Category Archives: Urban Gardens

A Garden Grows in The Bronx: Wave Hill

When I posted a few of these photos on Facebook, out-of-towners couldn’t believe they were shot in The Bronx. Yes, this is leafy Riverdale, just over the Henry Hudson Bridge from upper Manhattan, a mostly bucolic section of the Bronx … Continue reading

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I Left My Heart [at the Green Wall] in San Francisco

I went to San Francisco for ten days to meet my new grandson. Of course I fell in love with him. On Saturday afternoon I took a break from family to visit the newly reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art … Continue reading

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Fifth Avenue Vest Pocket Gardens

Yesterday, late afternoon. A walk down Fifth Avenue between a museum visit on 84th Street and a design lecture on 64th Street. Twenty blocks of glorious little gardens. A tiny plot around a street tree. Strips no wider than 9 … Continue reading

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Straw Bale Gardens

Last week I visited friends in Huntington, New York, where we enjoyed a vegetarian potluck while listening to the gentle waves of Long Island Sound lapping on the shore of a small private beach. “Do you know anything about straw … Continue reading

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Ready for Take-Off? Not Before Visiting the Gardens.

Two weekends ago I was getting back to Rome in the evening and had a 9:50 am flight the next morning. What to do? Go into town for a late-night supper (taxi or train fares, big hotel bill, big anxiety) … Continue reading

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The Coolest Decks Around

I (almost) never re-post anything from other people’s blogs, but today’s post on is just too cool. So many great ideas. Don’t you wish you were here right now?

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West Hollywood: The Schindler Garden

In 2006 I made my first pilgrimage to Schindler House, between Melrose and Santa Monica, just East of La Cienega. Although its design was revolutionary at the time it was designed, 1922—it was intended as a kind of single-level, shared-kitchen … Continue reading

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