Ramblings of a "New American" Gardener

Giacomo Guzzon

So what’s the name of this Lindera? Glauca/Angustifolia/Salicifolia?

November 6, 2018

Confusion seems to reign in the naming of an increasingly popular, and to my eye, very beautiful, resilient, and easy shrub. Many of us have seen different variations of the name and wondered what is correct. Are there different species, or are the names simply confused? Taxonomist Julian Shaw of the Royal Horticultural Society has […]

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Fernando Martos: Experimental planting design in Spain by Giacomo Guzzon

July 11, 2018

This guest post is the second in a series on planting design by Giacomo Guzzon, an Italian landscape architect working in central London for Gillespies, a large, international landscape design firm. Unlike most landscape architects, Giacomo has an extensive knowledge of plants not common in the profession. He believes landscape architects need to be much […]

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Resilient planting design for public urban spaces by Giacomo Guzzon

January 21, 2018

Resilient and sustainable planting design has become a subject of major interest in the world of landscape architecture, particularly for urban parks and public horticulture. Significantly, Marc Treib has organized a major symposium on the importance of planting design in landscape architecture at the University of California at Berkeley for February 2018 (The Aesthetics of […]

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