We are always thrilled when Harry Pierik, one of our favorite Dutch garden designers, writes a guest post. His ‘Hidden City Garden’ is mesmerizing. To learn more about Harry, visit his website. Fran Sorin “Snowdrops are coming. Until now, it is a mild winter in our “Hidden City garden” Still some kinds of plants are blooming[...]
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[...]
Several years ago I wrote an article titled ‘ Why I Won’t Plant Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia‘ again : A Love Affair Gone Awry. It was about how I fell in love with a Golden locust some 2o plus years ago when I first saw it in London. How I knew I was going to find[...]
How to create privacy in the garden? There are several options if you have a large area. But take a narrow garden, add in a small urban space, and you’ve got yourself a challenge. So is the case with my rooftop garden in Tel Aviv. It has no privacy on 3 sides. The front of[...]