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Hemidactylus frenatus

Biogeographical Region:
Oceania  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Andersen Air Force Base, Northwest Field, near Nav Fac entrance, Dededo Municipality, Guam, United States, Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
29 Nov 1987
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Reptilia, Squamata, Sauria, Gekkoninae
Published Name:
Hemidactylus frenatus
Accession Number:
373958
Other Numbers:
Field Number : THF 7361
USNM Number:
300798
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Amphibians & Reptiles
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/377f7fc86-00f5-491b-86ee-7eb2fb01b27b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6155335

Marguerite Thompson and William Zorach in Paris

Subject:
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Paris, France
Date:
1911
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11590
See more items in:
The Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11590
Online Media:

Brooklyn -- Ireys Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ireys Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Molly Adams photographed landscape architect Alice Recknagel Ireys' home garden on two separate occasions. The first was in September 1964, while the second was in 1965, probably in high summer. Working within a narrow, confined space, Ireys incorporated variety in texture and plant material into her design. A brick patio area near the house that provided room for outdoor living led to a slightly raised flagstone terrace toward the rear. Although the entire property was bounded by wooden and chain link fencing, the effect was softened by the use of shrubs, climbing plants, and small trees suitable to the shady location. There was a small water feature and the 1965 images show the addition of a striking piece of sculpture at the far end of the garden.
Related Materials:
Ireys Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 contact prints)
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 -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY813
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1284

[Ireys Garden]: small pool and garden light.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Place:
Ireys Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Date:
1964 Sep.
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 -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Garden lighting  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Chain link fences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY813011
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY813: Brooklyn -- Ireys Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1285

[Tucker Garden]: greenhouse.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 safety film negative (b & w, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Tucker Garden (United States)
United States of America
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
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 -- United States  Search this
Trees  Search this
Greenhouses  Search this
Rail fences  Search this
Chain link fences  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Flats  Search this
Watering cans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item ADM050015
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Series 2: Unidentified Location / ADM050: Tucker Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1705

[Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location]: looking down flagstone path with stone bench in distance.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 contact print (b & w, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
United States of America
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
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 -- United States  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Benches, stone  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Stones  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Chain link fences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item ADM086008
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Series 2: Unidentified Location / ADM086: Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1826

[Timberfield]: Fountain and garden borders.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs) (color, slides., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Fountains
Place:
Timberfield (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Date:
1991 June
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 -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Chain link fences  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Ornamental grasses  Search this
Standard  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Fountains
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ138013
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ138: Bedminster -- Timberfield
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33070

[Sheldon Garden]: modified cold frame for propagating daylilies.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Sheldon Garden (Boston, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
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:
Lawns  Search this
Daylilies  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Cold-frames  Search this
Houses  Search this
Chain link fences  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item MA334013
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA334: Boston -- Sheldon Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref674

[Eudora Street Garden]: trough containers were filled with succulents and other small plants.

Photographer:
Druse, Kenneth  Search this
Collection Creator:
Druse, Kenneth  Search this
Extent:
1 film transparency (col., 2 in x 2.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Eudora Street Garden (Denver, Colorado)
United States of America -- Colorado -- Denver -- Denver
Date:
1994 May.
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 -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Trough gardens  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Gravel  Search this
Chain link fences  Search this
Container gardening  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ken Druse garden photography collection
Identifier:
AAG.DRU, Item CO041087
See more items in:
Ken Druse garden photography collection
Ken Druse garden photography collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Colorado / CO041: Denver -- Eudora Street Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-dru-ref1359

Fernandina Beach -- Gerbing Gardens

Former owner:
Gerbing, Gustav, d. 1930  Search this
Gerbing, George Gustave, 1900-1982  Search this
May, Ralph  Search this
Creator:
Gerbing Gardens  Search this
Provenance:
Late Bloomers Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gerbing Gardens (Fernandina Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Nassau County -- Fernandina Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of images, a chronology and other information.
General:
In 1937 Gustav George Gerbing transformed about 7 acres of family property along the Amelia River into a public garden, Gerbing's Azalea Gardens, with plans for massive plantings of azaleas and camellias for viewing and for sale. The entire 15 acre holding became Gerbing Gardens, with groves of native trees including cedars, magnolias, bay, pines, live oaks and water oaks draped with Spanish moss, and wisteria trees. The advertisements for the garden claimed plantings of 100,00 azaleas, an 800-foot long camellia japonica "Sarah Frost" windbreak, a natural terraced amphitheater of camellias and trees, rose gardens, a 4-acre sunken garden planted in roses, azaleas, camellias and bulbs , picnic grounds and children's playgrounds, all behind a 1,200-foot concrete sea wall. Concrete curbing was used to define garden beds, chain link fence was covered with Spanish moss and other vines, and broad walkways of sawdust were known as sawdust trails.
The garden remained public for about 20 years and was used for events such as the Festival of Flowers, but was not commercially successful. Gerbing and his business partner Ralph May continued to breed and sell the popular cultivars Mrs. G.G. Gerbing azalea indica and Jean May camellia sasanqua.
The current owners removed vines and undergrowth from the original 7-acre Azalea Gardens uncovering mature azaleas and camellias. Skeletal traces of concrete curbing, garden beds, parking areas and the extensive irrigation system also have been uncovered. The Gerbing greenhouse was remodeled and is a private building and the sunken garden and rose garden have been developed for home sites.
Persons associated with the property include Gustav Gerbing (8/11/1854-9/7/1930) (former owner, circa 1898-1930); Gustav George Gerbing (3/1/1900-1/25/1984) (former owner, 1930-1944); Ralph May (former owner 1944-1971); Amelia Island Company, Sea Pines Plantation (former owner 1971-???);Thomas J. and Sara M. Edwards (trustees 12/1/1993-6/8/2006).
Related Materials:
Gerbing Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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 -- Fernandina Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL170
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11954

Fairfield -- The Rossetti Garden

Former owner:
Sanford, Virginia Mrs.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Jamison, Scott  Search this
Horticulturist:
Jamison, Scott  Search this
Garden maintenance:
Janisch, Paul  Search this
Mason:
Marca, Anthony  Search this
Gardener:
Murphy, Meg  Search this
Provenance:
Sasqua Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Rossetti Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of an article.
General:
The owners had lived on this four acre property for nearly six years when, after touring gardens in Tuscany and the Lake District of Italy, they decided to create an Italianate garden in their woodlands. Called the Upper Garden it is perpendicular to the smaller parterre garden and pavilion they had installed years earlier directly behind the 1960's colonial style house. The geometric layout of the Upper Garden followed classical proportions without being strictly formal, and the plant material that was chosen emphasized repetition, texture and the color green with mostly pink and purple flowers including roses, clematis, hydrangea and catmint. Since this part of the property was at a higher elevation two long arcing stone lawn steps, steps at the entrance and a retaining wall were the first projects. Groves of river birches were planted at the entrance with under plantings of shade garden perennials hostas, ferns and coral bells. An enormous urn planted with colorful annuals was sited in the center of the first garden room. Behind the urn an archway built into the stone wall with antique gates leads to a secret garden. To the right there is an allée of hornbeams pruned to resemble Italian cypress trees that are interspersed with hydrangeas in beds edged with boxwood. At the end of this double row of trees and shrubs an arbor gate leads to a vegetable garden that features an espaliered pear tree. A hedge along the far side separates the allée from the formal rose garden planted around an oval patch of lawn. Climbing roses and clematis cover four large trellises interspersed with arbovitae pruned to resemble Italian cypress. Three standard lilacs and three more trellises for climbing roses and clematis back up to the vegetable garden which is protected by fences.
There had been no gardening nor landscaping on the four acre property since the colonial style house was built in 1963, and by 1995 when the current owners moved in the original shrubs were overgrown, underbrush needed clearing and many dead and fallen trees had to be removed. Their first projects were installing a motor court alongside the house, two parterre gardens with urn features directly behind the house and a shady pavilion with seating inside and pergolas at each end. The front of the property sloped downwards to a small vernal pond and was planted with cuttings of pachysandra that have naturalized filling the space with a low maintenance ground cover that prevents soil erosion. A hedge of arborvitae was planted for privacy at the rear of the property that also disguised a green chain link fence to keep deer out. The property had poor drainage as well as poor soil so drains were installed and compost and leaf mold from the deciduous trees was used to amend the soil. The remaining approximately one and one-half acres were planted with grass with surrounding woodlands.
Persons associated with the garden include Mrs. Virginia Sanford (former owner, 1963-1995); Scott Jamison (landscape designer, horticulturist, 1997-present); Paul Janisch (garden maintenance, 1997-present); Anthony Marca (mason, 2000-2005); Meg Murphy (gardener, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
The Rossetti Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (22 digital images)
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 -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT743
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21468

Cambridge -- Morse School Garden

Creator:
Metropolitan District Commission  Search this
City of Cambridge  Search this
Hirschi, Jane  Search this
Beggy, Patricia  Search this
Architect:
Koch, Carl  Search this
Renovation architect:
Design Partnership of Cambridge  Search this
Artist:
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Kepes, Juliet  Search this
Arai, Tomie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Morse School Garden (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Middlesex County -- Cambridge
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 25 digital images. The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of reference prints and other images.
General:
The Morse School is a Cambridge Modern style single-story modular structure with large windows and doors that open to the outdoors from individual classrooms, built in 1955. One-quarter acre of the schoolyard has gardens that are a major learning facility for the elementary school's students, and a resource for the neighborhood. The entry garden has a gravel path bordered on one side with raspberry bushes, with annual tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and cucumbers on the other side, and an open bed for digging dirt. A painted arbor opens to the main garden which features an alphabet garden along a chain link fence. Each year students plants annual flowers and vegetables for each letter, such as asters for "A" and zinnias for "Z". A pollinator garden attracts butterflies, other pollinating insects and birds with milkweed, Shasta daisies, geraniums, catmint, phlox, and grapevines growing on two trellises against the wall of the building. About ten beds of various sizes and shapes in the center of the main garden grow seasonal vegetables, beginning with leafy green vegetables, moving on to root crops such as carrots, potatoes and beets, followed by corn and peas and beans on a string trellis. There are two herb beds, more beds with strawberries, onions, sunflowers, cabbage, zucchini, chard, watermelon, and a companion planting of marigolds. Annual flowers are grown in two small whiskey barrels.
Other facilities include compost bins for food scraps and garden thinnings and a vibrantly painted shed for storing tools and supplies. A grassy gathering area has two fruit trees including an apple tree planted in the 1950's, and a large sycamore tree with six tree stumps nearby, seating for teaching, discussion, reading, singing and playing music. The community holds a Garden Expo in August and a cider pressing in October in the grassy gathering area. Age-appropriate curricula uses the gardens to teach urban children where food comes from, the life-cycle of growing plants, introductory botany and genetics. Other subject areas including art, math, food preparation and healthy eating derive from the students' gardening experiences.
CitySprouts, a local non-profit organization, partners with Morse School and provides workers, tools and garden supplies. CitySprouts has a plant list it recommends for garden-based learning along with suggestions for environmental subjects. Morse School had an empty front yard that was dug up and planted with red, white and blue spring bulbs in the shape of an American flag following September 11, 2001. The learning garden was developed afterwards.
Persons associated with the garden include Metropolitan District Commission (playground, Victory Garden, 1953- ); City of Cambridge (Morse School, 1953- ); Carl Koch (1912-1998) (architect, 1955); Design Partnership of Cambridge (renovation architects, 1999); Jane Hirschi, Director of City Sprouts (non-profit assisting in creating and maintaining school garden, 2001- ); Patricia Beggy (Morse school principal, 2004- ); Juliet and György Kepes (enamel panels artists, 1957); Tomie Arai (silk-screened mural artist, 1999).
Related Materials:
Additional materials also located in CitySprouts, 678 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA638
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32668

Pocatello -- The Wilkes/Valentine Gardens

Former owner:
Miller, David and Phyllis Ann  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Wilkes/Valentine Gardens (Pocatello, Idaho)
United States of America -- Idaho -- Bannock County -- Pocatello
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, planting list, and planting plan.
General:
Located on a city lot that is not quite half an acre, this garden is on a gradient of more than twenty-five feet, sloping up from the street to the wall at the back of the property as well as sloping from side to side. The owners have created a colorful array in the front, back and side yards, with terraces, paths and steps that unify the property, decorative statuary and a fountain. In the front yard overgrown evergreens that blocked the windows were removed, new terraces were built of terracotta blocks to replace crumbling shale, a white picket fence was added to coordinate with the white trim on the 1950s ranch style house, and the sprinkler system was improved. The backyard had rock-walled terraces with only remnants of earlier flower beds and rows of evergreen trees, many of which were dead, and an improperly aligned cement patio. Weeds and invasive vines had to be removed, rock circles were dismantled with the rocks added to existing rock walls that needed to be rebuilt, and new walls, steps and walkways were built using terracotta blocks. A redwood deck was built over the roofed patio with new wooden fencing stained to match, replacing chain link fencing and an old chicken wire kennel. The terraces, paved walkways and steps also alleviated problems with run-off.
The front yard terraces and retaining wall bed are filled with red, yellow and orange annuals and spring bulbs balanced with yews, golden privet, a climbing rose against the house, a dwarf spruce and creeping junipers. In the back yard there are colorful flower beds with annuals planted in masses, mature evergreens, dwarf fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, and shrubs. The lawn is punctuated by fruit and crab apple trees. The highest level terrace at the rear has dwarf spruce and lilacs; the middle terrace has shrubs, daylilies, and hostas; and the lowest terrace has red, yellow and orange annuals. In addition to a large birdbath there are statues in the lower two terraces. A white painted arbor in the side terraces has a stone bench beneath which the newly-designed patio nearby can seat 60 people.
Persons associated with the garden include: David and Phyllis Ann Miller (former owners, 1954-2003) and Cedric Allen of Myers-Anderson Architects (architect, 1954).
Related Materials:
The Wilkes/Valentine Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (33 digital images; 1 photographic print)
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 -- Idaho -- Pocatello  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ID020
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Idaho
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Archives of American Gardens
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Lake Forest -- Morris Garden

Landscape designer:
Miller, P. Clifford  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Forest Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Morris Garden (Lake Forest, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Lake County -- Lake Forest
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on a one-quarter-acre lot, this garden was completely renovated in 2001-2002 with elements from English gardens observed during its owners' residence there. The garage at the rear of the property was modeled to resemble an orangerie and was inspired by the Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens. 'William Baffin' roses are being trained on the fence at this end of the site, while through a gate to the left of the garage lies a small potting area and staging area for the planting of late blooming annuals. The southern edge of the garden features a scaled-down version of a wall seen at Sudeley Castle, fronted by flowering shrubs and clinging vines. A combination hornbeam and copper beech hedge covers a wooden fence, completing the southern boundary of the property. A euonymus-covered chain link fence and a stand of pleached linden trees are featured on the north side. The heart of the design is a sunken English-style garden modeled after a design by Rosemary Verey at Sudeley Castle. Its beds are planted with perennials, woody shrubs, and well-chosen annuals and surround a rectangle of green lawn. Designed for color interest from May to October, the sunken garden features a color palate of lavender and pink with touches of pale yellow. In addition to the sunken garden a pergola was built on one side of the patio by the house and provides a support for trumpet vine and the thornless climbing rose 'Zepherine Drouhin'.
Persons associated with the garden include P. Clifford Miller (landscape designer, 2001-2002).
Related Materials:
Morris Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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 -- Illinois -- Lake Forest  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL121
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Dayton -- The Houk Garden

Creator:
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Houk Garden, The (Dayton, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Montgomery County -- Dayton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Located on a three acre lot, this property features woodland gardens with plantings of native trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers that provide habitat for wildlife and woodchip paths for strolling. The mature trees on the property were incorporated into the overall garden design and wood from fallen trees have been used to build walls, seating and other garden structures. A lily pond near the arts and crafts style bungalow provides habitat for fish and frogs as well as aquatic plants. A fenced kitchen garden has vegetables, herbs, and a perennial cutting garden is planted in raised beds, and includes a rose arbor.
Groves of dogwoods, birches and evergreens and a native prairie garden were planted to provide privacy from neighboring properties and to screen unsightly areas (compost bins and a chain link fence). The woodland gardens and perennial borders celebrate the four seasons through an ongoing display of color and varied texture, starting with flowering trees, shrubs and bulbs in spring, which transition to colorful perennials in summer, late blooming perennials in fall, and the textural interest of many varieties of trees and shrubs in winter. The garden is an ongoing project, taking into account concerns about organic growing, climate change, conservation, xeriscaping, local sourcing of food, and deer predations.
Persons associated with the property include Habitat Creations (landscape designers 1999-2000).
Related Materials:
The Houk Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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 -- Ohio -- Dayton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH236
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Englewood -- Pam's Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Englewood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pam's Garden (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, plant lists, and other information.
General:
With time, energy and talent a steep one-third acre suburban lot was transformed into a private, leafy sanctuary terraced on three levels with stone steps, a brick patio, rambling walkways, three reflecting pools with a waterfall between two of them, and a distinctive collection of ericaceous ( acid-loving) shrubs, including some rhododendrons hybridized by the owner. The garden was overgrown and Norway maples, ashes, mulberries and other weed trees had to be cleared out before the transformation could begin. The grading was done by hand, with the owners moving soil in wheelbarrows. A brick patio was built directly behind the house and ground covers, rhododendrons, azaleas and mountain laurels were planted. Native rocks were gathered on excursions to the country, flagstones were reaped when the town replaced its sidewalks, and stone capstones were salvaged from an old school building that was to be demolished. The owners used the rocks to build the walls that define the terraces, built steps from the flagstones, and used the capstones as pedestals. Eventually they built and planted their first reflecting pool on the lowest level. A redwood tree was planted to disguise a telephone pole and English and American ivies were grown over chain link fencing as living borders that kept dogs out of the garden.
A long narrow driveway connects the house to the street and the bed running along one side was planted with spring bulbs, flowers, and shrubs. The rest of the perimeter of the property was planted with evergreen hemlock, rhododendrons, yew and English holly for privacy. There was a small patch of grass planted on each level of the garden that acted as a breathing space between dense foliage plantings. Since the soil was acidic most of the flowering in this garden was early in the season as rhododendrons, foxgloves, and other shrubs, bulbs, and trees bloomed sequentially from April until July. In the heat of summer the garden was a shady, green compilation of shapes and textures.
The owner built a Nearing frame for propagation of hybrid rhododendrons. The frame stays closed so the seedlings are kept warm and moist. Some grew to size and were planted in the garden. Evergreens and other trees were pruned up to let in light for under-plantings. Plants that thrived in Pam's Garden grew in mostly shady and acidic conditions, although heath did not survive the heat of the New Jersey summers.
Persons associated with the garden include Harden (former owner, 1940s-1956); Pamela and James Proctor (former owners, 1956-2010).
Related Materials:
Pam's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folder (34 35mm slides (photographs) + 19 digital images)
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 -- New Jersey -- Englewood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ152
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Millburn -- Community Garden, The

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Community Garden (Millburn, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex -- Millburn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of garden club records, and photocopies of articles.
General:
In 1975 the Short Hills Garden Club began planning a community garden in Millburn, New Jersey, to be used by residents who did not have their own land. The vacant lot owned by Neighborhood House was chosen due to its central location near apartment dwellers so they could walk to their gardens. Members of the garden club prepared the unused urban site, and in the first season of 1976, twenty 10 X 20 foot garden plots were planted. Presently there are 79 individual plots with mulched paths between and a central gravel walk. Slightly larger than one acre, The Community Garden is surrounded by a chain link fence with a locked gate; each member is given a key. The Short Hills Garden Club maintains a flower border outside the fence and provides water, wheelbarrows, compost bins, benches and a picnic table for use by the gardeners, in addition to managing the rental fees of $60 per plot. Start-up materials were donated and the garden club raises funds for continuing improvements. The individual gardeners raise vegetables and herbs, perennial and annual flowers, spring bulbs, and berries, some grown organically.
The Short Hills Garden Club is planning its own small garden plot with garden furniture in honor of Pamela Hulshizer, who chaired the community garden for 22 years.
Persons associated with the garden include) Diocese of Newark, New Jersey (former owners, prior to September 1921); St. Stephens Church, Millburn, New Jersey (former owners, September 1921-November 1921); Richard T. Bunnell (former owner, 1921-1922); Gertrude R. Taylor (former owner, 1922-1923); Neighborhood Association of Millburn Township (owners, 1923- )
Related Materials:
The Community Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 digital images)
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 -- New Jersey -- Millburn  Search this
Community gardens  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ619
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United States-Mexico Border Fence, 1950s

Physical Description:
metal (overall mesh fencing)
Object Name:
fence
border fence
chain link fence roll
Used:
United States: California, Calexico
Credit Line:
Gift of Armando Rascon
ID Number:
2009.0242.01
Accession number:
2009.0242
Catalog number:
2009.0242.01
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Work and Industry: Manufacturing
Many Voices, One Nation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-6ac4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1392669
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United States-Mexico Border Fence

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 144 in x 75 in; 365.76 cm x 190.5 cm
Object Name:
chain link fence roll
ID Number:
2009.0242.02
Accession number:
2009.0242
Catalog number:
2009.0242.02
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-f5c9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1965759
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United States-Mexico Border Fence

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 120 in x 92 in; 304.8 cm x 233.68 cm
Object Name:
border fence roll
chain link fence roll
ID Number:
2009.0242.03
Accession number:
2009.0242
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-b2f3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1965764

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