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Lookout Mountain -- Jane's Garden

Landscape architect:
Stewart, Jimmy  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jane's Garden (Lookout Mountain, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County -- Lookout Mountain
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, plant lists, photocopies of articles, and other information about Jane Davenport Jansen.
General:
Jane's Garden is named for the late Jane Davenport Jansen (1940-2000), a native of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and the founder of Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen, California, a site that preserves and conserves rare plants collected in Asia as well as native flora. The 200 by 50 foot corner lot in her hometown that had been an eyesore with an abandoned house is now a public strolling garden with a concrete walking path, water fountain, raised garden beds with rockwork, a wall for sitting, and a shady gazebo. Garden designer Jimmy Stewart was employed to create the garden, working with members of Lookout Mountain Beautification. The plants in Jane's Garden include specimen Japanese maple trees and Chinese fringe trees, flowering and woody shrubs including varieties of hydrangea, cypress, juniper, rhododendron and spiraea, and perennial flowers and ground covers. The garden was planned to be interesting to visit year-round, with plants that are appropriate to the climate, disease and insect resistant, and relatively easy to maintain.
Jane Davenport Jansen was an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and received many honors and awards for her botanical and horticultural work. Jansen was a sponsor of 15 seed collecting expeditions to Asia that brought back many species of temperate zone trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials that can be found in arboreta and botanical gardens in the United States as well as in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and at the Howick Arboretum in England.
Persons associated with the garden include Geraldine and Norman Morrow (former owners, 1945-1999); Rodolph and Elizabeth Davenport (former owners, 1999-2003); Town of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee (owner since July 2003); Jimmy Stewart (garden designer, since 1999); Susan Bradley (Lookout Mountain Beautification, 1999-2009); May Mitchell (Lookout Mountain Beautification, 2010-present)
Related Materials:
Jane's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35mm 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 -- Tennessee -- Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN077
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10928
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Charlottesville -- Rabbit Run

Landscape designer:
Spencer, Brooke  Search this
Architect:
Spencer, Madison  Search this
Provenance:
Albemarle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rabbit Run (Charlottesville, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Albemarle -- Charlottesville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and copies of articles.
General:
When purchased in 2004 this nine-acre property had a single-story main house, an indoor pool, changing rooms, six-car garage, apartment unit and two acres of invasive bamboo, kudzu, poison ivy and akebia. The house was transformed with the addition of wings, two more stories, and a classical pediment; all the other buildings were demolished. Two hundred feet of classically styled formal gardens were installed with new outbuildings. A stone wall with two flights of stairs at the entrance to the garden also acts as a retaining wall. A garden of concentric circles replaced the swimming pool, with a round reflecting pool and bubbler fountain enclosed in limestone coping at the center, surrounded by a ring of turf, encircled by a pea gravel walkway and then a ring of boxwood. A straight pea gravel path bordered by lawn and boxwood hedges planted in a key pattern leads to another lawn enclosed by a 10-foot tall circus of hornbeam. At one end of this lawn there is a circle of boxwood around a stand of nicotiana with an urn planted with lavender at the center. The one-room dining pavilion folly at the other end of the lawn has two water tanks with bubblers. Perennials and bulbs were planted along the perimeters and in the spaces formed by boxwood designs at the front of the house.
The woodland gardens were planted with native ferns, bleeding heart, more than 50,000 Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides-hispanica 'Excelsior') and 40,000 scilla-siberica, interplanted to extend the blooming season. Additional outbuildings include a hexagonal garden shed that is a privy and a chicken house for 12 hens next to raised vegetable garden beds. The hens tend these beds after the growing season, consuming plant stalks, weed seeds, grubs and insects and leaving behind 1,000 pounds of organic fertilizer for the next year.
Persons associated with the garden include Brooke Spencer (landscape designer, 2004- ); Madison Spencer (architect, 2004- ).
Related Materials:
Rabbit Run related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 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 -- Virginia -- Charlottesville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA488
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18815

Pittsburgh -- Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery

Former owner:
Schwartz, Mindy J.  Search this
Nicholas, Barbara K.  Search this
Allegheny City vacant property program  Search this
Production manager:
Reiff, Hannah  Search this
Outreach manager:
Madden, Robert  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Three previously vacant city lots comprise this one-third acre urban farm and nursery garden focused on growing organically, providing a community gathering place, and teaching about sustainable land use. Ecologically sound practices are their main feature. The farm keeps bees for pollination and chickens for their eggs and to provide manure for the compost. Garden structures are fabricated from found or re-used objects and discarded building materials, such as PVC pipes that are too old to be used for their intended purpose but can serve as hoops for floating row covers. The business is recognized for its ingenuity, craftiness and thrift, as well as for creating a green space in a struggling neighborhood. They grow 100 varieties of tomatoes including heirlooms, dozens of sweet and hot peppers, many kinds of eggplants, greens and herbs. Flowers that are grown may be edible or are attractive to pollinating bees and other beneficial insects, including sunflowers, alyssum, coneflowers and native asters.
Since the urban lots contained detritus from demolished buildings and other debris, they had to be excavated, leaving craters that were filled with leaf mulch courtesy of the local public works agency. The organic matter decomposed into the degraded soil creating an excellent growing medium. Subsequent testing showed that the produce grown there was not contaminated and safe.
Persons associated with the garden include: Allegheny City vacant property program (former owners, 1996); Mindy J. Schwartz and Barbara K. Nicholas (former owners, 1996); Hannah Reiff (production manager, 2010- ); Robert Madden (outreach manager, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA740
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16554

[Plum Hill]: a bed of daylilies, milkweed and Joe Pye weed attracts beeds, butterflies and many beneficial insects.

Photographer:
Sphar, Susan R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Plum Hill (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Sewickley
Date:
2016 Jun.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Daylilies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA832016
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA832: Pittsburgh -- Plum Hill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17356

cup; saucer

Physical Description:
blue (cup color)
blue (saucer color)
gold (cup color)
polychrome (component surface decoration color name)
flowers and insects (joint piece description of decoration)
flowers and insects (overall description of decoration)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (cup material)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (saucer material)
Measurements:
overall cup: 1 7/8 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 1/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 9.36625 cm x 7.9375 cm
overall saucer: 1 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 12.3825 cm
Object Name:
cup
saucer
Place made:
Germany
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. W. Duncan McKim
ID Number:
CE.382658ab
Catalog number:
382658ab
Accession number:
164201
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-e5be-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_581283
Online Media:

cup and saucer

Physical Description:
blue (cup color)
polychrome (component surface decoration color name)
flowers and insects (joint piece description of decoration)
flowers and insects (overall description of decoration)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (cup material)
Object Name:
Cup and Saucer
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN81626M26
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-dae8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_575374

Dish in Shape of a Silver Sauceboat Stand

Manufacturer:
Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, English, established ca. 1743/45  Search this
Medium:
soft paste porcelain, vitreous enamel
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
dish
Object Name:
dish
Place:
England
Date:
1750–1752
Credit Line:
Gift of Michele Beiny, in memory of her grandfather Hanns M. Weinberg
Accession Number:
1985-120-3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4664c307b-3552-46e5-83a1-a1b33759fd06
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1985-120-3
Online Media:

Dish in Shape of a Silver Sauceboat Stand

Manufacturer:
Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, English, established ca. 1743/45  Search this
Medium:
soft paste porcelain, vitreous enamel
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
dish
Object Name:
dish
Place:
England
Date:
1750–1752
Credit Line:
Gift of Michele Beiny, in memory of her grandfather Hanns M. Weinberg
Accession Number:
1985-120-4
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4c8298574-597e-4084-af34-e8c0b19be1c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1985-120-4
Online Media:

Horses, Insects

Collection Creator:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s-circa 1940s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers / Series 8: Printed Material / Reference Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-saarlili-ref496

Bug B&B - Smithsonian Gardens, Habitat Exhibition

Creator:
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-02-05T14:42:46.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
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SmithsonianGardens
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianGardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_tvtxtHA3gOk

Buzz the Tower: How Bees Influence Aviation

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-01-16T15:53:58.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_v1hZsZoUEB0

#ZooEnrichment: Brushing a Sloth Bear's Teeth

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-07-06T15:33:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Bq8otTNV75s

Frogs Living at the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project's New Rescue Lab in Panama

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-04-08T15:26:36.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_HfTa0MGI2jM

Lek the Fishing Cat Gets a New Home

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-03-03T22:38:15.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_RRRatpjSVFQ

Emperor Tamarins at Amazonia

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-12-04T17:30:02.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_UGBBo3Dvh1A

Dogo the Meerkat Eating Mealworms

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-07-03T13:31:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gOklBn6IpLk

Restoring the North American Prairie

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-11-01T17:29:24.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_nskaef1Yvho

Eat live termites for breakfast? Your ancestors might have!

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-04-17T14:41:13.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_si5sctg-4e4

#ZooEnrichment: Sloth Bear Cub Plays Harmonica

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-05-27T20:13:10.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_tGEdaQ1E8SM

Introducing the Macleay's Spectre

Creator:
Smithsonian Education  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-08-26T19:42:46.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianEducation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Education
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianEducation
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_949mlmenA2M

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