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Landscape Design Maturity

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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Holiday Lights!

            Jose Ochoa, who has been with Craig before he was Craig Bergmann Landscape Design which is now over 30 years, once again climbs the ladder to install the Holiday Lights! The Sunburst Honeylocust in the courtyard at 900 is happy to have the extra addition of lights in this […]

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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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Callicarpa ‘amethyst’ Berries in frost

            The frost of October 22 intensified the brilliance of the incredible purple berries on the Callicarpa ‘amethyst’. We love all the gorgeous purple hues and their names – visual onomatopoeia:  lilac, lavender, indigo, violet, grape, eggplant, ultramarine, orchid, mauve, iris, blackberry, plum, magenta, amethyst, & thistle. This intense purple artichoke […]

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A CBLD garden on HGTV website

              Did you see The Garden Freak! Kim Visokey’s post “A Garden by a Pond in Chicago” on the HGTV Gardens web site? Even though CBLD was not credited, one look and you know IT COULDN’T BE BY ANYONE ELSE!! We love that Kim has such great taste and chose this garden […]

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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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Moving a Hoop at the Nursery

This is how the CBLD Nursery and Garden Care staff move a hoop at the Nursery in Wadsworth. No time to dismantle and rebuild, and not necessary with enough people to carry it to the new site. Reminds one of moving houses on trucks! Notice Jane and Deanna doing a great job of supervising!!

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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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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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