Q&A

Art + Botany: Wave Hill's Wild Garden Exhibit

April 12, 2012
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A new exhibit explores the garden as inspiration. Tending Toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden offers new work by eight artists in a variety of media including painting, animation, photography, and sculpture. The show explores the relationship between natural abandon and horticultural order as it grows in Wave Hill, a garden in the Bronx, New York, that overlooks the Hudson River.

Q&A: Debra Prinzing, Author of The 50-Mile Bouquet

April 11, 2012
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Buying local has become an overarching mind-set, not just a way to shop for groceries. In her book, The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press), outdoor living expert Debra Prinzing, with photographer David Perry, documents farmers and  “eco-designers” around the United States who work with local, sustainable flowers. We asked Prinzing to preview some of the book’s big ideas.

Bird-Friendly Habitats

March 13, 2012
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In the spring, as the frozen ground thaws and signs of green slowly start to emerge, we begin again in earnest to attract life to our backyards. To entice birds, whose avian acrobatics and cheery chirps enliven and animate our burgeoning gardens, we install feeders that often produce disappointing results or invite a host of unwelcome critters. Garden Design turned to Stephen W.

Art + Botany: Q&A with Photographer Lori Nix

February 17, 2012
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Lori Nix is a "faux" landscape photographer. In other words, she builds her subject matter, rather than seeking it out. Her dioramas are precise snapshots in a longer story—surreal narratives with epic consequences. Varnished with a dash of humor and a touch of doom, her fantasticl landscapes arouse a perfect balance of curiosity and trepidation. Her built landscapes include remote pastures, suburban corners, and urban towers, and, quite often, her work depicts the quiet confrontations between these worlds.