May/June 2011

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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 »
Trimming and clipping topiary (see 'Shape Shifters') is a lot easier with the right tools. Once you assemble your arsenal, keep it cleaned, sharpened, and oiled. Here, according to our sources, are five must-haves for the beginning topiarist.  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 »
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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Dutch garden designer Jacqueline van der Kloet plants bulbs in an unusual way, creating painterly results in the garden. Our profile of this revolutionary designer—just in time for fall planting season! Read More »
Photos of Jacqueline van der Kloet's gardens around the world, showing her artful mix of fall bulbs in bloom in public gardens in New York and Holland and at her home. Read More »
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