Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More Tiger Eyes Sumac

At another client's garden a few weeks ago. These show color and texture/form.

Fall Color: Tiger Eyes Staghorn Sumac

Hoping a picture says a 1000 words...

Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' is one of my favorite plants. Great structure, foliage, much change and even color. These are on a client parkway between my home and office so I get to see them in different seasons.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

William Tishler on Jensen at CBG

We are lucky to live in a large regional metropolitan area that can sustain some vital institutions. But given these rough economic times, educational programs are rarely what receive the sexy funding. On Friday October 1st from 7 - 8:30 pm, the Chicago Botanic Garden is offering a class by one of our regional landscape experts: William Tishler. As a professor of landscape architect and the author of Midwestern Landscape Architecture he is well-qualified to discuss that evening's timely topic: "Nature and People: The Landscape Legacy of Jens Jensen." As September marks Jensen's 150th, many excellent programs are being offered.[I hope to be one of them when I give a walk on Native Plants and How to Incorporate Them in Ornamental Gardens on 10/2 from 1 - 3 pm at Humboldt Park as part of Dina Petrakis' Naturalist Photo Essay "A Year in Humboldt Park."]

This is a purely selfish post as last time I heard Bill Tishler speak at CBG, there were only eight people attending. This is such a great opportunity: I hope more people sign up and the class actually happens. Let's show that Chicago can support sophisticated garden concepts & events.

Call (847) 835-8261 or visit Chicago Botanic Garden website to register.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Catching Up: Coyote Morphed

What better place to start than with some paintings shown by my brothers at the recent Beyond the Coyote?

First two are: Ezra Siegel.

And below is: Adam Siegel.

They both make me very proud....