Rooting for Ideas is a blog primarily about garden design and the investigation of ideas that come from garden literature. I recently added a Blogroll to my homepage located on the right side with a list of some of my … Continue reading
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Near the house and out buildings I tend to make enclosed spaces I refer to as ‘rooms’ . The outside rooms are, I hope, a gentle transition from the rooms inside the house, to places that are outside but still … Continue reading
Tagged before and after shots of making a pond, boneset, editing native plants around a pond, encouraging native plants, flag iris, Garden walks, making walks in the garden, My Catskill Garden, Native plants near pond, natural looking ponds, plantings with a theme, pond walk, Totem Farm Gardens, using native plants near a pond
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I have been laying out garden rooms and seasonal areas in my garden for twelve years now, but it has always been something developed organically rather than being randomly imposed. For example, when we removed a modern garage that was … Continue reading
Tagged Astilibioides tabularis, Big Leaf Room, designing rooms in a garden, Garden rooms, kirengeshoma palmata, Large leaf plants, My Catskill Garden, Petasites Japonicus- butterbur, Petasites variegata, rheum palmatum tanguticum, Rodgersia aesculifolia, Totem Farm Gardens
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After the renovation of my house I designed what I call the ‘entry way room’ that leads to, and partially surrounds an area by the front door. The palette of this room is chartreuse and white. I planted several ‘variegated … Continue reading
Tagged alchemilla mollis., chartreuse and white garden, climbing hydrangea, Cornus alba ‘elegantissima, Daphne Carol Mackie, Entry Garden, foam flower, Frances Williams, garden palette, goose-neck loose strife, Hemerocallis ‘Ice carnival’, Hosta S, Limelight hydrangeas & phlox David, oregano, Salix I. ‘Hakuro Nishiki, white alliums, white columbine, white foxgloves