Piet Oudolf

Why Mien Ruys Is Thought Of As The Leader of The New Perennial Movement

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Design

**This article first appeared in Gardening Gone Wild, November 2010. Mien Ruys, whose garden has influenced generations of well known designers, including Piet Oudolf and Jacqueline van der Kloet, is considered by many to be the leader of the ‘New Perennial Movement." Mien was surrounded by plants from the time she was young. Her father founded Moerheim Nursery in [...]

Moonlighting

– Posted in: Bulbs, Garden Design

Written by Tovah Martin We are thrilled to have Tovah Martin contributing to Gardening Gone Wild. She is a freelance writer, lecturer, and author of over a dozen garden books including the recently published The New Terrarium. Tovah says that she has a problem with bulbs. It's called obsession. The fires of infatuation were fanned when [...]

The High Line – A Breathtaking Public Green Roof Garden in NYC Built on Elevated Railroad Tracks

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Plants

Visiting the High Line is one of those magical experiences where once you taste it, you'll want to go back for more. Several flights of stairs above the ground, designed on old railroad tracks (in operation from 1934-1980 ) with the buildings of Manhattan and the Hudson River as a backdrop, the High Line is paradoxically both a soothing and extraordinarily stimulating public park.   It runs from Gansevoort Street in the [...]