Ramblings of a "New American" Gardener

Federal Twist in Garden Design Journal

January 5, 2016

Federal Twist is featured in the January 2016 issue of the Garden Design Journal, a publication of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) in the UK. Photos by Andrea Jones, noted garden photographer, and words by me.


I can’t recommend you get a copy. It’s seems not to be available in the US, except among the few Americans who might be members of SGD.

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Jo Turner January 5, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Would love to read this…shall try to rustle up a copy here in the hinterlands of Vancouver, BC…Wishing you the very best of health, gardening and writing in the year ahead. Your work is SO good : )


James Golden January 7, 2016 at 12:24 am

I keep waiting for mine to arrive, but since my copy of Gardens Illustrated is always a month late, I expect the same with this one.


Nell January 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm

That’s a gorgeous shot, thanks for sharing it. Did Andrea Young visit the garden during other seasons also?

Suddenly a lot less movement in this garden: after all the balminess, 13F overnight, and today has yet to climb above freezing…


Nell January 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Andrea Jones, that is.


James Golden January 7, 2016 at 12:25 am

Andrea was here only once, in late autumn. She lives in Scotland, so I don’t expect her again.


Marian St.Clair January 6, 2016 at 4:17 am

Congrats! Well deserved.


James Golden January 7, 2016 at 12:26 am

Thank you.


william martin January 8, 2016 at 4:13 am

Dear James and Philllip, I hope you are both happy with the article. This is the first time I can appreciate those damn Junipers..if that is what they are! Well done Ms Jones for putting em in their place!
Best Wishes.
William Martin.


James Golden January 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

Yes, William, you have always been quite vocal about your dislike for my “Junipers” (actually what we call Arborvitae (Thuja) here). I still like the line they make against the wild woods beyond. Ms. Jones did a great job of making them part of the “movement” of the garden.


Pam/Digging January 10, 2016 at 2:00 am

That’s a beautiful photo, and I’m sure the words and thoughts that accompany it are just as lovely. Congratulations!


James Golden January 10, 2016 at 10:41 am

Thanks, Pam. I love the color of the word MOVEMENT, which picks up the color in the miscanthus flower heads. A really nice design.


Les January 31, 2016 at 9:28 am

I guess this makes you accomplished internationally. Congratulations!


James Golden February 1, 2016 at 6:59 am

I don’t know what to make of it. Sometimes I think it’s because I happened to end up on Federal Twist Road, which gave me a truly unique name for my blog and my garden. After that, the luck of the draw (though I was never a good card player).


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