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DESIGNER

"Jan Johnsen touches my soul with her insights

on gardens, as well as on living life."

- Jim Peterson, Publisher

Garden Design Magazine

"Jan Johnsen shows us how we can create a garden

that transports and transforms us."

- Ken Druse, best-selling author,

award-winning photographer

and garden communicator

"I found myself looking around my yard

with a new, more informed perspective."

Teresa O’Connor,

Seasonal Wisdom

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HEAVEN IS A GARDEN

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Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces

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About

As a speaker for botanical garden show audiences, Jan loves to share her insights on the beneficial effects of informed garden design. Her unique approach — incorporating ancient practices with contemporary ideas — is entertaining, inspiring and informative. Jan presents her popular illustrated slide talks at major flower and garden shows across the U.S.
Jan Johnsen’s landscapes have been featured in This Old House, Landscape Architecture, NY Cottages & Gardens, Wallpaper, East Coast Home, Westchester Home, Westchester Journal News, Westchester Magazine, Woman’s Day, Redbook and many more.

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Stone Benches – Grounding does it.

In honor of my new book, The Spirit of Stone – 101 Practical and Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden (St. Lynn’s Press, 2017) that …

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Buttercup Winterhazel – An Early Spring Fragrant tree

What blooms earlier than forsythia, has a delicate fragrance and is an easy-to-care for compact delight ? It is also hardy to USDA Zones 6-9 …

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Thought for the Day – Rumi

Never lose hope, my dear heart… miracles dwell in the invisible. – Rumi

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‘Om’ in the Garden

We need to balance the pace and intensity of modern life with periods of what poet May Sarton has called “open time, with no obligations …

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I Go to the Woods Alone…

Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend…. I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging …

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Why Gardening by the Moon Works

“With the waxing of the moon, the earth exhales.” – Ute York Lunar gardening is fun and makes so much sense! The gravitational pull of …

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Heaven is a Garden

In her latest book, Heaven is a Garden – Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection, professional landscape designer Jan Johnsen shares her passion for creating peaceful, enticing gardens and reveals the 3 features of a serene outdoor setting: simplicity, sanctuary and delight.

 

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