Piet Oudolf

Why You Garden

– Posted in: Garden Musings
Why You Garden

"Sometimes we need others to remind us that much of what we desire is, in fact, possible; all we need to do is dig down into our courage, embrace the unknown, and invite our creative minds out to play. It is then that we can access our infinite possibility and grow into the fullest expression [...]

Piet Oudolf – An Interview

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Musings
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With the publication of Piet's latest book in collaboration with Noel Kingsbury, Planting: A New Perspective, I thought it worth re-visiting a 3 Part Interview about Piet that I wrote in 2009. Fran Sorin When I first saw Piet Oudolf’s work several years ago, it startled and provoked me. Since that time, I’ve bought every [...]

How VIADUCTgreene – An Elevated Urban Garden – Is Going To Change The Face of Philadelphia

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In the past few years since I first heard about VIADUCTgreene, it has gone from being a nascent organization with hopes of developing Philadelphia's own version of The High Line to a pulsating, vibrant not for profit that is going to change the landscape of Philadelphia~ transforming it from being a terrific city into an [...]

Why Mien Ruys Is Thought Of As The Leader of The New Perennial Movement

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**This article first appeared in Gardening Gone Wild, November 2010. Mien Ruys, whose garden has influenced generations of well known designers, including Piet Oudolf and Jacqueline van der Kloet, is considered by many to be the leader of the ‘New Perennial Movement." Mien was surrounded by plants from the time she was young. Her father founded Moerheim Nursery in [...]