Perennials: Begin planning for next spring. Using garden notes, photographs, and sketches assess areas which need renovation or new plants. Read up on current design trends which may use grasses, native plants and hardscaping to produce pleasing effects. Landscape designers create new designs in the same way as interior designers… Read More →
Click here for article by garden designer Jan Johnsen of Croton-on-Hudson in The Journal News/lohud.com
Who knew the lowly marigold could look so good in a formal garden setting? Click here to see my story in tomorrow’s Living Here section, with fab gallery of photos by Tania Savayan.
It’s pricey, but John Danzer’s stuff is just gorgeous, and super comfortable. Click here for my article on lohud.com on his showroom in Garrison, with photo gallery and video of John.
Click here to read garden designer Jan Johnsen’s excellent piece on how to use the color yellow in a garden, TJN/lohud (her two photos here, of evening primrose and ‘Blushing Appledorn’ tulips)
What’s missing from the debate about the Frick expansion — great garden by British landscape architect Russell Page, Huffington Post, Charles Birnbaum, head of the Cultural Landscape Foundation. (Page, btw, designed the the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo in Purchase) Local butterfly count, Mike Risinit, lohud How to… Read More →
We asked garden designer Jan Johnsen, who lives in Croton-on-Hudson, to write an article on how, with a few simple steps, anyone can create a serene, inspiring space in the garden. Here’s a link to the article. And a link to an article I wrote about her new book, “Heaven… Read More →
If you’d like to see Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s other summer garden, the Maine oasis where she went to escape Hudson Valley summers after the blooms in her rose garden at Kykuit had faded, be sure to check out a new exhibit opening Saturday May 17 at the New York Botanical Garden…. Read More →
From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29 garden designer Jan Johnsen will be giving a free talk at the Croton Free Library based on her excellent new book, “Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection” (St. Lynn’s Press, April 2014). The book is a… Read More →
Garden designer Jan Johnsen says that a serene landscape consists of three primary features: simplicity, sanctuary and delight. “Delight is anything that gladdens your heart: a hollowed out tree trunk, an interesting gate or an elegant stone lion,” she writes in the first chapter of her new book, “Heaven is… Read More →
If you’re heading to the Antique Garden Furniture Fair at the New York Botanical Garden today and through this weekend (10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday, www.nybg.org) stop by and browse at Barbara Israel Garden Antiques. She usually has the best stuff in the whole show. Israel, a Katonah resident, will… Read More →
April 12 Bronx: The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary. Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island’s charm and ambience. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s sprawling glasshouse galleries… Read More →