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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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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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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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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WHAT IS TU BISH'VAT?

WHAT IS TU BISH'VAT?

Tu Bishvat is a celebration to revere and respect our land, our soil, our environment. Tu BiSh'vat is a tree-centric celebration which promotes arboriculture.

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7 SOLUTIONS TO DRAINAGE PROBLEMS IN THE GARDEN

7 SOLUTIONS TO DRAINAGE PROBLEMS IN THE GARDEN

As a New York City garden designer, managing water by remediating existing drainage problems is a challenge. Here are 7 solutions I've learned. 

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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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FAVORITE GARDEN BOOKS or FAVORITE LANDSCAPE BOOKS

FAVORITE GARDEN BOOKS or FAVORITE LANDSCAPE BOOKS

I am always reading lists of the "100 books you must read." Here's a list of my most revered books on landscape and garden design.

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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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