Garden Design Basics

Why I landscape - a happy career story. Ginko by Travis Cox - The Garden Scout

Why I Landscape – A Happy Career Story

As part of an awareness campaign with the National Association of Landscape Professionals, I’m sharing my ”Why I Landscape” story. I hope it encourages you ...
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La Vignaccia, designed by Niccolo’ Grassi. Photo: Niccolo’ Grassi

From ‘Nice’ to ‘Wow’: Rules To Make A Garden Look Amazing

  ‘Pretty’ is the enemy of ‘Beautiful’ -Nonna Giuliana There is a word that I loathe more than all others, and it’s ‘nice’. To be ...
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How to be your own garden designer - think like a curator

How to Be Your Own Garden Designer: Think Like A Curator

Designing for yourself is hard - no matter what the project. It is especially hard for people (like me) who love all sorts of design ...
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Garden design basics - using shapes to create interest in the garden

Garden Design Basics: Using Shapes To Inspire Your Design

I recently met up with a couple of former instructors from the English Gardening School in London. Robin Templar Williams and Moira Farnham were running a design ...
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The 8 Books You Need to Design Your Own Garden

I know that visitors to this site and the readers of PITH + VIGOR magazine are a book-loving bunch.  I am too.  As a writer ...
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How to create a chic garden

How to Create A Chic Garden

When I think of chic, these flashes of places and people pop into my mind.  There is the neighborhood shop owner from when I lived ...
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