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March 15, 1992
This Kurt Bluemel-designed landscape is the winner of a National Distinction Award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and is featured on the National Garden Tour, 1992. What appears to be a lovely, naturalistic reflecting pond and swimming pool surrounded by bucolic gardens is foremost a serious lap pool. The sensuous, curving shape of the 840-square-foot pool, built by B&J Pool Contractors Inc., disguises its true purpose: to provide its owners with a straight 40-foot lap, with room for a return flip at the end.The pool and garden's design presented a few challenges to the builders and Mr. Bluemel.
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By Judith Bell and Judith Bell,Contributing Writer | April 25, 1993
"Quod Severis Metes" read the wrought-iron gates to Washington's Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, the Latin words arching gracefully over two gilded sheaths of symbolic wheat: "As you sow, so shall you reap."I first stumbled upon this intriguing entrance in 1977. Then a graduate student in art history at American University, I held a part-time job in Georgetown and often trekked through the neighborhoods that were on either side of the commercial bustle of Wisconsin Avenue, admiring the riches in Federal architecture.
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By EILS LOTOZO and EILS LOTOZO,PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | July 9, 2006
Outside, accessories can add structure, texture, drama and wit. Think of a bench beckoning at the end of a path, a statue semi-shrouded in foliage, a fountain bubbling on a patio, a gate that suggests more green delights beyond. "Ornaments are something that can really reflect your personality in a garden," says Inta Krombolz, who has spent nearly 30 years turning her 3-acre West Chester, Pa., property into an award winner. Ancient Egyptians accented their green spaces with pools, pergolas and trees in earthenware pots.
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By New York Times News Service | January 17, 1993
A steamy bit of South America is flourishing in southeastern Pennsylvania with the opening of a new Cascade Garden by the Brazilian landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx at Longwood Gardens. The garden, which opened last week, features tropical plants, especially bromeliads, set amid cascading streams in a greenhouse roughly 40 by 50 feet at the western end of the 3.5-acre conservatory complex. The project was a collaboration between Mr. Burle Marx and Conrad Hamerman, a landscape architect in Philadelphia.
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By Linda Lowe Morris | January 27, 1991
It's been snowing all day, falling hard out of the sky in huge, wet flakes, and now every twig and branch, every blade of glass is coated in white, turning Towson however temporarily into a landscape of magic.But Wolfgang Oehme, wander- ing around the edges of his garden, has his mind on spring."Do you know witch hazel?" he says, as if he's talking about a person he's about to introduce you to.He continues, without waiting for an answer, "Hamamelis . . . 'Arnold Promise.' Look at these buds.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
Three weeks ago, the Highlandtown storefront was empty and apparently without prospects. On Saturday, the space was filled with holiday wreath-making, carefully crafted plant arrangements and free coffee. The rapid transformation into a "pop-up" shop was the handiwork of organizers from the Southeast Community Development Corp. In a few days, the space will be clear once more, but the community group wants to leave behind a message about the vitality of business in Highlandtown.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | February 28, 1999
Mission: To preserve, display and interpret the history of the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis. A National Historic Landmark, the house was built in 1774 by architect William Buckland for patriot Mathias Hammond. With its ornately carved front door, formal rooms and gardens, the house is considered one of the finest examples of five-part Georgian architecture. The building and grounds -- a museum since 1926 -- are maintained by the Hammond-Harwood House Association. The collection of late 18th- and early 19th-century decorative arts displayed in the house features Maryland furniture and paintings, including portraits by the Peale family.
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By Leslie Weddell and Leslie Weddell,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | July 20, 1997
Butterflies are welcome visitors to most gardeners. Choose the right plants, add some amenities and you can encourage them to stay awhile.For best results, select a place in your yard that receives full sun for at least six hours a day and has adequate drainage. If you don't have a yard, you still can have a butterfly garden -- just think smaller and plant your garden in a window box or container.For ease of maintenance, plan a garden that is no larger than 10 by 12 feet. Butterflies may be wild, but the plants aren't: They'll need watering and weeding.
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By BETH SMITH | June 25, 1995
To give a traditional dining room a new twist, interior designer Rhea Arnot looked down -- down to the cream-colored needlepoint rug under the double pedestal table. Her client had hired her to design a one-of-a-kind rug to replace it."My client is an artist and her home is traditional, but with a lot of contemporary touches," says Ms. Arnot, a partner in Arnot & McComas. "The dining room is really the most traditional room in the house. I wanted my design to look like it belonged in the house, but I wanted to add a real kick to the room."
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2000
What was an unsightly tangle of overgrown grass and weeds has been transformed into a peaceful urban garden off busy Spa Road in Annapolis. But this garden isn't just for the eyes. It's a garden for all the senses. The blind can feel the wind blowing through tall grass and smell the fragrant bayberry and magnolia plants. People in wheelchairs can navigate extra-wide pathways and dig their hands into the soil to plant flowers in elevated plots. Funded for the state's millennium celebration, the MaryLandscapes garden that opened yesterday at the Arc of Anne Arundel County is one of 37 across the state specially cultivated with native plants and flowers.
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