Monthly Archives: May 2012

Top Perennials

Geranium tuberosum Over time we all develop a list of plants that we know we can rely upon and which will grow well in various situations. Some designers end up using the same plants in every garden and proudly call … Continue reading

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Naturalistic Planting?

First published in ThinkinGardens last month, my article about new trends in planting design succeeded in triggering a lively debate about the meaning, not only of the term naturalistic planting, but the motives for garden making in the twenty first … Continue reading

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Floriade 2012 Fantastic

Floriade is the international horticultural exhibition held every ten years in the Netherlands. I am fortunate to have been able to visit the past three. In 1992 at Zoetermeer I recall being impressed and still remember some of the garden … Continue reading

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