May/June 2011

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Juliet and Miranda David Austin roses
The British rose breeder David Austin has been breeding old-rose plants since 1961. These gorgeous and profusely petaled flowers had fallen out of fashion as cut flowers because of their short vase life, but in 2004, David Austin introduced eight varieties of old-fashioned roses that will last as...Read More »
Garden Design - Wallpaper06
Not just reserved for your grandmother’s dusty pink living room, floral patterns are an excellent way to express your admiration for blooms. Best of all, when the frigid winter air has you wishing it was June, you can gaze upon your walls adorned with floral wallpaper and remember the...Read More »
Garden Design - ModernGarden01
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The Miller House, designed by Eero Saarinen, has a landmark Modernist garden designed by Dan Kiley. This month, May 2011, the house and garden are opening to the public for tours for the first time in 50 years, allowing visitors to walk through this triumph of mid-century Modern design.Read More »
wall fresco
A new book by interior designer Florence De Dampierre, Walls: The Best of Decorative Treatments ($60, Rizzoli), chronicles our impulse to decorate with frescoes, paneling, tapestry, or wallpaper, often devoted to flora.Read More »
Garden Design - Well-Edited Garden
One June 18, this Saturday, the Sakonnet Garden in Little Compton, Rhode Island, opens for a symposium titled “Lofty Aspirations of Down-to-Earth Gardeners.” John Gwynne, who has been working on the one-acre plot with Mikel Folcarelli, his partner of 30 years, says, "We started collecting just to...Read More »
topiary alligator
When topiary goes bad: A true story of how a gift of a topiary alligator ended up haunting one gardener.Read More »
piet oudolf book
Our Q&A with well-known garden designer Piet Oudolf, whose new book Landscapes in Landscapes, has just been published.Read More »
Garden Design
May is a banner month for public garden plant sales. This year at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, curator Don Mahoney is growing the fragrant luculia shrub, for which, he says, “a local nursery had a waiting list 35 people long.” At the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge,...Read More »
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Four mid-century modern planters add a Mad Men touch to any garden.Read More »
tulip batalinii bright gem
Our guide to nine of Jacqueline van der Kloet's tulip bulbs (and where to buy them). Perfect for planting now!Read More »
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