Chanticleer

Chanticleer

In case you missed the other posts (here and here), each week I am writing about one of my favorite…

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden – designed by Beatrix Farrand

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden – designed by Beatrix Farrand

The second garden in this series is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden. I first visited this garden in Seal Harbor,…

A Plant on The High Line That Caught My Eye

A Plant on The High Line That Caught My Eye

Last week I was sorting through some of my old photographs. I came across this one from a couple of…

Post-Thanksgiving Catch-up

Post-Thanksgiving Catch-up

What the heck happened last week!?! I am in shock at the notion that it is officially the Christmas season…(as…

Garden Gallery: Topanga Canyon Cactus Garden

Garden Gallery: Topanga Canyon Cactus Garden

Cactus gardens are somewhat out of the question here in Massachusetts (at least it would be very limited and many varieties would…

Seasonal Container Garden Recipe: Use the Local Landscape as a Point of Reference

Seasonal Container Garden Recipe: Use the Local Landscape as a Point of Reference

A quote I think about when creating a container planting. “You just can’t plant exotics in the countryside. They just…

Garden Destinations: Yew Dell Garden, KY

Garden Destinations: Yew Dell Garden, KY

I’m finding plenty of inspiration at Yew Dell Gardens in Louisville, KY — and I haven’t even been there.  There is…

Garden Gallery: Beatrix Farrand in Maine

Garden Gallery: Beatrix Farrand in Maine

Garland Farm in on Mt Desert Island near Bar Harbor, Maine, where Beatrix Farrand, a renowned landscape designer, lived and…

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Nasturtiums

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Nasturtiums

I am flat out with getting Issue #2 of Leaf Magazine out the door.  We are hoping to have it…

The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab @RISD

Few designers and artists would deny that much of their inspiration comes from studying the natural world.  It doesn’t matter what…

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Oh — this is a dreamy little dream job for just the right person…..Post- Doctoral Associate At Dumbarton Oaks in…

The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

My vacation is wrapping up in a few days….but the part where I was traveling by pick-up truck and sleeping…

Garden Destination: The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail, Colorado

Garden Destination: The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail, Colorado

Have you ever seen the movie City Slickers?  One of my favorite movie lines is at the end where they…

Garden Destinations: Dunaway Gardens, Georgia

Garden Destinations: Dunaway Gardens, Georgia

I love a garden with a good back story.  And this one, with it’s tale of grandeur and notoriety in…

Garden Destinations: Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, Delaware

Garden Destinations: Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, Delaware

Once owned by Henry Francis du Pont, a famed horticulturist and decorative arts expert, Winterthur‘s (pronounced “winter-tour”) gardens are a great…

Garden Destination: Garden of Ideas – Ridgefield, Connecticut

Garden Destination: Garden of Ideas – Ridgefield, Connecticut

Am I the only one who feels like this tuesday is more like a monday and really slow to get…

Garden Destinations: Franconia Sculpture Park

Garden Destinations: Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park in Min­nesota (located 45 min­utes north­east of the Twin Cities) is a “seedbed for big auda­cious unfet­tered…

Before & After: Cava’s Green Wall Makeover

Before & After: Cava’s Green Wall Makeover

Care to join me for a glass of wine? Isn’t this just the perfect looking place to hang out all…

Garden Gallery: An Idaho Haven

Garden Gallery: An Idaho Haven

There isn’t an Andy Goldsworthy work (or even an Andy Goldsworthy copy-cat work) in existence that I don’t adore.  There…

Garden Destinations: Salvation Mountain

Garden Destinations: Salvation Mountain

Perhaps you think of a garden as a collection of plants alone?  I am not so sure I completely agree. …

Wildlife Bridges & Colorado Pride

Wildlife Bridges & Colorado Pride

It is with pure Colorado pride that I share some of the winning entries to ARC Wildlife Crossing design competition….

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