In this post, our colleague, Dutch landscape designer, Harry Pierik, shares artistic photos and talks about peonies from his personal garden, The Hidden City Garden. While the vanes of the dove tree, Davidia involucrata, are swaying on the branches in my Hidden City Garden, the first botanical peonies are starting to flourish. Peonies are perennials of[...]
I recently travelled to the second largest flower and garden show in the US, in Seattle, to give two presentations. Here’s what I enjoyed most—a subjective collection, to be sure, and one dependent on the capabilities of my iPhone’s camera. Even so, 25 photos is more than double the number I usually show in a[...]
Here is Part 2 of Snowdrops In The Hidden City Garden from Dutch garden designer Harry Pierik. To read Part 1, click here. “In the previous post I showed how I prepared the borders of the snowdrops. Now we’re going to look at how the snowdrops grow in the Hidden City Garden. Also I’ll show three[...]
I’ve always thought of Chicago as a great American city where urban greening, ecological landscaping, and beauty for beauty’s own sake matters. The Lurie Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago’s immense park system and green roof program are enough to make any nature lover’s heart sing with joy.
When friends heard that I was visiting Carmel for the first time, they couldn’t say enough about what a lovely, artistic town it is. What they forgot to tell me is that it is a city overflowing with flowers. As I wandered the streets ~ in front of and next to shops, as focal points in[...]