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They Had a Plan to Save Their SoHo Garden. It Backfired.

When New York City officials announced that the city was going to demolish Elizabeth Street Garden in SoHo to build low-income housing for older renters, supporters of the cherished green…

5 design ideas to copy from this narrow and small garden

There are many ways to approach the design of a narrow backyard, and this garden is a lesson in how much can be achieved in a small space. There is…

How I Use Nature’s Patterns to Optimize Garden Design

In permaculture design, we often discuss working from patterns to details. We also frequently talk about mimicking the natural world. But many may be confused by what it actually means…

Former Penn State professor Dan Stearns left lasting impact

Dan Stearns, a former professor in the Penn State’s plant science department, died last month after a battle with cancer. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Photo provided Although my…

Winter color brightens up dark days

This week as I was walking back and forth in the pool exercising before my operation, I hope. I had one of the lovely ladies in the pool ask me…

Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden Redesign Is Approved

A much-debated redesign of the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden by the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has passed its final hurdle in an approval process that began in 2018. On Thursday, the…

University extensions to offer winter garden design webinar

Designing for Winter Interest and Wildlife webinar will explore how to design and maintain a landscape that provides visual interest while benefiting wildlife. University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University…

What Is a Bioregion? And Why Does It Matter in Garden Design?

Bioregions are important for shaping our gardens in sustainable and eco-friendly ways and for helping us find our place in the world. Bioregionalism is an interesting concept that could help…