The Garden Designers Roundtable–It’s a Foliage Fiesta!

by Jenny Peterson on February 23, 2010

in Garden Design

Well, this is certainly exciting! My previous post talked about a new site I’m involved with called the Garden Designers Roundtable–it’s a panel of landscape designers who blog together over a monthly assigned topic, and our debut mass-posting is today! As in, right now! You’re welcome, as always, to visit the site, but for your convenience here is the list of this month’s bloggers and links to their sites:

Andrew Keys : Garden Smackdown : Boston, MA »
Christina Salwitz : Personal Garden Coach : Renton, WA »
Debbie Roberts : Garden of Possibilities : Stamford, CT »
Ivette Soler : The Germinatrix : Los Angeles, CA »
Jocelyn Chilvers : The Art Garden : Denver, CO
Pam Penick : Digging : Austin, TX »
Rebecca Sweet : Gossip in the Garden : Los Altos, CA »
Shirley Bovshow : Eden Makers : Los Angeles, CA »

This month’s feature topic is Foliage! And trust me, you should go right now and read these posts. We so often focus on flowers in the garden that we forget the importance of foliage–their colors, shapes, textures and sizes.  Paying attention to foliage, whether you have flowers or not, is crucial to creating a multi-dimensional landscape that is beautiful and holds your interest. And, if I may add, the designers that take part in the Garden Designers Roundtable are some of the best around the country, so this is like taking a free garden design course while you sit on your comfy couch with your coffee.  I’m going to spend part of my afternoon enjoying these posts, and I hope you do, too! Let me know what you like and what you’ve learned. Feel free to leave comments on the blogs you read and, if you are on Facebook, become a fan of the Garden Designers Roundtable Fan Page where you can leave comments or add your own pics! Now, go ye and educate thyself on the mighty power of foliage! Amen.

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