Archive | March, 2012

“Savanna” Garden Wins Best of Show

26 Mar

Savanna Garden Wins Best of Show

“Savanna” by Rock & Rose Landscapes & Greenlee & Associates, won the Best of Show award – and the Garden Creator’s award at the San Francisco Garden show yesterday. I wasn’t surprised. It’s a really beautiful landscape environment with tall grasses and reeds. There was also a raffle to win the garden with the proceeds going to San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum.

Here, Mike Boss is kissing the award.

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Amazing fountain at the SF Garden Show

21 Mar

We were wowed by this fountain

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Sneak Preview of the SF Garden Show

21 Mar

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There are some really terrific show gardens at this year’s San Francisco Garden Show. A tremendous amount of work went into them. There were a few that really stood out. The judges were looking for a garden that was well-designed and well built. looked for gardens with interesting plants that fit their environment. More than that, they were looking for a garden that had wow factor and a soul. Here are some pictures of some of the gardens and some details.

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Vertical Gardens

17 Mar

Vertical Gardens

Click the photo to view a nice sampling of some unusual designs!

Great Women of Landscape Design: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

3 Mar

The country that brought us Margaret Atwood and Lacrosse is also home of one of the world’s greatest landscape designers. Her innovative and earth-friendly designs are breath-taking!

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National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada

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Library Roof Garden, Vancouver Public Library

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Click here to listen to Cornelia Oberlander’s oral history.

Thinking of summer

2 Mar

I had this saved in my remodalista file.
I love the white simplistic design, it gets me in the mood for summer.

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