Articles tagged as German garden style

Image The New German Garden Style
By Larry Rettig on April 13, 2010

Until recently, most gardeners in temperate zones in the U.S., in Canada, and throughout much of Europe have paid little attention to the strict ecological requirements of the perennials we plant in our gardens. (Note: This article does not display well in most versions of Internet Explorer. Please use Firefox. If you need to download it, you may do so free of charge at the end of this article.)

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Image Karl Foerster's Lasting Imprint on the World of Horticulture
By Larry Rettig on April 26, 2010

As a gardener--especially if you’re a fan of the wildly popular clumping grasses—you may be familiar with a grass called Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster,’ more commonly known as Feather Reed Grass. In 2001 it was even named the Perennial Plant of the Year by the U.S. Perennial Plant Association. But it’s not the plant that is the subject of this article. It’s the man.

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