Rosemary Rules!

Excerpted from The Garden in Winter By Rosemary Verey Winter Colour: Yellow Yellow is the colour which lightens the greyest winter day: yellow berries surprise, yellow leaves glow, yellow flowers are a joy to bring indoors. It is too vital and vibrant a colour in the winter to be treated with profligacy. It is important to position…

Keeping Current…

LA•LA•Palloosa  (Landscape Architecture in Los Angeles) I’ve recently been exploring landscape design in Los Angeles have have been pretty impressed with my findings. It’s kind of left me aware of a particularly conservative quality inherent in the east coast design community. I guess that will come as no surprise to some… Click Here For More…

Rosemary Rules!

Excerpted from The Garden in Winter By Rosemary Verey Winter Colour: Green Green is the backbone colour of winter. It is too fundamental and comes in too many different forms not to be at the forefront of your planning for winter colour. Green has a thousand shades, from the palest lime to the darkest yew. It will…

Garden Blog Of The Month

Wife, Mother, Gardener  Simple and Elegant is how I would describe this blog of Julie Witmer.

Rosemary Rules!

Excerpted from The Garden in Winter By Rosemary Verey Winter Colour Winter’s palette is clear and spare, restrictive enough to curb the excesses of even the most daring gardeners. ‘Colour, in gardening, as in painting’, wrote Gertrude Jekyll, ‘does not mean a garish or startling effect…it means the arrangement of colour with the deliberate intention of producing…

Keeping Current…

  A really interesting project in in Alicante Spain. Unfortunately the Landzine images are more hardscape intensive than otherwise. But I suppose that’s how it goes these days. Click here for more images.

Winter Tree ID / Brooklyn Bridge Park

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to go on a winter tree ID tour in Brooklyn Bridge Park with my awesome colleagues Marina McCoy and Chet Schmitt. It was pretty dang cold so we weren’t out in the park for more than an hour but it was a beautiful day with plenty to…

Rosemary Rules!

Excerpted from The Garden in Winter By Rosemary Verey Topiary Topiary, one of the most ancient of gardening arts, looks as decorative in a winter landscape as a knot garden does. Evergreen may be clipped to make an impact, or elaborately sculpted to create a fantastic shape.  You may limit yourself to a pair of box balls,…