfully?

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WALLED GARDENS

WALLED GARDENS

The Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum has two unique gardens boundaries created years apart. Each is a brilliantly executed walled, enclosed space.

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IDEAS FOR SMALL GARDEN DESIGN

IDEAS FOR SMALL GARDEN DESIGN

Small garden designs seen at the Chelsea Flower Show that are appropriate for a New York City garden design where space is at a premium.

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CLASSIC GARDEN DESIGN

CLASSIC GARDEN DESIGN

For your consideration, here are four gardens inspired by the Italian renaissance. These gardens were constructed from 1550 - 2013. 

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ISLAMIC PARADISE GARDEN - IMPERFECT OR PERFECT GARDEN?

ISLAMIC PARADISE GARDEN - IMPERFECT OR PERFECT GARDEN?

Paradise is frequently symbolized and directly referenced in Islamic art and architecture, as is the image of the perfect garden or a perfect garden design.

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