Bring England to you in one of our English/European inspired home bars or outdoor garden furniture.
ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, JULY 9
The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. From “Wash at Will” in the July 2020 issue by Haniya Rae, about handwashing stations serving Seattle’s homeless population that recycle graywater into planters. “A simple solution.” –CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ART DIRECTOR As always, you can buy this issue of Landscape Architecture
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TEXT BY SARAH COWLES / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DINA OGANOVA FROM THE JULY 2020 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE. In the middle of March, I join a friend for a trip to Tbilisi National Park, one of Georgia’s 15 national parks, and a dense and parallactic forest of mossy Fagus orientalis, Ilex colchica, and Taxus
ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, JULY 2
The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. From “All Ours” in the July 2020 issue by Thaïsa Way, FASLA, about the critical and threatened public realm surrounding the White House, and its conversion in June to Black Lives Matter Plaza. “Midday at Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
JULY LAM: BETWEEN TWO CRISES
FOREGROUND Law in the Land (Interview) The author and legal scholar Jedediah Purdy’s new book, This Land Is Our Land, sifts through contradictory assumptions about our ties to the environment. Midas’s Touch (Planning) Conservationists strike an uneasy alliance with a mining company that wants to clean up and restore habitat near an
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As part of an ongoing effort to make content more accessible, LAM will be making select stories available to readers in Spanish. For a full list of translated articles, please click here. BY PHOEBE LICKWAR, ASLA, AND ROXI THOREN, ASLA FROM THE JUNE 2020 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE. Phoebe Lickwar, ASLA, and Roxi
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Why now is the time to create a home vegetable garden
As the current battle against the coronavirus rages and images of wartime are invoked, memories of the famous “victory gardens” of World War I and II come to mind. During both wars, over 20 million victory gardens, large and small, were planted and produced almost 40 percent of the nation’s fresh vegetables. People grew their own produce in planters, on fire escapes, in empty lots and backyards. Today, as the pandemic takes hold around the world, panicky shoppers are cleaning out stores, and basic foods like dried beans and potatoes are becoming increasingly difficult to find. As a result, even individuals with no gardening experience are searching YouTube for DIY videos on building raised beds and planting gardens.
The Garden Continuum Launches New Online Landscape Education Resource
We're proud to announce the launch of The Garden Continuum's new web platform called TGC Academy. This new service offers information to help landscape professionals and garden enthusiasts become better gardeners and to support business owners to grow their business. At the time of this launch, many people find themselves at home because of state and local travel restrictions caused by the spread of COVID-19. To take your mind off of these world events, this may be the perfect time to explore this new resource, to learn something new, and to inspire your next actions in your garden or business.
How your landscape helps you manage fear and anxiety
The current coronavirus pandemic is affecting virtually everyone in different ways and degrees. One thing is for sure, though, anxiety and fear have increased across the board. Fortunately, there is a proven treatment that is as close as the nearest door to the outside.
Book Launch: Stop Landscaping. Start Life-Scaping.
I am excited to release my new book out into the world with its official launch on this special day. March 23rd is my mother’s birthday and it’s been two years since her passing. She was an instrumental guide and teacher throughout my writing journey, editing my very first printed newsletters and encouraging me to find and own my unique voice.
The 5 Steps in Thinking through Your Life-Scape
Here’s a simple but crucial piece of information that anyone interested in their landscape needs to remember: landscapes are living entities. They are complex, integrated ecosystems comprised of plants that sprout, grow and eventually die; of creatures large and small that live on, in, and around those plants; of rocks, soil, and minerals that retain moisture, dry out, erode, and transform. That’s why I refer to landscapes by the more realistic term, “Life-Scapes”, to remind us of this fact. In short, they are highly dynamic and should not – cannot – be thought of as static set-pieces.
The Galanthus Gala: Where Snowdrop Addicts Get Their Fix
Galanthus is the scientific name for snowdrops. A Galanthus Gala celebrates all things snowdrop--the friendships that arise and the snowdrops themselves. Want to know how much a galanthophile will pay for a snowdrop? Click through and read on.
This Week Only: Both Garden Work Areas Tidy!
I am so pleased to get both of these chores done--in the same week, no less--that I just had to share it with you.
Come Tour The Secret Garden With Me
I've been fascinated with secret gardens ever since I read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. My favorite part is when Mary finds the key and enters the secret garden for the first time. My garden isn't very secret until the trees leaf out, but it still feels secluded and special. I'm in a different world when I'm there. Come join me!
Mud Season 2020
The course of true spring never did run smooth, but it's getting off to an early start this year! How many different kinds of plants do you have blooming during mud season? Bet you I have more!
Adventures with Paperwhites
In search of perfect paperwhites . . . haven't gotten there yet. But I've learned that pebbles just don't work for me.
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