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'Stretching the Seasons': an interview with Piet Oudolf (current king of planting design) in Fine Gardening Magazine where he explains how & why he chooses plants. Click here: http://www.finegardening.com/design/articles/stretching-the-seasons.aspx?utm_source=email&utm_medium=eletter&utm_content=20121015-seasons&utm_campaign=fine-gardening-eletter

'Stretching the Seasons': an interview with Piet Oudolf (current king of planting design) in Fine Gardening Magazine where he explains how & why he chooses plants. Click here: http://www.finegardening.com/design/articles/stretching-the-seasons.aspx?utm_source=email&utm_medium=eletter&utm_content=20121015-seasons&utm_campaign=fine-gardening-eletter

Arkansas Blue Star (Amsonia hubrechtii): A North American native perennial with great fall color and if you need another reason to put it in your planting designs, deer don’t eat it (at least not where I work)!Photo from the Ontario, Canada blogger Three Dogs in a Garden.

Arkansas Blue Star (Amsonia hubrechtii): A North American native perennial with great fall color and if you need another reason to put it in your planting designs, deer don’t eat it (at least not where I work)!

Photo from the Ontario, Canada blogger Three Dogs in a Garden.

A late September planting at Sichtungsgarten Hermanshof in Weinheim, Germany. Photo by author and blogger Noel Kingsbury.

A late September planting at Sichtungsgarten Hermanshof in Weinheim, Germany. Photo by author and blogger Noel Kingsbury.



'La Pietra Rossa' in Solanas, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. This is the personal garden of Maurizio Usai. He started it in 1997 wanting to have a garden that was different from the usual Italian resort model.
 The story of the ongoing development of the garden is one of a passionate gardener and plant collector with a great eye for design.

'La Pietra Rossa' in Solanas, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. This is the personal garden of Maurizio Usai. He started it in 1997 wanting to have a garden that was different from the usual Italian resort model.

 The story of the ongoing development of the garden is one of a passionate gardener and plant collector with a great eye for design.
Ice plants (Lampranthus). Designed by Los Angeles firm Rob Steiner Gardens.

Ice plants (Lampranthus). Designed by Los Angeles firm Rob Steiner Gardens.


Windcliff on Bainbridge Island in the Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington, US. Designed and planted by plantsman extraordinaire Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones.

Windcliff on Bainbridge Island in the Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington, US. Designed and planted by plantsman extraordinaire Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones.


Green roof planting for Leicester House in Ashville, North Carolina, US. The house was designed by NYC firm SPG Architects. No designer was mentioned for the planting but they did list the landscape contractor as Twin Oaks. Interesting side note, in the ‘sustainable design’ notes about this roof on the SPG website, it is said to be “native species”. Hmmm. Don’t think so.

Green roof planting for Leicester House in Ashville, North Carolina, US. The house was designed by NYC firm SPG Architects. No designer was mentioned for the planting but they did list the landscape contractor as Twin Oaks. Interesting side note, in the ‘sustainable design’ notes about this roof on the SPG website, it is said to be “native species”. Hmmm. Don’t think so.

An exuberant summer garden planting at Broughton Grange located in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.  Designed by English garden designer, Tom Stuart-Smith.

An exuberant summer garden planting at Broughton Grange located in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.  Designed by English garden designer, Tom Stuart-Smith.

If you’ve been wondering how Piet Oudolf, Dutch planting designer of the High Line and Millennium Park (among many other projects) works out his plantings, here’s a glimpse into the process:  a planting plan in rough draft. 

If you’ve been wondering how Piet Oudolf, Dutch planting designer of the High Line and Millennium Park (among many other projects) works out his plantings, here’s a glimpse into the process:  a planting plan in rough draft. 



Mexican Feather Grass (Nassella tenuissima) on the High Line in New York City. Photo by Jon Shireman.

Mexican Feather Grass (Nassella tenuissima) on the High Line in New York City. Photo by Jon Shireman.

'Earthly Delights' is a garden event at the garden of Andrea Filippone on June 2-3 in Pottersville, New Jersey in the U.S. To see more and buy tickets, click the link: http://earthlydelightsnj.com/event.html.

'Earthly Delights' is a garden event at the garden of Andrea Filippone on June 2-3 in Pottersville, New Jersey in the U.S. To see more and buy tickets, click the link: http://earthlydelightsnj.com/event.html.

A charming garden house designed by Georgia firm, Norman Davenport Askins Architect. Very French. It’s hard for me to believe that he also designed the planting but no garden designer’s name was given. Hmmm. Why do so many architects not give credit where credit is due? Don’t get me started. 

A charming garden house designed by Georgia firm, Norman Davenport Askins Architect. Very French. It’s hard for me to believe that he also designed the planting but no garden designer’s name was given. Hmmm. Why do so many architects not give credit where credit is due? Don’t get me started. 

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’ with Forget-me-nots (I assume this is a Myosotis) and Carex at the Austin Residence. Designed by Portland, Oregon firm, Creative Garden Design. All 3 of these plants are best in dappled shade with even moisture.  In fact, if you have damp spot, they’ll love it.  Don’t even think about a dry sunny location.

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’ with Forget-me-nots (I assume this is a Myosotis) and Carex at the Austin Residence. Designed by Portland, Oregon firm, Creative Garden Design. All 3 of these plants are best in dappled shade with even moisture.  In fact, if you have damp spot, they’ll love it.  Don’t even think about a dry sunny location.

Nice layering in American T.V. personality, P. Allan Smith’s garden, Moss Mountain Farm, near Little Rock, Arkansas in the U.S.    Photo by blogger, Genevieve Schmidt.

Nice layering in American T.V. personality, P. Allan Smith’s garden, Moss Mountain Farm, near Little Rock, Arkansas in the U.S.    Photo by blogger, Genevieve Schmidt.

Naturalistic bulb planting:  Part of a 10 acre garden at Keukenhof near Lisse, Holland designed by Dutch garden designer, Jacqueline van der Kloet, showing this new way to plant bulbs.

Naturalistic bulb planting:  Part of a 10 acre garden at Keukenhof near Lisse, Holland designed by Dutch garden designer, Jacqueline van der Kloet, showing this new way to plant bulbs.