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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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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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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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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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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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DREAMING OF GARDENS

DREAMING OF GARDENS

In gardening like baseball, with spring comes a new planting season and hope springs eternal. What should you plant?

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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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LIGHTS IN THE LANDSCAPE

LIGHTS IN THE LANDSCAPE

Ever wonder how the lighting of Christmas trees began? In 1882, Edward Hibberd Johnson invited friends to view the first lighted tree.

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN EXHIBIT IN NYC

LANDSCAPE DESIGN EXHIBIT IN NYC

An LALH (Library of American Landscape History) exhibition opened in New York City last week. We take a look at the exhibits landscape photographs.

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