Tag Archives: Garden Design magazine

High Line Part II

Photo: Iwan Baan, 2011 LAST WEEK, another 10-block section of the High Line, the ongoing re-invention of an unused elevated railroad line through Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, opened to the public. The innovative park now stretches all the way to West … Continue reading

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My Byline Gets a Workout

The new Brooklyn Bridge Park, Garden Design Nov/Dec 2010. Photo: Julienne Schaer NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, writing for garden and interiors magazines. When I first started, in pre-computer days, I hated it; I suffered terrible anxiety and … Continue reading

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Garden Realities

SO, FROM THE FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA OF RANCHO LA PUERTA to the bare dirt of my own garden-to-be in Springs, N.Y., above. It’s a tough transition, but I’m doing my best. I spent yesterday afternoon moving things around. Early spring is … Continue reading

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White is a Color

OH BOY, I’m all over the Internet today. Remarkable, not having left the house in two days, to feel so widely published, and instantaneously, too. Two pictures of my snow-logged backyard, taken yesterday at the height of the blizzard, are … Continue reading

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SPAIN – Day 5: Tale of Two Cities

DAY 5 BEGAN in sunny Seville, with a walk along the Guadalqivir River, past the 200-year-old bull ring, below, to Triana, a working-class neighborhood that is home to several ceramics places I had read about in guidebooks and (you’d think … Continue reading

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GARDEN VOYEUR: Williamsburg Rooftop

This post is adapted from an article I wrote that appears in the current issue of Garden Design magazine. These are my own scouting shots, taken a year ago this month. THE VIEW FROM THIS 4,000 SQUARE FOOT ROOFTOP TERRACE … Continue reading

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Philly’s Secret Gardens

This is adapted from my article in the April 2009 issue of Garden Design magazine. THE GREENING of Philadelphia goes back to 1683, when founder William Penn modeled its four park-like squares (still there!) on those of Europe’s “green countrie … Continue reading

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