Peonies In The Hidden City Garden

– Posted in: Garden Design
Paeonia wittmanniana var. tomentosa

In this post, our colleague, Dutch landscape designer, Harry Pierik, shares artistic photos and talks about peonies from his personal garden, The Hidden City Garden. While the vanes of the dove tree, Davidia involucrata, are swaying on the branches in my Hidden City Garden, the first botanical peonies are starting to flourish. Peonies are perennials of[...]

Highlights of the NW Flower & Garden Show…Plus Shopping!

– Posted in: Garden Adventures, Garden Design, Garden Musings, Garden Travels
Wet bouquet

I recently travelled to the second largest flower and garden show in the US, in Seattle, to give two presentations. Here’s what I enjoyed  most—a subjective collection, to be sure, and one dependent on the capabilities of my iPhone’s camera. Even so, 25 photos is more than double the number I usually show in a[...]

Snowdrops in The Hidden City Garden

– Posted in: Garden Design
Snowdrop border

Here is Part 2 of Snowdrops In The Hidden City Garden from Dutch garden designer Harry Pierik. To read Part 1, click here. “In the previous post I showed how I prepared the borders of the snowdrops. Now we’re going to look at how the snowdrops grow in the Hidden City Garden. Also I’ll show three[...]

Snowdrops Are Coming

– Posted in: Garden Design
6.jpg - Harry Pierik - revised - 640x302

We are always thrilled when Harry Pierik, one of our favorite Dutch garden designers, writes a guest post. His ‘Hidden City Garden’ is mesmerizing. To learn more about Harry, visit his website. Fran Sorin “Snowdrops are coming. Until now, it is a mild winter in our “Hidden City garden” Still some kinds of plants are blooming[...]