Garden tip – Obey the Request of the Stone

My upcoming book, The Spirit of Stone (published by St Lynn’s Press) will be out in February, 2017 . It looks at many ways you can use natural stone in the garden from artful accents and stone walks to sustainable dry creeks and rock gardens. One of the topics I address is the art of […]

The Enchantment of a Curved Garden Walk or Wall

The line of a garden walk can be an integral part of the overall composition rather just a simple linkage. And the layout of a garden wall can be something more than a physical barrier. For example, ancient Chinese garden designers used curving perimeter walls to enclose their revered gardens. Osvald Siren described the winding […]

Cottage Garden Primer

I once worked with a lovely client ( now a dear friend!) who wanted a cottage-style flower garden. Now there are cottage gardens and then there are cottage gardens…know what I mean? In Great Britain, it seems everyone has the most magnificent flower garden, each more spectacular than the next… their lushness sets a standard […]

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As you may know, I love Garden Design magazine. It is gorgeous, each issue is 148 pages thick and packed with fascinating gardening info and landscaping ideas and, best of all, it has no ads! It is published quarterly, one issue per season. How can they make it work? Well, it is a subscriber-supported magazine. […]