Echinacea pallida

Top 13 Perennials For 2013

– Posted in: Garden Design, Perennials

I've experimented with several dozen perennials over the years. But there are certain ones that I return to ~ time and again. They are star performers, easy to grow, hardy, can handle a wide range of soils, and moisture. Each of them adds a unique element to any garden. They are classics. The genii listed [...]

The High Line – A Breathtaking Public Green Roof Garden in NYC Built on Elevated Railroad Tracks

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Plants

Visiting the High Line is one of those magical experiences where once you taste it, you'll want to go back for more. Several flights of stairs above the ground, designed on old railroad tracks (in operation from 1934-1980 ) with the buildings of Manhattan and the Hudson River as a backdrop, the High Line is paradoxically both a soothing and extraordinarily stimulating public park.   It runs from Gansevoort Street in the [...]

GGW Plant Pick of The Month- Echinacea

– Posted in: Garden Plants

This winter I finalized a 10,000 square foot design for clients who reside in a rural setting in central Illinois. Their recently renovated Prairie Style home has lovely views of nearby timber and a vast meadow. The site and home lend themselves to a more naturalistic garden. Coneflowers (Echinacea spp.) are in abundance in the [...]