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Garden Design Magazine

Garden Design’s Ecology of Style is Filled With Awe-Inspiring Ideas

Garden Design’s new emphasis on providing practical, enlightening ideas than are implementable in small or large gardens, from the East to West coast, is unlike any other garden magazine’s format. The Ecology of Style article in the summer 2016 issue is a fantastic example. Master designer and landscape architect, Edmund Hollander, shares his brilliant ideas…

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Finding the Sweet Spot in Your Landscape

Jan Johnsen has a gift for creating outdoor spaces that envelop onlookers with a sense of serenity. One cannot help but feel good and at peace with the world when viewing her works of art. Jan’s newest book, Heaven is a Garden (St. Lynn’s Press, 2014), offers breathtaking visual examples and specific ways to make…

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Contain Yourself, Please!

Container gardening continues to rapidly rise in popularity. Aging baby boomers as well as millennials are discovering the joy and ease of gardening in containers and raised beds. Everything from edibles to ornamentals to flowering shrubs and conifers are fair game. May is when many of us start diving into bags of rich, organic potting…

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Chanticleer design tips from Garden Design magazine

Garden Design magazine’s spring 2016 issue is pure eye-candy coupled with the most take-away design tips yet! One of the fascinating reads is about Chanticleer, a cutting-edge public garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia. Bill Thomas, the executive director and head gardener, shares 15 creative design tips for transforming gardens, large or small. Many…

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Garden Design features Culp’s Gardens

Spring Explodes into Color in David Culp’s Suburban Philadelphia Garden! Words cannot accurately express the spectacular beauty of David Culp’s 2-acre piece of paradise at Brandywine Cottage located outside of Philadelphia. Garden Design’s spring issue indulges readers to 10-pages of heavenly photographs starring Brandywine Cottage’s spring landscape. These naturalistic, cottage-style gardens have been brilliantly fashioned…

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Garden Design magazine features Piet Oudolf’s gardens NYBG

Piet Oudolf is a name recognized by gardeners world-wide. This renowned Dutch garden designer has transformed the way many of us think about flower gardening. The autumn 2015 issue of Garden Design magazine featured one of Oudolf’s masterpiece – the stunning 200-foot-long seasonal border at New York Botanical Garden. Oudolf originally designed this garden in…

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Garden Design Magazine is Digging Dahlias!

I have always put my muck boot down on using dahlias in the gardens, believing the work involved in digging and storing them for winter outweighed the beauty they offered. That was until I read the Digging Dahlias article in the autumn issue of Garden Design magazine. These exceptional plants contribute tremendous color and form…

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Garden Design Features Dan Hinkley’s Gardens

I was speaking to my friend Jim Peterson, publisher of Garden Design, and he said that a number of you have joined me in subscribing to this incomparable, quarterly, ad-free magazine. I just received the 2015 Autumn issue and I’m gaga! The 12-page feature on Dan Hinkley, a world-renowned nurseryman, plant hunter and author, is…

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The Big Easy – Coneflowers

Last month I introduced you to my FAVORITE garden magazine, Garden Design. Each month I will shine the light on an enchanting feature in one of the current or upcoming issues. Hopefully, these will inspire many of you to do what I did. Subscribe to this one-of-a-kind; book-like; 11” X 9‘’; ad free; 144 page…

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Garden Design magazine ROCKS!

Hold on to your gardening hats! Garden Design magazine is NOT your typical gardening magazine. This king-sized, quarterly publication has 144 pages of stunning garden photography; informative, fascinating articles; and cutting edge, landscape sustainability suggestions and design ideas. BINGO! The magazine is really ‘book-like’ in its presentation. There are NO ADVERTISEMENTS! Two years ago the…

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