I’ve always thought of Chicago as a great American city where urban greening, ecological landscaping, and beauty for beauty’s own sake matters. The Lurie Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago’s immense park system and green roof program are enough to make any nature lover’s heart sing with joy.
When friends heard that I was visiting Carmel for the first time, they couldn’t say enough about what a lovely, artistic town it is. What they forgot to tell me is that it is a city overflowing with flowers. As I wandered the streets ~ in front of and next to shops, as focal points in[...]
Several years ago I wrote an article titled ‘ Why I Won’t Plant Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia‘ again : A Love Affair Gone Awry. It was about how I fell in love with a Golden locust some 2o plus years ago when I first saw it in London. How I knew I was going to find[...]
How to create privacy in the garden? There are several options if you have a large area. But take a narrow garden, add in a small urban space, and you’ve got yourself a challenge. So is the case with my rooftop garden in Tel Aviv. It has no privacy on 3 sides. The front of[...]
In the first video, Dan took us on a tour of the Entryway and Tea Cup Garden. In this video, before leaving the Tea Cup Garden, Dan shows us one more silver element, rosemary willow – Salix elaeagnous – a small tree or shrub. Dan cut it back hard this year to re-introduce light, heat,[...]