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Grand Garden Design: The Peterhof Gardens

 Often called the Russian Versailles, The Peterhof Gardens near St Petersburg are the very definition of a grand garden design. With 500 acres, 200+ statues, 144 fountains, 7 palaces, and 23 museums, it is the most visited site in Russia hosting over 4.2 million...

Landscape Sculpture: “Indeterminate Lines”

In February this year, the International Sculpture Center awarded artist and sculptor Bernar Venet the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of landscape sculpture. Just two weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting...

Composing a Garden: A Quartet Blooms

Composing a garden is a lot like composing music. There are places in the garden that invite a crescendo of blooms, and other areas that call for a something gentler, more of an adagio. A tree may be a cappella, placed without accompaniment of flora and fauna, while...

Gardening Tips for Late Summer

Here are some simple gardening tips for late summer to keep your landscape looking great. Our gardens take summer vacations in a manner of speaking.  When temperatures exceed 90 degrees and the days begin to shorten after summer solstice, and rain is only an...

Lawn Maintenance: How to Love Your Lawn

 Lawn maintenance is a hot topic this time year. This is when Atlanta lawns are looking lush, vibrant green, and very inviting. While riding through our Buckhead Atlanta neighborhoods, I am reminded of author Tom Wolfe’s expression in Man in Full about our lawns,...

Atlanta Landscape Design: The Beauty of Brutalism

 Atlanta landscape design today is seeing a revival in Brutalism. Originally intended to express clarity and purpose in the chaos of prewar Europe, quite appropriately, today it is evident in bold, simple modernism with an edge.  Brutalism is the collective...

Atlanta Garden Maintenance: 3 Tips for a Garden Graduation Party

May is the advent of  outdoor living season and that means Atlanta garden maintenance and quick planting tips for easy entertaining. It's also the season to celebrate graduations with a garden party.  To make the most of your landscape style and capitalize...

Moss Lawns: How Can I Get One?

I’ve always thought of moss lawns and nooks as magic, a place where fairies live, because those places seem to appear magically in early spring and disappear in summer. Perhaps it is more like a Houdini trick. Moss is technically a Bryophyte or non-vascular plant that...

Travel Itinerary: Rome Italy

Rome, Italy is known as the eternal city.  I learned that first hand during my October trip with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. The trip was coordinated by the indomitable Pamela Huntington Darling, aka Pamela, darling.  She likes to make...

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