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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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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photography by Iwan Baan and James Golden I began working as a garden designer in New York City in the 1990s when there was a craze for ornamental grasses that I soon discovered was a valuable plant for difficult sites. … Continue reading
Tagged Gertrude Jekyll, Grasses, Iwan Baan photo of the highline, James Golden. Highline NYC, James Van Sweden, Karl Foerster, Mien Ruys, Munstead Wood, Piet Oudolf, The New Perrenial Movement, William Robinson, Wolfgang Oehme
I want to thank all of you who took the time to visit Totem Farm Garden on Saturday. It was so nice for me to be able to meet face to face with those of you who have been following … Continue reading
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When we first bought our place I thought it would take me 5 years to eradicate the field of burdock that loomed behind the apple orchard like clasping marauders. Sixteen years later my wife and I are still pulling them … Continue reading
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If you are starting to consider planting cactus in your garden my sympathies are with you. We are in a drought- the most serious one I, or others who have lived here much longer than my 16 years, can recall … Continue reading
Tagged Aconitum Stainless Steel, Allium drumstrick, Aralia elata Variegata, asclepias Cinderella, Catskill Garden Designer, July border, My Catskill Garden, Phlox Midnight Feeling, Swamp Milkweed, The hot colored border, Totem Farm Gardens