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3 Landscape Design Ideas to Add Instant Maturity to a New Home

We’re sharing a trick, a tip, and a design approach we used in the landscape design of this new home that makes it feel instantly elegant, stately and mature. One year before these beautiful LUXE magazine photos were taken, neither this house nor its garden existed. Because it’s on a corner lot in a very established neighborhood, we are frequently […]

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Dan Kiley in The CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Dan Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most important and visionary Modernist landscape architects, acclaimed for more than 1,000 designs worldwide.  The Cultural Landscape Foundation has organized a retrospective of Dan Kiley’s life and prolific body of work, and a special edition of the annual Landslide© compendium. Kiley worked with architects Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn and I.M. […]

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First Frost

              Lake Forest –  Zone 5 – got its first hard frost on October 22nd. These shots were almost too late at 8:30 am to capture its effects. The day turned crisp and clear by 9:00 am.               Frost, not necessarily desirable as […]

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Autumn Letter from Craig

Dear Friends, The magic of Autumn abounds. Another year, again going too fast to enjoy all the nuances of beauty our gardens provide. Undaunted beauty is everywhere as the scale of the color spectrum reachs stories high with the blaze of maples, gingko and sweet gums. Texture and tumble of a year’s growth is as blatant […]

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Cultural Landscape Weekend in LA

The Cultural Landscape Foundation is sponsoring a What’s Out There Weekend Los Angeles on October 26 & 27. Discover Southern California’s remarkable landscape through FREE tours of  two-dozen historic landscapes in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Santa Monica. The history of Los Angeles area landscape ranges from its Spanish Colonial roots to the present, with Asian, Hispanic, and […]

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Richard Hunt sculpture at The Mather in Evanston

Richard Hunt’s sculpture ” Before the Flood and After the Fire” was recently installed at The Mather in Evanston. Charles Benton’s gift to his wife Marjorie in celebration of her 50th birthday now has a new home in the east garden at 425 Davis Street.         CBLD completed and complimented the installation […]

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Summer Letter from Craig

Dear Friends, Purple, the blending of blue and red, and all of our favorite colors are lushly blooming now in the gardens at 900. It has taken me a while to get in the summer mood for this letter, a lot due to the fact that we really haven’t (happily!!) had the typical stretch of hot, […]

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The Cultural Landscape

The Cultural Landscape Foundation is the only not-for-profit foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes. The monthly e-newsletter with national and international information on cities, conferences, gardens and travel is very informative. Log on and sign up for the newsletter. The June […]

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2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

                The 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’. The common name – Solomon’ s Seal – may have come from the scar on the rootstock after the leaf stalks die off in the fall that resembles the impressed wax seal on documents. Or it […]

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Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, located in Niles, Michigan, began as the country home of Kay and Walter Boydston in 1941. It became a popular gathering place for those who shared Kay’s love of nature, horticulture, and the craft arts. In 1964 Fernwood became public and was increased to 105 acres, providing space for an arboretum, […]

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