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AUTUMN 2011
Inspiring Gardens · Seasonal Outdoor Style · Fall Flowers
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8 LetterfromtheEditors
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12 UpdatedFrontPorch
15 VintageTrends
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20 EasyPiecesforFallLayers
22 DirtCouture
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24 EllenBiddleShipman
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26 YarnBombs
28 MakingaSplash
30 ThreeMenWenttoMow
33 ForFallPlanting
34 WildApples
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A city garden in San Francisco
designed by topher Delaney and
photographed by Saxon Holt.
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38 WhattoSeeinBoston
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40 Heleniumautumnale
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43 PickYourOwnCocktail
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45 ACompulsive
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From the Editors
a Facebook page. Everyone at the table was a non-be-
liever. Today, the way we fnd, read, store, and interact
with information has been totally transformed and Leaf
is the vanguard of a new publishing movement.
During the time that followed that original con-
versation, I made a concerted effort to meet people
whose online presence interested me. They were other
designers, architects, writers, and editors who were
outside of the horticultural and landscape design com-
munity. I attended events aimed at online design com-
municators. There was always a design group who was
conspicuously absent—my own—the landscape and
garden designers. My frst thoughts about an online
design magazine dedicated to design beyond our doors
arose out of these events.
At one of those events, I met with fellow designer/
blogger Rochelle Greayer and mentioned pursuing an
online magazine for outdoor style and design. A few
weeks later she e-mailed me and Leaf was born. We
knew that if the information was presented in a way
that was engaging and compelling, those interested in
design beyond our doors would embrace a magazine
that addressed the totality of stylish living outside.
I hope you enjoy the journey through this preview
copy of Leaf, and stay with us as we continue to ex-
plore the best and most interesting in outdoor design.
Leaf started as a
conversation between
designers about the
transformative nature of
design and how technol-
ogy would change our
lives. I was the only one
of that group who had a
Twitter feed, a blog, and
Welcome to the frst
issue of Leaf. I am so
glad you are joining
us on this adventure.
Getting to this launch
has been about jour-
neys, both personal and
cultural.
My personal journey
started with a blog over three years ago-Welcome Stu-
dio ‘g’ friends!-and solidifed a yearning to move from
one creative feld-landscape design-to another-writing
and magazine creation. I used to call Studio ‘g’ my
small attempt at creating the magazine I always wished
existed. Now, happily with Leaf, it does.
Culturally, the word existed means something entirely
different than it once did. Communally we are we are
rapidly moving towards a world where paper books
and magazines are joined by digital publications such
as Leaf. It is an exciting and positive change, as we
become more mindful of our resources and technology
is more fully integrated into our everyday lives. Leaf is
launching in an evolving landscape of awareness about
the effects we have on our environment. We are all on
a quest to more wisely manage our physical world.
It is also with no small amount of pride and seren-
dipity that a Topher Delaney designed garden should
grace our frst cover. She, along with so many others
I have met along the way, thankfully, encouraged me
and this project to this point. I look forward to what
Leaf will become as we continue with the belief that we
can create not just a great magazine, but a community
of people who appreciate great design, living beauti-
fully, and respecting the land on which we live.
Susan Cohan Rochelle Greayer
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contributors
Jane Berger is a landscape designer
and writer. She is on the board of the
Association of Professional Landscape
Designers. Her publications include
articles in Landscape Architecture
Magazine, The American Gardener, and
American Style, among others.
Warren Bobrowis the culture
editor of the “Wild Table” in the Wild
River Review. His research on biody-
namic organic wine and food appears in
the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in
America, Ed., 2. He is internationally
published on the topic of cocktails, and is a rum judge for
the Ministry of Rum.
Suzanne Cummings opened her Chicago shop,
Suzanne Cummings Flowers, in 2006. Suzanne studied floral
design with Jane Packer in London, and brings a European
flair to all of her floral designs. Suzanne Cummings Floral
Design School is an offshoot of her atelier, and offers any-
one living or visiting Chicago the chance to learn to make
beautiful floral creations.
Jeff Dunas is a commercial and fine art photographer.
The author of 11 monographs, his work has been exhib-
ited in over 60 one-person shows including 12 American
museums. He is the co-founder and director of the Palm
Springs Photo Festival.
Kelly Fitzsimmons has been pho-
tographing children and families for
nearly 20 years. She loves working with
children of all ages, and her playful
approach and use of only natural light
and settings result in timeless portraits.
Saxon Holt is a professional
garden photographer and owner
of PhotoBotanic, a garden photography
library. His most recent book is The
American Meadow Garden.
Courtney Jentzen is a designer and illustrator based in
Brooklyn, New York. Her design company, Swiss Cottage
Designs, specializes in illustration, custom projects, and in-
vitations. She enjoys live music, good tea, small bookstores,
and eating carbs.
Kari Lønning is a contemporary bas-
ket maker. Her inspiration comes from
a passion for color, nature, and architec-
ture. Her work has been shown at The
White House and the Smithsonian.
Mary Ann Newcomer is known as
the Dirt Diva on the River Radio, 94.9
in Boise, Idaho. Her articles on gardening
have been published in MaryJane’s Farm,
Fine Gardening, and The American Gardener.
Her first book, The Rocky Mountain
Gardener’s Guide, will be published in January 2012.
Rich Pomerantz is a garden and
portrait photographer. His three books
are Great Gardens of the Berkshires, Hudson
River Valley Farms, and Wild Horses of the
Dunes. Rich conducts photography work-
shops through the New York Botanical
Gardens and privately.
Nan Sterman, a California
native, is an author, botanist, and
garden designer. Nan writes, appears
on radio and television, and speaks on
the topic of water-wise design. Her
books include California Gardener’s Guide
Volume II, and Water-wise Plants for the Southwest.
Jonathan Williams, of Big2do
Productions, is a videographer, media
producer, musician, and photographer.
As a producer, his work has varied from
museum exhibits and public and broad-
cast television, to corporate, education,
and new media.
Adam Woodruff is an award-winning garden designer.
His naturalistic designs are influenced by the New Wave
Planting movement, making his style unique.
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Fabric from Trina Turk for Schumacher
Add a contemporary porch swing
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Mix in ethnic finds used as
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Mix and match styles to create
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Vintage Trends from Brimfeld
Rain,
rain, and
more rain
couldn’t keep the thrice-annual Brimfel-
Antique Show from gathering over 5,000
antique and collectible dealers on a long
stretch of feld along Route 20 in south
central Massachusetts in September. The
goods were on stilts above water-fooded
felds, shopping was a wading experience,
and knee-high garden boots were never
quite so handy. Regardless of the weather,
the show went on, and the hardy vendors
took it in stride, bringing their wares for
sale, show, and trade. The best part of the
show was meeting them and our interior
design colleagues, many of whom trav-
eled from all parts of the country to scour
the market for treasures.
Over the years, trends come and
go, even at antique shows. Long gone
are the Martha Stewart milk glass days;
new trends reign. This year, we saw a lot
of barn lamps, folk art, and new things
passed off as old. There was still a strong
showing of the Belgian-beige, French-
cottage look. Missing, however, were
chandeliers, large architectural remnants,
and mid-century, modern design pieces,
leading us to wonder if those trends are
disappearing.
We wandered the aisles, aiming to get
our heads around new ideas for design,
decoration, and the adornment of our
personal spaces. We distilled our fndings
down to three trends: Homespun, Neo
Prep, and Industria. We are excited to see
these trends take shape over the coming
seasons, and we wonder how they will
manifest themselves in our gardens and
exterior rooms. We hope you take a bit
of inspiration from these fnds, as there is
nothing like a spending a few days trek-
king though mud at an antique show to
fnd the next new thing. — RG
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Homespun is an artisanal look and
lifestyle trend that incorporates nostal-
gic retro-imagery and the romanticized
ideals of a previous, less technologically
driven time. Screenless environments
that allow time for handmade and home-
grown goodness is the driving idea behind
Homespun. Busy 21st-century lives don’t
always allow us to make items ourselves,
so we are comfortable buying what we
can’t create. Vegetable gardens, heirloom
seed collecting, canning and preserving,
and backyard chickens inspire an overall
look that is perfect for vintage collecting
and outdoor decoration. Old-fashioned
garden favorites like lilacs and roses are
back. Pails upturned become light fxtures.
A block and tackle becomes a way to hang
a chandelier made of canning jars. Old
farm tools and carts become planters. It’s
all part of the Homespun look.
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1. Pack basket from Jon and Carla Magoun 207.743.2040 2.Olive brine
bucket from Big Daddy’s Antiques 3. Traditional bark canoe from John
and Carla Magoun 207.743.2040. 4. Work pail lamp from The Gourd Guy
(Brimfeld only) 5. Dog cart from Keenan Antiques 717.292.4820
6. Stove top dryer from Hartman House Antiques 508.378.7388 7. Block
and tackle from MBC Tools 774.696.5321 8. Architectural details available
from multiple dealers.
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NeoPrep
Neo Prep is a reinterpretation of classic
summer outdoor style. Think sailing, shell
collecting on the beach, or a thermos of
hot coffee by a lake on a crisp morning at
sunrise. This trend combines ideas from
traditional American summer destina-
tions and pleasures — Nantucket, Santa
Barbara, and the Adirondacks. Go sailing
with friends. Set an outdoor table with
real china and crystal. Pack a basket and
bike to a picnic. Wear a straw boater and
a seersucker suit, or shoes without socks.
Greyed-out wood, nautical colors, and
rope details are key elements for Neo
Prep. Peonies, hollyhocks, and hydrangeas
are classic seaside planting choices. Nauti-
cal pieces can be added to a garden, and
surprisingly aren’t used often except in
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1. Gentleman’s picnic case from Howard’s Entertainment 2. Bowling
pins from German Favorite Antiques 3. Semaphore fags from Howard’s
Entertainment 4. Buoys and foats from Traditonal Marine Outftters
5. Canoe and paddles from Howard’s Entertainment 6. Marine roping
and wooden bucket from Tradtional Marine Outftters 7. Detail of rope-
wrapped oars from from Tradtional Marine Outftters 8. Glass foats from
from Tradtional Marine Outftters.
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Industria
Industria harks back to the days of pre-
robotic manufacturing. Often beautifully
detailed, old, factory cast-offs are reinter-
preted as garden furniture and elements.
Cast iron, rusty steel, concrete, and wood
are common materials in this trend.
Objects with the patina of honest use fnd
a second life — a machinist’s workbench
becomes a planting bench, an old cart on
wheels becomes a coffee table or teacart.
Iron grates lined with moss fnd new use
as wall planters, an upside down industri-
al funnel gets wired as a light fxture, and
old lockers are transformed into a narrow
balcony tool shed. Not just for the patio
or deck, factory pieces can also be added
to garden beds as supports for climbers,
fence and gate elements, or for sculptural
interest. The opportunities for creativity
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1. Repurposed grates seen everywhere at the market 2. Gas tanks turned
into planters 3. Sculptural bench via Rustbelt Rebirth. 4. Movie marquis
letters and numbers seen everywhere at the market 5. Industrial part lamps
from The Gourd Guey (Brimfeld only) 6. Stacking bins from Big Daddy’s
Antiques 7. Candelabra made from industrial leftovers from Let It Go
8. Industrial bins full of antlers seen throughout the market
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Easy Pieces for Fall Layers
Since Leaf is all about digital
content, we decided to shop
some very accessible fashion sites
in our quest for all things relat-
ing to outdoor style, including
fashion.
Classic styling and natural
materials in warm autumnal
hues can ft into anyone’s ward-
robe. These aren’t outdoor work
clothes, although some have the
kind of practical styling that is
common to American casual
sportswear. Jeans, the quintes-
sential American addition to the
fashion lexicon, are the basis for
the pants, and in other pieces,
buttons button and ties tie.
The easy pieces we’ve chosen
are practical, yet fantastic for a
morning meeting of friends for
cider and doughnuts, a day of
fea market treasure hunting,
exploring a local corn maze with
the kids, or just being out and
about in the cool autumn air.
Layer them over clothes you al-
ready have, and we’re sure some
of these will become your favor-
ites in the months to come.-SC
Click on any image to shop for that
item.
Cable knits and
fisherman’s style
sweaters
Topshop
$96
Levi Strauss
$178
Steve Madden
$100
Boyfriend jeans in
dark washes
Workwear
styling
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Classic styling in
rugged fabrics Updated Fair Isle colors
Woolrich
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J. Crew
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uniqlo
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Scarpa
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Clarks
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Dirt Couture
Dirt Couture’s signature product, Hose Clothes,
are the sassy little slipcover for your garden hose.
At Leaf, we love handmade things. They speak to us in ways
that our speedy, technology-driven 21
st
century lives yearn for.
Thoughtfully curated, Dirt Couture is an online shop that
specializes in handmade products for gardens and gardeners.
Cindy McNatt, the shop’s owner, offers a selective variety of
serious and humorous products for inside and out. They are
all made by hand. —SC
Sturdy canvas and leather garden buckets sewn by Karen
Burke, and inspired by British gardener Rosemary Verey.
Lynn Felici-Gallant,
Leaf managing editor
Slugs are cozy, rubber
boot liners made by
Rayana White
Susan Cohan
Leaf co-founder/editor
Whimsical handmade tree swings
are fully waterproof, and will hold
both children and adults
Rochelle Greayer
Leaf co-founder/editor
Rusted steel cache pot crafted by
California metal artist Peter Clark
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She’s been called the “Dean of
American Women Landscape Archi-
tects” and “one of the best, if not the
very best, flower garden makers in
America,” yet Ellen Biddle Shipman is
relatively unknown in landscape design
history. How can it be that a designer of
over 600 gardens in twenty-six states,
Quebec, and Bermuda, for clients that
included the DuPonts, Fords, and As-
tors, can all but disappear from the his-
tory books? The answer lies partly in
Shipman’s own design approach.
“Planting, however beautiful, is not a
garden,” Shipman wrote in her Garden
Note Book, housed in the Rare and
Manuscripts Collection at Cornell Uni-
versity. “A garden must be enclosed . . .
or otherwise it would merely be a culti-
vated area.” Privacy was central to Ship-
man’s designs, and much of her practice
was devoted to creating intimate and se-
cluded spaces for wealthy women whose
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Ellen Biddle Shipman
husbands’ work took them away from
the home for long periods of time. Most
of those commissions were on country
estates that have disappeared.
Shipman considered the garden to
be an essential part of any home. She
began her career in 1910, when she was
in her forties and her husband had left
her as a single mother with three chil-
dren. She was an enthusiastic amateur
gardener with a voracious appetite for
reading about gardens, and had an ex-
tensive plant palette and innate ability
to assemble plants into dense, beautiful
beds. Her friend, architect Charles
Platt, recognized her talents and offered
Shipman formal training. Before long,
she was working with Platt and other
landscape architects such as Fredrick
Law Olmstead and Warren Manning,
and she opened a women-only land-
scape design firm in New York. She
gardened well into her seventies.
Of the 600 commissions to her
credit, fewer than ten public
gardens exist today. They include:
• Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
(pictured) in Akron, Ohio
• Longue Vue House and
Gardens in New Orleans,
Louisiana
• Cummer Museum of Art and
Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida
• Mina Edison’s Moonlight
Garden/Edison and Ford Winter
Estates in Fort Myers, Florida
• Sarah P. Duke Gardens in
Raleigh, North Carolina
• Chatham Manor in
Fredericksburg, Virginia, and
• Longfellow House Garden in
Cambridge, Massachusetts.
There are a handful of private
gardens in existence, and the
bones of a few others can be
viewed publicly.
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Though Shipman was influenced by
Platt’s design approach—which included
carefully constructed axial layouts, per-
golas, paths, and structures that ensured
a proportionate relationship between the
home and gardens—she developed her
own personal style of expression. Her
borders were brimming with hundreds
of old-fashioned plants such as peonies,
roses, irises, and daylilies, and she used
standards and small trees and shrubs to
define the beds. Her choice of plants
was intended to appeal to female clients;
the beds were intimate expressions of
activities such as planning, nurturing,
cultivating, and arranging flowers. A
Shipman plan was extremely detailed,
and included instructions for the most
effective means to grow each plant.
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YARN BOMBS
ARE HAVING A MOMENT
Bombs have appeared on trees before,
but fber artist and yarn bomber Suzanne
Tidwell has taken the art to a new level.
In July and August, Tidwell
transformed Occidental Park in
Seattle into a playful environment
where craf, grafti, and landscape
merged. No longer considered
grafti, since she had the city’s
permission, her joyful explosion of
color turned a drab urban envi-
ronment into an experience be-
yond mere sightseeing. Te trees,
lampposts, and bollards provide
vertical structure while Tidwell’s
horizontal striping and hot color
combinations unite the installation
as a cohesive whole.
A temporary statement, yarn bombing is a
hybrid of craft and graffti. Originally, yarn
bombers sought to humanize and personalize
urban environments by covering them with
knitted and crocheted covers. Yarn bombing
has grown into a much larger international
movement of fber artists who cover cars,
statues, and more. It has even moved inside the
mainstream art world. New York based crochet
artist Olek will be included in the Smithson-
ian’s Renwick Gallery’s 40 under 40 show in
2012. To see yarn bombers in action all over
the world, visit yarn bombing on YouTube.
A short history of
yarn bombing in the landscape
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wearing their knitted fnery in Pioneer
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Custom Concrete Design of North
Berwick, Maine, are embedded with
a variety of fossils and make refer-
ence to the process of sedimentation
and time. And this is not lost on the
children, who have named the sculp-
ture ‘their river’.”
Because Cornerstone includes
toddlers through eighth graders,
Parker was challenged to provide a
sensory experience for many ages,
experiences, and learning levels.
He achieved that in a way
that is safe and offers physi-
cal challenges that children
can judge themselves. For
example, the rill provides
levels and rates of water fow
that allow the youngest chil-
dren to closely observe the play of
older children in a setting that pro-
tects them, yet they share with older
students. Cornerstone’s students were
involved in the project from the start,
observing the construction from
classroom windows with excitement.
Once they had access to the serpen-
tine rill, they quickly gathered leaves
and sticks to dam the water’s fow, or
splashed their hands in the water or
falls. “They owned it instantly,” notes
Parker. — LFG
In Last Child in the Woods
(Algonquin, April 2008), Richard
Louv posits that today’s wired gen-
eration of kids have high rates of
obesity, attention defcit disorder, and
depression because they are too far-
removed from nature. Louv would
be proud of the efforts to reverse this
trend at The Cornerstone School in
Stratham, New Hampshire. Based
on the Montessori philosophy that
children learn best through
independent means with
an emphasis on freedom
with limits and respect
for every child’s abilities
and their relationship
with nature, the school
commissioned landscape
architect Terrence Parker of
terrafrma landscape architecture
of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to
integrate its existing site with a new
interactive landscape.
At the center of the redesign is
an innovative rill that acts as a sculp-
tural outdoor classroom. It has bold,
sweeping lines and a visual presence
that may or may not include running
water. “As a sculpture, the serpentine
rill has metaphorical properties,” says
Parker. “The multi-layered, custom-
dyed, concrete forms created by
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BBC Gardeners’ World TV host
Joe Swift and the dashing and
smoldering Chelsea Flower
Show Gold Medal winner
Cleve West, and what do you
get? Three Men Went to Mow, a
hilarious video series available
on YouTube. These are some
of our
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James Alexander- Sinclair Joe Swift Cleve West
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Congratulations
to all our friends at Leaf Magazine
on your first issue!
Join veteran host and gardening expert Joe lamp'l for the
second season of Growing a GreenerWorld, a national series
dedicated to inspiring people to live a more ecc-friendly life
through gardening, food, and sustainable choices.
Hands-on projects inspire and teach in every episode,
including garden-ta-table recipes from Chef Nathan
Lyon. An integrated website enriches the experience with
bonus video, blags, podcasts, informative articles, cooking
segments, recipes and more.
Growing a Greener World is nationally distributed through
American Public Television and presented by UNC-TV.
Watch on television (stations and times)
Watch online (full episodes)
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lilies, Agapanthus,
and some gladioli
need to be removed
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and stored in a cool,
dry place to protect
them from winter’s
harshness. With the
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curved along the length of
the tool, mimic the
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and prevent damage to
the bulb as it is eased
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Peony’s Envy
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As the weather cools, it’s time to plant one
of spring’s most beloved plants —peonies.
Fall is also the best time to transplant exist-
ing peonies, but don’t count on blooms
until their second year if you do so. One
of the best guides to planting this garden
classic is the “Peony Care” section of the
online catalog of Peony’s Envy. We asked
owner, Kathleen Gagan, to select a few of
her favorite coral and yellow peonies. Click
on each link to take you directly its page in
the farm’s beautiful catalog.
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the fnal copy of the beautiful and
inspiring Wild Apples journal. The
publication, which takes its name and
inspiration from Henry David Tho-
reau’s essay, “Wild Apples,” is a twice-
yearly publication that aims to inspire
thoughtful living by sharing writings,
wisdom, and art that celebrates nature
and the landscape.
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a journal of nature, art, and inquiry
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Seeds for Africa is a British-based
organization that helps lessen the
well-publicized plight of millions of
people starving and at food-risk in
Africa. The organization provides
access to locally sourced seeds,
plants, and equipment, and the
expertise to help schools and fami-
lies establish kitchen gardens and
orchards. They train new “owners”
of each project they help build so
that the populations served not only
beneft from the food they grow,
but also learn ways to keep growing
and producing far into the future.
Both urban and rural projects are
Seeds for Africa
funded through the organization,
with a focus on creating school gar-
dens that ultimately help provide
healthful meals for those where
there are often none.
The organization’s work is
concentrated in four countries:
Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and
Uganda. Through its projects in
schools, and its larger community-
based projects, Seeds for Africa
is creating long-term solutions to
problems that plague the countries
they work in. They are giving fami-
lies a stake in their own futures that
will beneft their communities for
generations. -SC
Each issue of Leaf will profle an
organization that is making a positive
difference for our planet and its inhabitants.
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go
WhattoSeeinBoston
Farmers’ Markets -
The local foods move-
ment is strong in New
England and that is
reflected in the large
number of well-stocked,
beautiful markets full of
local meat and seafood,
produce, baked goods,
preserves, and flowers.
There is a market nearly
every day of the week. To
locate one near you, visit
the Massgrown website.
Day Trip!
A whole day of hopping from attraction to
attraction is just a fifteen minute drive west
of Boston.
The Minuteman National Historic Park
encompasses the scenic and historic Old
North Bridge, the Concord River, and the site
of the “shot heard ‘round the world” that
started the Revolutionary War.
Nearby the de Cordova Sculpture Park
and the Gropius House (the personal home of
Walter Gropius, founder of the German design
school known as the Bauhaus) are icons of
contemporary art and modern architecture.
The Lyman Estate and Stonehurst
(situated a stones throw from each other) are
both historic homes
worth visiting. The
Lyman Estate’s
Greenhouses, date
from 1800 are open
to the public, and
house a huge array
of tropicals and exciting plants not normally
seen in New England. At Stonehurst you can
still see the hand of Frederick Law Olmsted on
the landscape of this beautiful home that was
designed by Henry Hobson Richardson.
Stonegate Gardens is one of the prettiest
garden centers in New England. Their new,
two-story modern glass houses are set to
open later this year, and the grounds are true
gardens where everything is for sale.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway - Called
“Boston’s ribbon of contemporary parks,” the
Greenway connects a city once divided by highways
in a meandering, 1.5-mile promenade.
Hubway/Urban AdvenTours - Launched
in 2011, the Hubway is Boston’s first bike-share
system. And Urban AdvenTours is a unique,
eco-friendly way to see the city on two wheels.
Mare Restaurant -
Mare offers an all-natural
ingredient list based al-
most entirely on certified
organic and sustainable
seafood from the U.S. and
around the world.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Visitors
to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are
greeted by the visual splendor of the courtyard
garden. The museum was designed as a work of art
in totality, and stands as a testament to the vision of
Isabella Stewart Gardner.
New England Holocaust Memorial - “Look at
these towers, passerby, and try to imagine what they
really mean — what they symbolize — what they
evoke. They evoke an era of incommensurate dark-
ness, an era in history when civilization lost its
humanity and humanity its soul.” ~Elie Wiesel
Barbour Store - Amongst
the many boutiques and
restaurants of Newbury
Street is an outpost of the
British classic clothier. The
store is always stocked with
waxed jackets and high-
quality outdoor gear.
Fenway Victory Garden - Established in 1942,
the gardens are the last and the oldest of the origi-
nal victory gardens created during World War II.
They remain an eclectic garden oasis just steps from
Fenway Park.
Oleana restaurant - It is no surprise that chef
Ana Sortun’s outrageously inventive food is so good;
her husband grows the restaurant’s produce at
nearby Siena Farm.
The Glass Flowers
at Harvard University
Natural History
Museum - Between 1887
and 1936, father and son
team, Leopold and Rudolph
Blaschka, created nearly
850 exact glass models
of flowers for Professor
George Lincoln Goodale to use in studying and
teaching botany. The collection is the star attraction
at the Harvard University Natural History Museum.
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Varieties native throughout North America.
Found in meadows and moist areas.
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Blooms mid-summer to early fall
height and width
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Pick your own Cocktail
Grilled White Peach Rumble
ingredients
2 shots rhubarb liqueur
1 shot white peach juice
(grill white peaches until
caramelized, then run in food
processor until smooth)
1 small basil leaf, rolled and
sliced widthwise
preparation
To a cocktail shaker, add the
liqueur, peach juice, and basil
leaf. Shake and strain into a
coupe glass with a slice of pickled
rhubarb for garnish.
recipes
Rhubarb Pickle Sticks
ingredients
1lb rhubarb, peeled and cut into
sticks (the length equal to the
height of the jar being used for
storage). Pack them into a can-
ning jar.
1c apple cider vinegar
1c honey (or maple syrup)
3 tbs grenadine
1tsp coarse salt
Spices to liking (orange, lemon,
cloves, cinnamon, ginger, chili
fakes, anise stars, mustard seed)
preparation
Heat vinegar, honey, grena-
dine, salt, and chosen spices in a
saucepan until dissolved together
(about 1 minute of boiling). Pour
liquid in to jars to completely
cover the rhubarb sticks. Close
the jar and let it steep for a day,
then refrigerate for up to a week.
Rhubarb liqueur can be made at
home by infusing vodka or grain
alcohol with freshly cut rhubarb.
As the favors seep, so does the
rhubarb color - making for a
pretty pink homemade cordial.
A variety of recipes can be found
online, or you can purchase com-
mercially made rhubarb spirits.
Two to try are Rhuby USDA
Certifed Organic Rhubarb
Liqueur and Chase Rhubarb
Liqueur.
Rumble recipe developed by Warren Bobrow
Push play to see our recipe in action
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LEAF MAGAZINE autumn 2011
Making the frst Leaf magazine exclusive video was quite an undertaking that we hope to repeat again
(especially now that we have a learned a few things). Were it not for the help of Jonathan Williams and
Big2do productions it simply wouldn’t be. Mixologist Warren Bobrow provided us with his delicious recipe,
and Kelly Fitzsimmons photographed the flming party. For all of them we are grateful. We hope you enjoy a
Grilled White Peach Rumble made from fresh pickings as much as we did.
We got an education in prop styling.
Food is not always what it seems
in video-making and photography.
Our “pickle sticks” were whipped
up in minutes with boiling water
and some quickly chopped rhubarb,
and the “liqueur” is a secret recipe
of red food coloring and water.
An injured back (long walks through air-
ports carrying heavy video equipment can
be dangerous) didn’t stop Jonathan Williams
of Big2do Productions from helping us cre-
ate the video.
We searched high and low for rhubarb pickles, but found none.
If you want this garnish, you are going to have to roll up your
sleeves and get canning. But don’t worry; it’s not hard to do.
behind the scenes
Making a Video with Leaf
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A Compulsive Creator’s Garden
It is hard to imagine that a
beautiful garden exists on landscape
designer Dustin Gimbel’s street in
Long Beach, California. The neigh-
borhood of once-proud 1920s bun-
galows is now mostly 1960s stucco
and stone duplexes intermixed with
squat “garden” apartments from the
1950s (which is probably the last time
the “gardens” were watered). Music
blares from an unseen neighbor’s
window.
To reach Gimbel’s home, visitors
step over goo-flled gutters foat-
ing with bits of red, blue, and white
gum and ice cream bar wrappers.
Across the cracked concrete sidewalk
is a chain link fence surrounding his
property. An opening in the fence
leads to an entirely different world.
Gimbel’s bungalow is fronted by
a tiny garden that packs a big punch.
The 60’ deep x 150’ wide space is
enveloped in a “green wall” of ever-
green fg, (Ficus nitida). The walls keep
neighbors from peering in, and buffer
the garden from street-side chaos. To
Gimbel, the hedge satisfes his desire
to “live in a big green box.”
Such a dense perimeter could
have made the small garden feel
claustrophobic, but not given Gim-
bel’s skillful design. He divided the
garden with a diagonal “boardwalk”
Written and
Photographed
by Nan Sterman
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Senecio antephorbium stands
tall with stacked hypertufa ball
sculptures as a backdrop to
a dramatic urbanite wall and
Dyckia ‘Black Gold’.
Boardwalk made
from Ipe wood scraps.
A small water feature fanks
the porch and provides a
home for a variety of plants
including Muehlenbeckia and
purple taro.
made of Ipe wood scraps. On either
side of the boardwalk are small gar-
den spaces, each with its own charac-
ter and planting scheme so intricate
and fascinating that visitors take a
long time to make their way from the
entry to the front porch.
Gimbel marked the farthest end
of the boardwalk with a weeping
acacia (Acacia pendula), whose coppery-
brown bark and silver, blue-gray
leaves set the tone for the garden’s
color scheme. He balanced the tall
tree by placing a large urn-shaped pot
at its base. Sprays of sherbet-orange-
blooming frecracker plant (Russelia
‘Night Lights Tangerine’) spill out
and over the ceramic, whose coppery-
brown glaze echoes the acacia bark.
Near the front porch, Gimbel
dug a pond and lined it with broken
concrete. Water spills from a piece of
copper tubing. The sound of water
hitting water is just the right volume
to camoufage the neighborhood
music. Opposite the pond, a curved
path of round pavers leads to a hand-
made concrete bench. It’s an inviting
spot to sit and meditate, despite the
busy sidewalk just a few feet away.
Gimbel has a tiny, low-water
“lawn” of Frankenia thymifolia. This
three-inch-tall evergreen has tentacle-
like branches clothed in teeny, deep
green, leaves. A low, arching wall
of broken concrete embraces the
lawn, just as the Frankenia embraces
a young, South African pincushion
(Leucospermum ‘Veldfre’) that blooms
fery orange in early spring.
Gimbel has a collection of min-
iature Albuca ‘Augrabies Hill’ bulbs
planted amid the Frankenia. In bloom,
their bright white fowers look like
upright sundrops and smell like va-
nilla. During the rest of the year, their
fne, grass-like foliage is nearly invis-
ible. At those times, however, all eyes
focus on a trio of faces that appear
to be sleeping in the Frankenia’s sea of
green. Gimbel found the original face
at a thrift store, made a latex mold,
then cast the faces in concrete.
The edge of the Frankenia lawn
features three Dyckia — spiny, cab-
bage-sized bromeliads with purple-
black blades. Upright, succulent
Senecio anteuphorbium, tall purple-black
Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’, undulating teal
and coral Echeveria, and other shapely,
low-water plants along the top rim
of concrete encircle the space. Aside
from the pond plants, this is a low-
water garden. It has no irrigation
system — just Gimbel and his weekly
appointment with the garden hose.
While Gimbel is a plant collector,
he is also a collector of the odd and
unusual, such as two rounded objects
that look like woody versions of ninja
throwing stars. These, explains Gim-
bel proudly, are seedpods from a rare
Eucalyptus lehmannii.
Some items are products of
nature; others are products made by
Gimbel. “I’m a creative compulsive”
he says, “I love the process of creat-
ing things.” So, for example, when
Gimbel poured his own concrete
pathway pavers, he used pieces of
faux skin that look like snake and
ostrich for surface treatments, and
then stained the pavers with browns
and greens.
While handcrafted touches are
everywhere, one particular design
motif appears again and again.
Round, rough gray spheres—balls,
really — fll a corner of Gimbel’s
pond. A screen of what Gimbel calls
“I’m a creative compulsive” he says, “I love the process of creating things.”
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Before After
“ball towers” divides sections of the
garden. More balls are placed strate-
gically amid rounded gray gravel in a
dry streambed and greenery almost
everywhere one looks.
What is Gimbel’s fascination
with balls, one might ask? According
to Gimbel, he once visited Whiskey
Creek on the Olympic Peninsula
with famed plantsman, Dan Hinkley.
There, he was fascinated to fnd per-
fectly round rocks. Most of the rocks
were too heavy to take home, so Gim-
bel tried his hand at making them.
While the natural rocks are smooth as
a baby’s behind, Gimbel’s hypertufa
versions are more rustic, chunky, and
meatball-like in the positive sense:
they are complex and fascinating.
Decorative elements like the
hypertufa balls are especially impor-
tant in such a young garden, where
the structure is still developing. Using
the balls as a screen, Gimbel says,
“doesn’t take up space, but gives
you interest.” Five years from now,
the garden’s structure should come
into its own. By then, the quartet of
narrow, columnar Ilex vomitoria ‘Will
Fleming’ that fank the boardwalk
will have grown into a garden room.
As one walks along the boardwalk,
Gimbel explains, “it will feel like you
are moving through space.”
Ask Gimbel the secret to creating
a garden like his and he smiles. “Start
with your wildest dreams,” he says,
“then break that down to something
you can execute.” It may not be easy
and it may not be fast, but the
rewards are worth it.

Dustin Gimbel is one of Southern
California’s up-and-coming landscape
designers with an impressive pedigree.
He spent part of his childhood roam-
ing the grasslands of California’s gold
country, northeast of Sacramento. As
a teenager, Gimbel talked himself into
a position working for the late Mary
Lou Heard, an icon among Southern
California nursery folks. After earning
his horticulture degree in 2002 from
California State Polytechnic University,
Pomona (aka Cal Poly Pomona), Gim-
bel set out on a series of round-the-
world horticultural internships. During
that time, he worked with Dan Hinkley
at Heronswood outside of Seattle, and
Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter in
England.
Gimbel earned the Royal Horti-
cultural Society’s Wisley Diploma in
Practical Horticulture, after which he
was offered a position as head gardener
on a large English estate. Before starting
this new position, however, he made a
trip home where he rediscovered the
blue skies and bright sun of Southern
California. England became a fond
memory, as Gimbel settled into his na-
tive Long Beach and started a design
business, Second Nature Garden De-
sign. Today, he serves clients throughout
the region.
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Make Like Johnny,
and Hit the Apple Road
“Surely the apple is
the noblest of fruits.”
~Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples
Esopus Spitzenburg is an antique apple that many regard as the very best
dessert apple. Thomas Jefferson grew it at Monticello, and it is purported to
have been his favorite apple.
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eryman of the American frontier, spent
his life travelling from his childhood
home in Massachusetts through most of
what is now the Midwest region of the
United States. Along the way, he fa-
mously planted apples from seed, and
provided frontier settlers with nursery
stock to colonize the land.
Johnny’s seed-planting was an original
act of sustainability. It encouraged biodi-
versity and natural selection that ultimately
gave rise to a vast selection of regionally
variable apples that at one time
numbered over 15,000 varieties.
Today, however, industrial farming
produces 90% of the apples and only
11 varieties are commonly found in
most grocery stores. But it is the other
10%–and the search for the best, re-
gional, lesser-known and more interest-
ing varieties—that can provide a grand
day full of adventure, exploring, taste-
testing, and maybe even a history lesson.
Apple growing regions in the United
States extend from Michigan and the
Great Lakes through New England, from
Virginia and North Carolina and the
neighboring mountain valleys into the
Ohio Valley, and throughout the Pacific
Northwest and into California. What are
now referred to as heirloom, vintage, or
antique varieties of apples were once very
common in early America. In most areas,
unless you travel to local apple picking or-
chards and participate in the traditions of
cultivating and harvesting apples, you may
never see or taste the fruits whose unique
character shaped early American life.
There are about 5,000 remaining
apple varieties that round out the non-in-
dustrial market. Many of these are endan-
gered but can be purchased through local
nurseries and growers. If you discover a
new favorite, try planting it. In doing so,
you will contribute to retaining valuable
biodiversity and regional history. —RG
For more information about heritage, antique,
and heirloom apples, visit Noble Fruits: A
Guide to Conserving Heirloom Apples.
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Clarkdale Fruit Farm- Deerfield, Massachusetts
Eastman’s Antique Apples - Wheeler, Michigan
Edible Forest Nursery - Madison, Wisconsin
Heritage Apple - Clemmons, North Carolina
Big Horse Creek Farm- Lansing, North Carolina
Urban Homestead - Bristol, Virginia
Vintage Virginia Apples - North Garden, Virginia
Foggy Ridge Cider - Dugspur, Virginia
Jones Creek Farm- Sedro Woolley, Washington
Trees of Antiquity - Paso Robles, California
(Previously Sonoma Antique Apple Nursery)
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apple. McMahons can be dated to
1860 in Richland County, Wisconsin.
The Alexander apple can be traced
back through England to Russian
heritage.

Appalachian Region
Dula Beauty was first grown in Lenoir,
North Carolina, from the seeds of the
Limbertwig. It grows very well in the
region, has been recommended by
the North Carolina Department of
Agriculture since the turn of the 20th
century, and is popular for frying
and baking.
Hall is a small apple whose flavor has
hints of vanilla. Many antique apples
exhibit flavors that vary from butter-
scotch to anise and other spices.
Junaluska was the leader of the east-
ern band of Cherokee Indians that
lived in North Carolina. The apple tree
that was named for him hailed from
his land in western North Carolina. It
was thought to be extinct until 2001,
when it was rediscovered by Tom
Brown of Heritage Apples.
Reasor Green was also thought to
be extinct until 2001. Originally from
Lee County, Virginia, the tree pro-
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Campfield was well-known in early
America because of its usefulness in
cider-making. During Colonial times,
it was often combined with the juices
from the Harrison Cider Apple and
the Graniwinkle.
Harrison Cider Apples, when un-
mixed, make a dark, extremely rich
cider that is in great demand.
Willow Twig is another rare apple. It
is named for the unique drooping and
willow-like appearance of the tree.

New England
Aunt Penelope Winslow is a fall
apple that was ostensibly brought to
Maine’s North Haven Island from
Marshfield, Massachusetts over 200
years ago by a woman referred to as
Aunt Penelope.
Cole’s Quince was discovered by
Captain Henry Cole in Cornish, Maine
around 1840. It was called “quince”
because of its shape and coloring,
and its flavor is described as tart,
tangy, aromatic, and zesty.
Golden Russet (also called
Wheeler’s) is prized for its rich, spicy
flavor, and was at one time called the
“champagne of old-time cider apples.”
Discover These Regional Heirloom Apples

California and the Pacific
Northwest
The Gravenstein is thought to have
arrived in western North America
with Russian fur traders, and it is
well-suited to coastal locations.
Chehalis is a variety that was dis-
covered in Washington in 1937, and
the Sierra Beauty was originally dis-
covered on the slopes of the Sierra
Nevada Mountains of California in
the 1890s. It is thought to be a rem-
nant of miners during the California
Gold Rush. It has since disappeared
and been rediscovered twice, but is
now found throughout California.

Great Lakes and Mid-West
Brier (Sweet) Crab was originally
propagated after the Civil War in Bara-
boo, Wisconsin. It is pale yellow with
red streaks, very sweet, and good for
desserts or for making applesauce.
Eureka and Salome are both pippin
apples—that is, they are “volunteers”
that grew spontaneously from the seed
of a dropped apple. Eureka first
grew beneath a Tolman Sweet apple
tree. Salome was discovered in an
abandoned nursery in Illinois, and the
founder named it for his mother.
Another regional favorite is the very large
McMahon that is believed to be the off-
spring of the (also very large) Alexander
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garden we love boldcolorchoices used in broad strokes to create
an individual sense of place. We are inspiredby
the places we have visited
and t hose we have known from childhood.
We are interested in peoplewho have
an abiding commitment to the land we live on and the food we eat.
We celebrate being and growing outsidein all seasons
and revel in the long light and cool weather of autumn. But most of all we
know that design outside enriches our lives and makes
our world a better placeto live. Welcome to Leaf.
Autumn 2011
WarmthA Year-Round State of Mind
Written by Mary Ann Newcomer
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season of cooling temperatures. Ruby
fruits of hawthorns and crabapples vie
for attention with the changing foliage of
deciduous trees. Luminous maples and
sumacs rock the garden world. Clusters
of shiny, dark viburnum berries look
fetching against the hot pink and orange
foliage of their shrubs, while ornamental
grasses morph into golden torches, back-
lit by Technicolor sunsets and windless
blue skies. If you are planning a garden,
build on this rich autumn palette of
color.
Ward off the chilliest of evenings
by adding a layer of warmth with
blankets and throws.
Facing page: Garden at night
with fre and rope ball seating
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Fire pits acknowledge our primal
urge to gather near light and warmth.
Artist and landscape designer Topher
Delaney created this simple stainless
steel fre bowl to warm a Bay Area
garden throughout the seasons. The
wall refects the heat of the fre back
to the gathering area, and protects this
east-facing garden space. Natural gas
burns clean, and a layer of black sand
conceals the fuel jets. Delaney recom-
mends using a local metal fabricator for
creating a similar bowl, and sourcing
the sand locally, if possible.
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Ward off the chilliest of evenings by
adding a layer of warmth with blan-
kets and throws. Colorful, woolen lap
throws are available in such a wide
variety of prints and patterns that one
can be found to suit any garden style.
Wool is environmentally friendly and
a natural, renewable fber that can be
recycled or composted as a healthy
additive to the soil. Companies such as
Pendleton Woolen Mills even make a
line of Cradle to Cradle-certifed wool
blankets. Polar feece, the most com-
mon fabric made of recycled materials,
comes in every weight and color. It is still
the “go-to” fabric for outdoor activities
and sports. It’s also a popular choice for
throw blankets.
Winter doesn’t have to mean cold.
Extend the joy of garden living into
November, and in many places, year-
round. Create a place to sit, share a
meal, and read. Warmth is a state or
sensation; extend a warm invitation to
friends to share this beautiful, colorful
season.
Gather
Fall can bring an early snow. Plants and
people stay warm inside this glass house.
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with Truckee Blacksmith on this stone
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Spiced cider or mulled wine will warm
the body. Chili or chowder makes a
great outdoor supper, mug ready. Just
add spoons and cornbread muffns. It
is easy to fnd standard outdoor kitchen
equipment and ready-made counters
and cabinets. Sporting goods stores and
outdoor outftters are affordable sources
for high-end custom outdoor cooking
areas. They carry a vast selection of
multi-purpose, transportable kitchen
equipment and outdoor furniture. The
same outftter and guide shops offer
durable, weather-resilient sets of out-
door dishes and cookware. With these
portables, a fall picnic becomes a move-
able feast.
Row covers, cold frames, and pop-up
covers will keep salad bowls flled with
fresh greens most of the year. In zone
denial? Shrub jackets can move a gar-
den up a hardiness zone. Recycled win-
dows make affordable greenhouses and
charming cold frames. Think beyond
the summer garden and the predictable
harvest. If you live in a cold, winter
climate, be sure to check out Eliot Cole-
man’s The Four-Season Harvest and
The Winter Harvest Handbook.
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Landscape designer Laura Morton plays
with color in a Los Angeles backyard
The Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles is well-known for its quirky, individualistic inhabitants and
living quarters, and is a hotbed for design ideas. When the homeowners of this garden approached landscape
designer Laura Morton, all they wanted was a place to “lounge around.” Morton, who travels extensively in the
Mediterranean, drew on her experiences there, and on her interest in sacred spaces, to create a garden that is
both exuberant and restful.
As Morton explains, “Sacred was not on the list; there was not a detailed wish list. They told me once that
they wanted ‘a place to lounge around,’ and when I asked them a different way, they told me a second time,
‘well, we like to lounge around.’ I got it—seating and a fre pit! I wanted, of course, to give them more. It was
a large space with no privacy and they liked color. I have to say it was wonderful to work with both of them, as
they were open to seeing my vision of the space having tried to do the work on their own and feeling daunted.”
The design is asymmetrical and snakes through the outdoor space from the rear gate to the fre pit and
seating area. The kitchen’s French doors open onto a star-shaped fountain, and doors from the homeowner’s
bedroom are adjacent to an outdoor bathtub. Juxtaposing a blue backdrop inspired by Majorelle—Yves St. Lau-
rent’s famous Marrakesh garden—and a subtle spiral design, the space was transformed into a series of contem-
plative and lounge-worthy destinations. By using artisanal detailing and a planting design that was an integral
part of the color story, Morton was able to fuse many ideas into a cohesive space that echoes other places, yet is
clearly distinct.
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The outdoor boudoir bathing area opens
to the garden. Privacy can be created
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Often discarded and plentiful in salvage yards,
a claw foot bathtub becomes a romantic feature
when its “room” is defned by sheer curtains and
placed in front of an intensely colored wall painted
Majorelle-blue (Dunn-Edwards Deep Sapphire).
One side is left open and in full view of the private
garden; the other opens to the rest of the patio.
A simple wrought iron twin bed becomes a place
to rest and read a book, while also serving as the
go-to spot for the homeowner’s dog. Tile work adds
rich texture and a sense of place to simple column
bases, and a pebble mosaic in the garden’s path
ensures feet slow and eyes look downward.
The color story for the garden was pulled from
the tiles. Sticking with a narrow palette helped to
keep the many elements and destinations focused
and cohesive. Before choosing a color, paint large
pieces of plywood with different hues and live with
them for a while. And when using strong color in
a garden, Morton advises: ”Dare to do it!” We
agree.
The design is full of ideas that can be translated
and interpreted in any garden at any price point—
bold color, salvage-yard-fnds, and fabrics fnish
and defne spaces. None of these choices need be
expensive; all just take time, some elbow grease,
and an idea.
An overview of the garden
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French artist and expatriate Paul Majorelle
created a personal oasis and garden called
Majorelle in Marrakesh in 1924. In 1980,
it was purchased by Yves Saint Laurent and
his partner, Pierre Bergé, who restored the
endangered property and maintained the
garden and house as a museum and botanical
garden. When Saint Laurent passed away in
2008, his ashes were scattered in the garden.
The garden is famous for its use of bold
color, specifcally the shade of blue that is
now known as Majorelle Blue. Bold blues
are used throughout the Mediterranean
alongside yellow, green, and orange to cre-
ate a sun-drenched color palette that is easily
translated into a garden setting.
Strong color doesn’t have to compete
with the rest of a garden’s design elements;
they can exist side by side and complement
each other if planned at the onset of the
design process. Laura Morton considered the
entire palette when designing the Silver Lake
garden, incorporating plants with strong
bloom color and striking foliage to act as
visual companions to other intensely colored
features.
Some blues in the Majorelle range to try:
Benjamin Moore
Evening Blue 2066-20
Sherwin Williams
Blueblood sw6966
The fountain in
the garden at Majorelle
Dunn-Edwards
Deep Sapphire DEA137
Behr Crayon
Blue PPKR22
Facing page clockwise from
top left: Fountain in a tradi-
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Outdoor shower; Stucco fre
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mud cloth pillows.
At right: A pebble mosaic
is a great DIY project
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a bubble of sanity
and health amidst
the Oz-like uniformity
of the landscape.
All it takes is
imagination and
a vision for a
healthier world.
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This new phenomenon appears to be
the result of a confluence of ideas and
events: the coming of age of children
with parents who grew up in the
1960s; a mistrust in big government
and corporations; the realization that
traditional career paths are disappear-
ing; a comfort level with technology; a
societal movement towards healthful
eating; attention being paid to building
local and sustainable communities;
and the need to find solutions to cur-
rent environmental crises like climate
change and energy dependence on
non-renewable resources.
Six innovative members of this new
generation of farmers include Mark
and Kristin Kimball, Severine von
Tscharner Fleming, Debra and Jeff
Eschmeyer, and Ian Cheney.
newagrarians
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Rich Pomerantz
Scenic view of the Eschmeyer farm
Some people in their twenties and thirties are
increasingly choosing farming as a career choice.
the
leadersin the young farmer
movement
Mark and Kristin Kimball
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Roosters meander about
on Essex Farm
Mark and Kristin Kimball
A little over a decade ago, Kristin Kimball
was a freelance writer living the single life in
Greenwich Village when she met Mark, the
subject of a story she was writing about
young, organic farmers. They were immedi-
ately smitten with one another, and Kristin
quickly made the switch from city to coun-
try living. Today, the couple operates a
diversified 500-acre farm in near Lake
Champlain in upstate New York where they
raise two children, dairy cows, beef cattle,
chickens, and draft animals. They have five
full-time workers. They started a CSA
(community-supported agriculture) early in
their farming career that has grown to feed
200 families year-round. And they do it all
with draft horses, using mechanized equip-
ment for only 10% of the farm labor.
Leaders in the young farmer move-
ment, the Kimballs are well-known due
to their generous sharing of knowledge.
They speak to young farmers’ groups all
over the country about practical hands-
on farming techniques. And Kristin has
written a best-selling book, The Dirty Life
(Scribner, October 2010), about her jour-
ney from city woman to farmer.
Severine von Tscharner Fleming
An online search about young farmers
quickly leads to the National Young Farm-
ers’ Coalition (NYFC), a rich source of
links and information about the new
young farming movement, which some
call the “New Agrarians.” According to its
website, the NYFC is “a group of young
and sustainable farmers organizing for
collective success” using Internet tools to
educate, inform, advocate, and share.
One of the NYFC’s founders is Sever-
ine von Tscharner Fleming, a firecracker of
a woman who is deeply interested in both
changing consumer preferences for organic
and local food, and in adjusting our collec-
tive view of our relationship to the land
and food production. A farmer, activist,
and filmmaker, Severine has created The
Greenhorns, a film that documents the work
and experience of young farmers through-
out the United States. Any exploration into
this new universe of young farmers should
begin with the work that she and her col-
leagues at NYFC are doing.
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practical hands-on
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Debra and Jeff Eschmeyer
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Debra and Jeff Eschmeyer
Driving the long dirt road to Debra
and Jeff Eschmeyers' farm is like step-
ping into a bubble of sanity amidst the
Oz-like uniformity of the surrounding
landscape. A journey to their land in
western Ohio takes you through hun-
dreds of miles of corn and soybean
fields. Those two federal taxpayer-
subsidized-crops (which some believe
are responsible for the current epidemic
of obesity in the United States and the
nutritional and political imbalance of
our national food policy) are firmly
entrenched in this part of the country.
Debra and Jeff represent the classic
middle-American, farm-raised high
school sweethearts who are following in
their families’ footsteps to become the
fifth generation of Jeff ’s family to farm at
Harvest Sun Farm. Unlike their neigh-
bors, the Eschmeyers are using organic,
sustainable, time-tested, and traditional
agricultural techniques like crop rotation,
crop selection, use of cover crops, and no
synthetic chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Not only is the couple smart about farm-
ing, but they also have substantial creden-
tials to support their views.
Debra is one of the founders of
FoodCorps, a kind of AmeriCorps for
healthful eating that is working to reverse
childhood obesity by increasing children’s
knowledge of, and access to, healthful
food. Debra has also worked at the Na-
tional Farm to School Network and the
National Family Farm Coalition, and is a
Food and Community fellow at the Insti-
tute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. She
was one of only ten original recipients of
the James Beard Foundation Leadership
Award for working for “a healthier, safer,
and more sustainable food world.”
Debra and Jeff ’s mastery of food
policy is firmly grounded in their expe-
rience of growing up on farms, and
now running their own. It may be sur-
prising, but fresh, healthful, organic,
and great-tasting food is foreign to
most of Debra and Jeff 's neighbors.
The couple sells at a local farmers’
markets where, in the middle of farm
country, there are very few farmers
selling food. And they are starting a
CSA that will be the first in that part
of the state.
Despite the “newness” of their or-
ganic approach to farming in the heart-
land, Debra and Jeff are not outsiders
preaching to the locals about how their
method will save them from agricultural
and nutritional horror. On the contrary,
Debra and Jeff are from the heartland.
Debra's family still farms around the cor-
ner, and Jeff was the local town supervisor
for a short time. They respect and love
their neighbors; judgmental they are not.
Ian Cheney
Ian Cheney is an easy-going, light-
hearted kind of guy who is dedicated
to advocating for healthful food and
local, sustainable sourcing of food. As
a student, Ian started the Yale Sustain-
able Food Project. As a filmmaker, he
has been awarded a prestigious
Peabody award for the hip and emi-
nently entertaining feature documen-
tary film, King Corn.
Given his personality, it is no sur-
prise to learn that Ian has created a
farm in the back of his 1987 Dodge
pickup truck using basic green roof
technology. From his home in Brook-
lyn, he drives the truck to schools and
community centers, teaching people
about growing food. Thanks to Ian,
there is now a fleet of truck farms
growing throughout the United States.
Ian's pickup effort is one of those
perfectly timed ideas. It demonstrates
that we can grow food almost anywhere,
and that we don't need huge swaths of
land, chemicals, or multi-national cor-
porate entities to feed communities. All
it takes is a little imagination, and a vi-
sion for a healthier world.
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Master Basket Artist Kari Lønning Weaves The Norwegian Landscape Into Her Craft
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Master Basket Artist Kari Lønning Weaves The Norwegian Landscape Into Her Craft
Written by Jane Berger
States, she attended Syracuse Univer-
sity with a desire to become a silver-
smith. She graduated with a degree in
ceramics and studied textiles and met-
als. She began her career by weaving
three-dimensional animals, including
birds and other creatures. She submit-
ted a piece to a competition at the
Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick
Gallery in Washington D.C., where
the curator took note of her work and
bought the piece — a goat — for the
museum’s collection.
It wasn’t long before Kari com-
bined her skills of weaving and
ceramics, and began creating highly
complex baskets. She began by play-
ing around with some rattan, and
wove a basket into a pattern reminis-
on the southeast coast of
Norway. There are no cars,
boutiques, movie theaters, or
weekend markets there. In-
stead, the island is comprised
of rocky inlets, pink granite,
boats, and summer homes of
a clean and simple style. It’s a perfect
landscape to fre the imagination.
For as long as she can remember,
contemporary basket maker Kari
Lønning has been summering on the
island. Kari’s Norwegian grandpar-
ents owned a complex of houses on
Hesnesøy, and she and her parents,
siblings, and Norwegian cousins,
spent long summers climbing on rocks
along the shore, boating, fshing for
cod and mackerel, and playing in the
water. Today, Kari’s cousins occupy
two of the houses, and Kari and
her siblings own a former barn that
has been updated and winterized to
provide all of the conveniences of a
modern home. Kari alternates her
time between Hesnesøy and her home
in Connecticut that she shares with
an English sheepdog named Emma
and a stray cat who wandered into
her yard a couple of years ago and
decided to stay.
The time that Kari has spent on
the island has informed her sense of
design and contemporary style. Over
the years, she has absorbed what she
calls the “aesthetics of Norwegian
or Scandinavian design” that derives
from her Norwegian heritage. “It’s in
my blood,” she notes.
Kari studied Norwegian crafts at
the University of Oslo, apprenticed
with a tapestry artist in Dannemora,
Sweden, and attended a weaving
school in Stockholm. In the United
Hesnesøy
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cent of a tea strainer. “That
was how I started making
baskets,” she says.
Kari has since won dozens
of awards for her basketry,
and her work is on display in
numerous museums, galleries,
and institutions, including the
Yale University Art Gallery,
the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the
Mint Museum of Craft and Design
in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the
White House Collection of American
Craft in Washington D.C.
Kari attributes much of her suc-
cess to living in Norway. “Norwegians
don’t live in a throw-away society,”
she says. They have a high regard for
professional artists, tend to use sus-
tainable materials, and appreciate the
art of everyday objects, whether fur-
niture, textiles, glass, silver, or cutlery,
she adds. Kari’s baskets are simple,
yet powerful and intensely striking, a
combination that has been infuenced
by spending summers on the island.
On Hesnesøy, she says, “you’re con-
stantly reminded that nature really
has the upper hand, so you’re working
in partnership the whole time.”
When she is on the island, Kari
also takes hundreds of photographs
of rocks, water, architecture, the sky,
the many different textures she no-
tices, wildfowers, perennials, and the
heather that bursts into bloom in late
summer. “The way I look at things is
my work,” she says, “but it’s also my
play. So whether I’m taking photos or
making a basket or looking at paint
chips, it’s all one big package.”
One of Kari’s latest works is a basket
called “Midnight Sun.” She wove it
while watching a documentary about
a sea voyage from Bergen, on the
southwest shore of Norway, to the
port of Kirkenes, on the northern
coast. The basket, recently on dis-
play at the Shaw Cramer Gallery on
Martha’s Vineyard, perfectly refects
the Norwegian landscape. As Kari
notes, “I watched and wove, often just
listening to the waves and sea. After
a while, I realized that the basket had
taken on the characteristics of the
boat, the water colors, and the warm
glow of the midnight sun on the land-
scape.”
Kari Lønning’s art is currently on
display at the Shaw Cramer Gallery,
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
She will also be exhibiting at the Phila-
delphia Museum of Art November
10th through the 13th.
“you’re constantly
reminded that nature
really has the upper hand,
so you’re working in part-
nership the whole time.”
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Autumn provides exciting cut flower
choices that are simple to assemble even
if you aren’t a professional floral designer.
The principles that apply to garden or container
design are no different than for cut flower arranging.
Use what is in season for inspiration and make a
bouquet to enjoy inside your home.
Some seasonal choices that are that are readily
available at local markets or from your own garden:
spider mums, ornamental cabbage and kale (change
the water daily to prevent odor), hydrangeas, St.
John’s wort, Chinese lantern, dusty miller, sedums,
sunflowers, roses, grasses of all varieties, and seed
pods and berries. — Suzanne Cummings
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the next leaf
Explore the night sky
Be inspired by Bollywood
Shake up a winter cocktail
Tour fower markets around the world
Visit Veddw - a garden in Wales
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Veddw in winter: Photograhed by Charles Hawes