Pathways In My Backyard

– Posted in: Garden Design
eruphorbia and eremerus

  This article was originally published in November of 2007. I thought it worth posting again as we get closer to fall and gardeners are beginning to contemplate making changes in their garden.  I hope you enjoy! Thanks to Nan’s November Design Workshop on pathways, I am compelled to get this final post up before [...]

Wending and Wind

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Photography

Most gardens of any size are designed with wending in mind.  Don't you just love that Old English word "wending"  ?  So casual, carefree, and contemplative by inference.  Even formal entries can invite wending. The entry to this garden was designed by my friend, the landscape architect Robyn Sherrill, who fortunately for me does not [...]

Fun with Focal Points

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Photography
The secret garden

Garden photographers just love focal points designed into gardens.  In great gardens though, they present dilemmas.  What is the best angle ?  Let's take a stroll around one of the rooms in Gary Ratway's own garden: Gary is one of those exceedingly rare landscape architects who knows more than 25 plants.  Not only does he [...]