In the world of fashion, styles change rapidly. All of a sudden this summer, women started walking down the street with their shoulders peeking out from their sleeves. Where did that come from anyway?
In the gardening world, styles change more slowly. But change they do. During the summer as I was driving down 55th Street, I passed the new high-rise dormitory complex Jeanne Gang designed at the University of
Chicago. The architecture is striking, but what caught my eye as I whizzed past that day was the mixed plantings in front with tall goldenrods dancing in the breeze, along with grasses and hydrangeas. You wouldn’t have seen anything like this 20, or even 10 years ago. There would have been lines of red geraniums and yellow marigolds for summer and more lines of mounded chrysanthemums for fall. Public garden design and landscaping have now become so much more interesting. The aesthetic has changed.
Defensive Design A funny thing happened to me on the way to writing one of my columns last year. I decided to draw ...
There’s a nip in the air — I wouldn’t yet call it a chill — that prompted me to rummage through the box on the back porch ...
See what I did there? That little “TM” next to the title? It means “Get your grubby, dirt-under-the-fingernails mitts off my ide
Remembering lost loved ones with memory gardens
A lovely handwritten letter recently slid through our mail slot. The letter had been sent to thank us for our most recent issue.