Spring At BBG ( I )

While the fireworks have yet to burn, there’s still plenty to see… (Disclaimer: I only had my Blackberry with me so I’ve had to make the most of Photoshop!) Crocus Advertisements

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A little color to herald spring, courtesy of Maira Kalman.

Travelogue: BBG–Late Winter

I will admit to having had high hopes for my ‘Travelogue’ category this winter–having gotten off to a pretty good start with my Highline and BBG postings. Suffice it to say I was determined to visit lots of gardens throughout the winter in order to show that the season need not be a time to avoid…

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From In Your Garden  By Vita Sackville-West Successful gardening is not necessarily a question of wealth. It is a question of love, taste, and knowledge… A neighbor of mine possesses all of these virtues, added to fingers so green that thew water must surely turn emerald in the basin every time she washes here hands…I should like to describe to…

Cold Frame Primer

Cold Frames Reposted from Organic Gardening: Start gardening earlier and keep on growing later in the season with a simple soil warmer you can build yourself. You might think that the growing season has a finite beginning and end: the last frost in springand the first frost in fall. But, in fact, many gardeners try to start planting and harvestingwhen…

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From More For Your Garden  By Vita Sackville-West How much I long sometimes for a courtyard flagged with heavy grey paving stones. I dream of it at night, and I think of it in the daytime, and I make pictures of it in my mind, and I know with the reasonable part of myself that never in…

Urban Garden Design @ BBG (Intro…and Afterword)

So, as part of the Horticultural Certificate program at BBG, one is required to take a class in Urban Garden Design taught by Nigel Rollings. Despite my professional experience designing landscapes, I was rather looking forward to this class as I’ve never had any formal landscape training to speak of and was excited to be under the instruction…