Author Archives: Don Statham

Open Garden Days 2016

The Garden Conservancy Open Garden Days, July2, 2016  from 10:00- 4:00 My garden will be featured on Saturday, July 2nd  along with many other wonderful gardens in our area. I have been editing the garden for the past two years … Continue reading

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Hitch Lyman- Galanthophile

Spring has come a month early to the Catskills. I am re-posting an old post on Hitch Lyman’s wonderful collection of snowdrops. If you haven’t been it’s worth the trip. This year Hitch will open his garden on Saturday, March … Continue reading

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Non Aggressive Plants and the Trials of Editing a Garden

In “Thugs in the Garden” (KL, Summer 2015) I wrote about plants that overtake a border by intensive root systems or by self seeding. Part of an education of a gardener includes figuring out which plants are aggressive and which … Continue reading

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Private Gardens- Holland

While in Holland in late August, I visited some private gardens located in one of the many polders. A Polder is a tract of low land, especially in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea or other body of water and … Continue reading

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A Wild Idea -The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

This past August, I traveled to the Netherlands.  I’ve been there before, but never explored beyond Amsterdam. It was a great treat to stay in the eastern part of the country at a Dutch friend’s family place and make day … Continue reading

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The Gardens Of Mien Ruys

I was invited by my Dutch friend Heleen Heyning along with my friend and business partner, Jane Couch to visit Holland in late August with the plan to immerse ourselves in Dutch Gardens. At the top of our list were … Continue reading

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Thugs in the Garden

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I was ignorant when I began to plant my garden and I chose plants on the basis of passion. After a while I discovered that quite a few of the plants I had selected possessed thug-like qualities. You know the … Continue reading

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