High Line Garden in NYC

June 27, 2011

The NYC 1930’s rail transport line was saved from the wrecking ball and reinvented as the High Line Garden. The garden design was inspired by the native plants that once grew on the old line before it was transformed. Many people worked together to revitalize this public space. The details of removing toxins from the old tracks, installing proper irrigation, selecting plants that could survive without deep soil conditions were some of the challenges they faced. The first section opened in June 2009 (Gansevoort St to W. 30th St, NYC, NY).

The High Line offers a garden stroll 30′ above the ground passing lawn areas, trees, butterfly gardens, sculpture and benches. Plus, terrific views of the neighborhood.

Alexandria, VA Garden Day Sale — May 14th

May 11, 2011

Make notes of what you need — then head over to the lovely Green Springs Gardens to take in the gardens and shop! Oh, a generous assortment of native plants, herbs, perennials, annuals. Plus, lots of garden variety vendors to hawk their wares. Used books sale and baked goodies. Hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,703-642-5173, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA.

My Philosophy

I am dedicated to enhancing the beauty of nature: designing a landscape that achieves an outdoor experience beyond your expectations.