Sunday, June 30, 2013

Foliage First!!!

We returned to a client's for an installation around their front path. Meantime, in the month since we had been there to do their containers, the heavy amounts of rain made for lush annual plantings.

I did insert a flower or two, but the foliage steals the show, especially that first pinwheel Begonia!

What Urban Trees Must Survive!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June's Landscape: Caps and Gowns

Very exciting to take off a day for a close friend's child's 8th grade graduation. This gifted school's program really impressed me! Not just musical interludes, but the speeches as well, were practically college-level and gave me hope...

Meanwhile, except for annuals,  we've mostly been working on one job since early May. The rain has been a blessing and a challenge, but we are getting close. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

My Back Porch Annuals...

Poor neglected little beauties (many Rex Begonias)...I have not been home enough during planting season to plant them. I aspire to July 4th.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Set Design and Plant ID

Was recently engaged by this photo by Lucia Moholy (wife of Moholy-Nagy who was my dad's mentor) on view for the first time at the AIC. I often tell clients that gardens are like set design, so these comments below intrigued me.

In response to my previous post, here are the plant identities:
1.) Geranium sanguineum
2.) Viburnum dentatum
3.) Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low'
4.) Lamium maculatum 'Chequers'
5.) Deutzia gracilis

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pop Color

The garden is manifesting pink, purple and white. Many insect visits now. Do you know any of these plants? If so, please answer via Comments so people can share their ideas.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Spontaneous Interventions

Really engaging exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center now until September 1st. It represented the U.S. in the Architectural Pavilion at last year's (2012) Venice Biennale.

I liked this "Parking Plot."

How cool of me to coordinate my fashion colors with the show!