Horticulture

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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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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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PRUNE?

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PRUNE?

The most important pruning is the removal of dead, diseased or damage tissue. The secondary reason for pruning a tree is cultural and aesthetic.

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10 GARDENING TIPS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

10 GARDENING TIPS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

Garden design ideas for your small garden or landscape. When garden planning, these are effective tips for the climate-friendly gardener.

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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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5 BEST PERENNIALS FOR FALL

5 BEST PERENNIALS FOR FALL

What are some of the favorite fall perennials for garden designers?  Here are a few landscape ideas that are best for fall gardens.

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ALLERGY FREE GARDENING

ALLERGY FREE GARDENING

In the 1940’s the USDA recommend growing separate sexed trees from cuttings, budding or grafting with only male wood. They caused a health epidemic.

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WHAT IS A SPRING EPHEMERAL?

WHAT IS A SPRING EPHEMERAL?

Garden designers orchestrate flower bloom interest throughout all the seasons. Spring ephemerals fill an early void in the spring landscape design in the garden.

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5 GREAT TREES FOR WINTER INTEREST

5 GREAT TREES FOR WINTER INTEREST

Grey Birch.  If I had to just plant one tree, this is it. I can't imagine any tree more beautiful in the the winter landscape than this native.

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HOW TO USE GRAVEL IN THE GARDEN

HOW TO USE GRAVEL IN THE GARDEN

I’m a fan of pea gravel in garden design. It's an attractive hardscape cover with an element of sound and it's a permeable surface to manage stormwater. 

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