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San Antonio -- Selig Garden

Provenance:
Alamo Heights-Terrell Hills Garden Club  Search this
Photographer:
Kardys, Sarah  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Texas -- Bexar County -- San Antonio
Selig Garden (San Antonio, Texas)
Scope and Contents:
13 digital images (2017-2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
The owner is a plant collector who has found ways to grow varieties not usually suited to the semi-tropical climate of San Antonio. After the 2007 purchase of the historic district Greek Revival stone house on a double city lot with one old sabal palm it took three years to develop non-traditional garden rooms in the four microclimates that comprise the property. An Australian grapefruit hedge, agave, other gray and silver desert plants, rosemary and cacti are planted along the sidewalk and in the front garden. At the end of the covered front porch sitting area there is a limestone obelisk focal point; an armillary sphere in the enclosed front garden is nearly hidden by rosemary that blooms from October until April. The gravel driveway is conceived as an allée bordered on both sides with prickly pear cactus and other xeric plants. Branching off at the end of the gravel there is a teak bench shaded by the neighbors' pecan trees and framed by large containers with clipped white oleanders along with boxwood, seasonal bulbs and tubers, beauty bushes, nandina, Leyland cypress, and a loquat tree. Another container and tropical garden lines the driveway to the parking area.

A kitchen garden behind the house on a paved patio has Meyer lemon, bay laurel, seating and many pots of herbs, perennials and white narcissus. An antique limestone and bronze sundial purchased in England is the focal point for another garden room outside the guest house/office. This is a tropical garden with varieties of banana, palm, fern, a Brazilian pepper tree, ginger and ground covers. The gardens on this property emphasize foliage, shape and scent rather than colorful flowers. Intense summer sun and heat, a yearly freeze and widely swinging temperatures have been mastered by planting clusters of tropicals, bulbs under flowering perennials, and herbs and vegetables in containers.

Persons associated with the garden include: Minnie and Susie Martinez (former owners, no dates given); Peter and Jocelyn Selig (owners, 2007- ).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX203
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bbc7960c-ed4b-4d70-bc17-4fa32b846000
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33188

[Selig Garden]: The tropical garden has banana plants, palms, and a Brazilian pepper tree.

Photographer:
Kardys, Sarah  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col, jpeg.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
United States of America -- Texas -- Bexar County -- San Antonio
Date:
May 13, 2017
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Tropical plants  Search this
Banana plants  Search this
Guesthouses  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX203013
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX203: San Antonio -- Selig Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66b2de1a2-9190-4bc2-8936-cfdffdac1549
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33193

Hobe Sound -- Harbor Island

Provenance:
Jupiter Island Garden Club  Search this
Landscape architect:
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Florida -- Martin County -- Hobe Sound
Harbor Island (Hobe Sound, Florida)
Scope and Contents:
28 digital images (2018), 6 prints (1992) and 2 file folders with "The History of Harbor Island-the First 100 Years" by Philip F. Lund, Jupiter Island Historical Society Historian.
General:
Harbor Island is a barrier island created when Hobe Sound was dredged circa 1911-12 that was left undeveloped until the 1960's although there were plans to build a yacht club for the residents of Jupiter Island on the other side of the foot bridge. Limestone retaining seawalls were the only structural changes made in the early years of ownership. Initially a fragile landscape with native mangroves and palm by the 1960's the island was an eyesore with overgrown exotic invasives including Brazilian pepper and Australian pine. Permelia Reed, the principle owner of the Hobe Sound Company, initiated development by having a Japanese-style bridge built and hiring landscape architect Richard K. Webel. In 1967 the island was given to the Jupiter Island Garden Club who in 1968 stated their goal "To create a garden setting not only horticulturally beautiful but educational as well, preserving the native flora and augmenting this with related and more unusual plant material so that all who come can learn as well as enjoy". The island was cleared of undesirable plants, limestone and shell amalgam rock was brought over for walkways, the limestone sea wall was reinforced with mangrove stands, and 86,000 square feet of sub-tropical gardens were planted. However salt spray and damaging winds destroyed some plants that had been chosen and there was devastating destruction by Hurricane Frances in 2004. The replanted island includes several varieties of palm and mangrove, bromeliads, orchids, black olive, sea grape, asparagus fern, crinum lilies, and oyster plant. Wildlife that can be seen includes manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans, bald eagles, ospreys, egrets, herons, red shouldered hawks and barred owls.

Webel's contributions included a circle and fountain dedicated to garden club founder Lady Ramsay, a plan for a gazebo that was never built, and a rock pool. Members have donated ornaments and sculptures, memorial bricks, a pet memorial and benches, and use the garden island for all types of milestone celebrations as well as for quiet walks.

Persons associated with the garden include: William Moore Angas, member of the Indian River Association (former owners, 1904-1923); Olympia Improvement Corporation (former owners, 1923-c1927); Mary Duke Biddle (former owner, c1927-1933); Hobe Sound Company and members Joseph V. and Permelia Reed (former owners, 1933-1967); Jupiter Island Garden Club (owners, 1967- ); Richard K. Webel (1900-2000), Innocenti & Webel (landscape architect, 1966); S.M.I. Landscape Architecture, Inc. (landscape architects, 2014).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Hobe Sound  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL144
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb675279b4c-96e6-4d99-8652-1a2d47a5f1be
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref31625

Meet the Artist: Vik Muniz - Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-07-31T20:12:49.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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Brazilian Rainbow Boa | Light Talks #Shorts

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2021-11-05T12:00:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel
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Meet the Curator: Kenton Kerns

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Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-06-12T21:11:05.000Z
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel
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'Los Gauchos de Roldán' Share Down-Home Dance Music Tradition From Rural Uruguay

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-01-26T16:57:14.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution
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Design by Hand | Humberto Campana of the Campana Brothers

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-05-17T00:26:41.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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cooperhewitt
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Cooper-Hewitt: Campana Brothers Select

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2008-03-15T02:05:11.000Z
YouTube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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cooperhewitt
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The John Santos Sextet - "Descargarará" [Official Audio]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-07-15T15:29:03.000Z
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Music  Search this
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Cultural property  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Los Gauchos de Roldán Share Rural Dance Music Tradition of Uruguay [Behind the Scenes Documentary]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-10-24T21:31:38.000Z
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Music  Search this
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Cultural property  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational American Art History (Saturday, October 17 - Session 5)

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-10-17T19:01:43.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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americanartmuseum
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Living Earth Festival: Quetzal Guerrero

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-07-24T17:56:55.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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SmithsonianNMAI
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Indian Summer Showcase Concert: Quetzal Guerrero

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2013-07-24T17:56:46.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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SmithsonianNMAI
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Justicia ambiental en Sudamérica | Environmental Justice in South America | Youth in Action

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
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2021-10-28T17:58:05.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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SmithsonianNMAI
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Vavá Samba Ep 1 - Rhythm Demonstration: Afoxé

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2021-11-09T19:32:20.000Z
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Entertainment  Search this
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Cultural property  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Cooking Up Canjica and Amalá for the Brazilian Festa Junina

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2020-07-01T21:58:37.000Z
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Vavá Samba Ep 7 - Samba Music and Dance Presentation

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2021-11-10T15:13:04.000Z
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Batalá Washington Ep. 5 - "Direto + Batalá Hey"

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2021-11-10T16:00:29.000Z
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Batalá Washington Ep. 2 - Drum Roles and the Samba Reggae Groove

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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2021-11-10T15:39:49.000Z
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