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Azolla mexicana C. Presl

Biogeographical Region:
79 - Mexico Northwest  Search this
Collector:
Joseph N. Rose  Search this
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Paul G. Russell  Search this
Place:
In the Vicinity of Hermosillo, In Irrigating ditch, Sonora, Mexico, North America
Collection Date:
6 Mar 1910
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Salviniales Salviniaceae
Published Name:
Azolla mexicana C. Presl
Barcode:
01428430
USNM Number:
635263
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a42cc7ee-4948-4a50-bd13-be619035e417
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12412005
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Ageratina gracilis (Kunth) R.M. King & H. Rob.

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
Edward K. Balls  Search this
Max. Elevation:
2989  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Growing in shade of hedge-rows, along irrigation stream. Partly supported amoung branches and undergrowth.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2989  Search this
Place:
Paramo de Guasca, Cundinamarca, Colombia, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
15 Dec 1938
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Ageratina gracilis (Kunth) R.M. King & H. Rob.
Barcode:
04696963
USNM Number:
1800457
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33480f406-a9e7-4dce-bf9c-82a6a6f6f1dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16680028

Urena sinuata L.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian Subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Dieter Mueller-Dombois  Search this
P. L. Comanor  Search this
Max. Elevation:
36  Search this
Min. Elevation:
36  Search this
Place:
Lahugula Tank. 100 yds. N of Irrigation Bungalow, Ampara, Eastern, Sri Lanka, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
25 Jul 1967
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Malvales Malvaceae
Published Name:
Urena sinuata L.
Barcode:
00514710
USNM Number:
3160014
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d9a80ac7-d9e3-4467-a882-b13a45d3a767
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2047314

Oldenlandia brachypoda DC.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian Subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Dieter Mueller-Dombois  Search this
P. L. Comanor  Search this
Place:
Lahugula Tank, SE side 100 yds. N of irrigation bungalow, Ampara, Eastern, Sri Lanka, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
25 Jul 1967
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Gentianales Rubiaceae Rubioideae
Published Name:
Oldenlandia brachypoda DC.
Barcode:
00473132
USNM Number:
3160117
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37ceafc95-4e0f-4685-886a-53a26de8c742
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2058822
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Pyrolirion tubiflorum (L'Hér.) M. Roem.

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
Edward K. Balls  Search this
Max. Elevation:
610  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Sandy soil among cult. cotton etc., along irrigation channels  Search this
Min. Elevation:
610  Search this
Place:
Below chacallo, Lima, Peru, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
19 Jan 1939
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Asparagales Amaryllidaceae Amaryllidoideae
Published Name:
Pyrolirion tubiflorum (L'Hér.) M. Roem.
Zephyranthes tubiflora (L'Hér.) Schinz
Barcode:
00040951
USNM Number:
1777746
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31c1b38f2-d662-4453-951f-72021a32d665
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2511234
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Hosackia oblongifolia Benth.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Annie M. Alexander  Search this
Louise Kellogg  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1219  Search this
Place:
Sierra Nevada, In irrigation ditch; ridge south of Twain Harte Post Office, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
9 Jun 1944
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Hosackia oblongifolia Benth.
Barcode:
02309195
USNM Number:
1889684
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3173ae93e-a396-43ad-8be7-2c92ff33d928
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13327840
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Vachellia aroma (Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.) Seigler & Ebinger var. aroma

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
Stephen A. Renvoize  Search this
M. Wilmot-Dear  Search this
Roberto Kiesling  Search this
Min. Elevation:
700  Search this
Place:
Ledesma, Calilegua. Scrub forest remnant in sugar plantations. R de Sora irrigation channel, Jujuy, Argentina, South America
Collection Date:
14 Nov 1978
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Caesalpinioideae
Published Name:
Vachellia aroma (Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.) Seigler & Ebinger var. aroma
Barcode:
02202407
USNM Number:
2894636
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d206368b-ba79-4b1a-9ba0-27bea4daffa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13162283
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Brooklyn -- Urban Oasis in Vinegar Hill

Collection Creator:
Druse, Kenneth  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Urban Oasis in Vinegar Hill (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings -- Brooklyn
Scope and Contents:
Urban Oasis in Vinegar Hill holdings consist of 1 folder (31 transparencies)
General:
In 1979 this 25- by 60-foot urban garden was a dump filled with rubbish and rubble located behind a nearly derelict formerly commercial brick building. The invasive eight-foot tall Japanese knotweed that grew here was hacked down and hauled away along with 20 cubic yards of trash; a venerable privet was maintained. The owner dug down 18 inches, brought in 40 cubic yards of topsoil and five yards of manure and started a vegetable garden. Some of the bricks and rocks he had excavated were used to build a rock garden, waterfall and pool at the shady rear of the yard. Its higher elevation allowed water to run off into irrigation channels for the vegetables. Paving stones found on the property were laid creating five tiers connected by brick or plank steps. The first garden was finished by 1982 but had to be redesigned and rebuilt in 1988. New construction next door had shaded out this garden, and a lawn, except for a small patch of grass in the sunniest spot, was not feasible. Starting behind the house there is a private outdoor shower, ascending to a garden room for dining and entertaining with a brick built-in barbeque, table and chairs. At the next level the former vegetable garden was turned into a more formal ornamental garden with L-shaped beds planted with perennials anchored by a dwarf Japanese maple in the central bed. The irrigation pool was converted to a fish pond and small water garden that drains into an artificial rock-lined creek from which the water recirculates.
Since the site receives very little direct sun and is subject to urban air pollution the owner has found that woodland plants are the most successful. Ground covers have reduced the need for weeding and if it rains once a week the garden does not have to be watered. Ephemeral bulbs start the blooming season in March and the garden remains in bloom for eight or nine months of the year. Flowering ground covers including partridgeberry, wintergreen, bunchberry and myrtle form a tapestry in raised borders filled with topsoil enriched with manure. Wild flowers in the rock garden include trilliums, violets, bloodroot, and Solomon's seal. Shade-tolerant perennials and shrubs, notably hostas, ferns, yews and specimen hemlocks, other hardy perennials including purple coneflowers, bleeding hearts, daylilies, pinks, loosestrife, catmint and Russian sage, and self-sowing cleome and foxglove thrive in this Brooklyn garden.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ken Druse garden photography collection
Identifier:
AAG.DRU, File NY996
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Ken Druse garden photography collection / Series 1: Garden Images by Site / United States of America / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb654dfb1c8-a212-4c8d-87d6-95b72ab53b4f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-dru-ref1414

[Windwood Garden]: fall landscape of 'meadow wood' area of the property through bald cypress grove and over the restored pond, that provided irrigation and water for the original estate.

Photographer:
Hays, Joseph A.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Windwood Garden (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County -- Milwaukee
Date:
2007 Sep.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Lake Geneva  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Trees  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WI038006
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin / WI038: Lake Geneva -- Windwood Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a58a9dcf-2afb-4b9f-9b4a-4033616f0929
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11771

Charleston -- Jones Garden

Former owner:
Brooks, Charles  Search this
Brooks, Mary Frances  Search this
Jones, George Jr.  Search this
Jones, Patty  Search this
Landscape designer:
Schwartz-Barker, Lynne  Search this
Sculptor:
Blumenstein, Mark  Search this
Fetty, Jeff  Search this
Provenance:
Kanawha Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jones Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and historical information.
General:
Although the 1949 white clapboard house was sited far back from the road one of the principle aims of the garden design for this approximately one acre property has been to provide privacy from the road and from neighboring properties. Beginning work in 1988 the owners developed new garden areas by: adding hardscape features including a deck behind the house and newly-designed curved wall patios in front of the house, grading to direct water run-off away from the house and garden beds, re-purposing a small former playhouse as a potting shed at the end of a new bluestone path, and installing an irrigation system. Then more extensive plantings could be installed, focusing on creating four seasons of interest, using more native plants, attracting songbirds, butterflies and wildlife, developing a seamless tapestry of all the garden areas, and providing views of the vernacular garden from the house, patios, covered porch and deck. The view from the street was also considered and a timber terraced perennial bed was installed on the street side of the shrub screen bed.
A small oval perennial bed in front of the house was enlarged to wrap around the side of the house, forming an L-shaped shrub, rose and mixed perennial garden. Pansies provide winter bloom, followed by spring bulbs, peonies, spireas and iris. In summer and fall perennials include day-lilies, bee balm, hibiscus and Shasta daisies. Shrub roses were added to the old roses from previous plantings that were re-positioned. Another smaller L-shaped bed along the side driveway includes a tower of stacked large flower pots that are planted with seasonal annuals. A shade border follows the curve of the other patio and because this side of the house is downhill and wetter plantings include red twig dogwoods and marsh marigolds. Two large oasis flower beds were installed around trees in the front lawn, a crimson king maple and a mature oak, with hellebores for winter, and narcissus, ferns, hostas, and Japanese anemones for successive blooms and foliage.
The roadside garden has a screen of native cedars, forsythias, hydrangeas and lilacs, under-planted with hostas, perennial hibiscus and daffodils. A white garden that can be viewed across the lawn from the house at the end of the day includes a white flowering redbud tree, white bleeding heart, woodland phlox, wood asters, candytuft and tiarella. The potting shed garden was overgrown with shrubs and vines that were cleared away, to be replaced by transplanted rhododendrons and a tree peony, perennials and hydrangeas as well as the bluestone path, a native stone wall, and a bench. At the back of the house the entire back yard was regraded and had drains installed, the latticework under the deck was replaced with planters, and a stone patio was built for sitting in the perennial and shrub garden with roses that is bordered by boxwood. At the back end of the property there is a wooded area with a ravine.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles and Mary Frances Brooks (former owners, 1947-1954); George and Patty Jones Jr. (former owners, 1954-1987); Lynne Schwartz-Barker (landscape designer, 2002-2015); Mark Blumenstein (sculptor); Jeff Fetty (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Jones Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV019
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6720a420d-c3f6-49b1-a58f-53932bd0e062
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11860

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 archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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
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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cb9098d0-6dfc-4758-a9e8-3247cc387a9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11954

Dallas -- Cissy's Garden

Former owner:
Marcus, Edward  Search this
Marcus, Betty Mrs  Search this
Smith, Jerrie Marcus  Search this
Minna, John  Search this
Harris, Roger  Search this
Harris, Pinta  Search this
Minna, John Mrs  Search this
Creator:
Thomson, Hal B. architect, 1882-1974  Search this
Oglesby, Enslie O. architect  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cissy's Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas County -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a copy of an original plan.
General:
A 28-foot drop within this one-third acre urban property, the installation of a swimming pool and fish pond water features, and the desire to preserve existing trees and shrubs were design challenges when the owners began restoration work in 1998. It took two years to complete the landscape comprised of three terraces down the hillside behind the house with connecting steps of Texas stone dug on site. The 1929 house with 1970's revisions is set back from public view but has views of the gardens from every room. Two magnolia trees planted in 1956 were preserved, and other trees and shrubs were tried out in the hot, dry climate and moved or replaced as necessary.
Grounds that were overgrown are now lush, with azaleas around the dining terrace that overlooks the pools and hostas, oak leaf hydrangeas, jasmine and caladiums in the shaded garden.The fish pond next to the swimming pool is shaded and has a small water garden. An iron fence at the front property line was replaced with a brick fence that is covered with ivy and planted with roses, salvia, hydrangeas and an ornate wrought iron bench facing the crushed stone courtyard. A large pergola on painted cedar trunks was built outside the bay windows at the back of the house. Native perennials have replaced annuals, drip irrigation conserves water, and the gardens are filled with aromas, pollinators, birds and the sounds from rustling trees and fountains.
The present house was built in 1929. Edward and Betty Marcus purchased the home from its original owners after moving to Texas in 1946 in order for Edward to take his brother Stanley's previous job as a general merchandise manager in the family owned business, Neiman Marcus. Landscape Architects Marie and Arthur Berger, who designed the grounds of the DeGolyer Estate at White Rock Lake and other residential projects, were likely consulted on the Marcus' garden during the 1940s and 1950s. The two Magnolia trees still preserved in the garden were planted on the grounds in 1956 in honor of the birth of Stanley Marcus' twin children.
Persons associated with the garden include: Roger and Pinta Harris (former owners, 1929-1946); Edward and Betty Marcus (former owners, 1946-1984); Jerrie Marcus Smith (former owner, 1984-1990); Dr. and Mrs. John Minna (former owners, 1990-1998); Henry Bowers (Hal) Thomson (1882-1974) (architect, 1929); Enslie O. (Bud) Oglesby, Jr. (architect, 1972).
Related Materials:
Cissy's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (19 digital images and 1 photographic print (reproduction))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX197
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e36ad458-acc3-410f-92a7-dbeb89be5e73
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13493

Glen Echo -- Shimizu Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Chevy Chase  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Shimizu Garden (Glen Echo, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Glen Echo
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
The Shimizu Garden, on a quarter-acre lot, was started in 1986 when 4-inch black plastic drainage pipes were laid in heavy clay soil to solve problems of drainage and flooding. The soil was amended and graded into distinct areas of lawn and low mixed borders in front of the house, a meditation garden with a three-tiered fountain that leads to a side terraced garden, a moss garden in deep shade, and a pool and waterfall bordered by a rock garden and patio behind the house. Mixed plantings of ornamental trees, shrubs, ferns, perennials, and colorful annuals are punctuated with garden sculptures.
The picket fence and low border across the front of the property permit passersby to view the front, meditation and terraced gardens. The rest of the property is bordered by six-foot tall board fences with lattice tops, which also were installed by the adjoining neighbors. The owners planted several trees on a neighbor's property for additional shade and privacy.
Mature Norway spruce trees that were on the property provide shade, but lower branches were removed from one tree so the plants beneath receive filtered sun. The roots in the perennial beds are pruned periodically to reduce competition. An irrigation system is used during dry spells in the early morning to discourage slug infestation.
The 20-by-12 foot pool was excavated first, then the soil was used to build a slope for the six-foot drop of the waterfall. Rocks were placed to vary the sound of the moving water, which originates in a naturalistic creek at the top of the feature. Many plants were incorporated into the setting. A pool pump is concealed to muffle its sounds, as the water feature reduces the sound of planes flying overhead.
The Shimizu garden was certified as a Wildlife Habitat Garden by the National Wildlife Federation in 1993.
Related Materials:
Shimizu Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Glen Echo  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD218
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f60533a1-68aa-47ed-b2cf-270f619724bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14189

[Langdon Farm]: beds with obelisk treillage and beds edged in boxwood.

Photographer:
Hillman, Sandra Fales  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Langdon farm (Sherwood, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Sherwood
Date:
2003 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Hedges  Search this
Box  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Sherwood  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Edging plants  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Creeks  Search this
Irrigation  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Roses  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Obelisks  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Marigolds  Search this
Treillage  Search this
Roses, climbing  Search this
Cutting gardens  Search this
Settees  Search this
Tuteurs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD214011
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD214: Sherwood -- Langdon Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ead6af70-55d2-4cdb-8417-fc7640372d74
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14993

[Langdon Farm]: view to gazebo, past strawberry beds and pea trellises.

Photographer:
Hillman, Sandra Fales  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Langdon farm (Sherwood, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Sherwood
Date:
2003 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Hedges  Search this
Box  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Sherwood  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Edging plants  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Creeks  Search this
Irrigation  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Roses  Search this
Obelisks  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Treillage  Search this
Roses, climbing  Search this
Cutting gardens  Search this
Settees  Search this
Fences -- Wire  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Plant supports  Search this
Tuteurs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD214014
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD214: Sherwood -- Langdon Farm
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Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb654f086f6-639b-4462-aeea-b04e99386d16
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14994

Benton -- Spring Valley Farm

Garden design consultant:
Hopkins, Mary B.  Search this
Student garden assistant:
Feola, Grace  Search this
Provenance:
Four Counties Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Spring Valley Farm (Benton, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
This 50-acre Pennsylvania farm has a colorful garden with large perennial beds and borders, designed, planted and maintained by the owner. The 1803 farm house was owned by members of the Hess family from the time it was built until 1966. The property features open vistas of the fields and woodlands, and is sympathetic to the informality of the farm by incorporating wildflowers in planted beds. Two ponds on the property used for swimming and fishing also support irrigation systems for the gardens.
A split rail fence planted with day lilies borders the long gravel driveway, which leads to a shaded parking area. There are seven older outbuildings on the property; one is now used for a horticultural library. Dwarf shrubs are mixed with perennials in a 75x25 foot border, which is separated by an electric fence from horse and cattle pastures. Animal sculptures are featured in some plantings.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Mary B. Hopkins (garden design consultant, 1966 to present); Grace Feola (student garden assistant, 1990 to present).
Related Materials:
Spring Valley Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Benton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA674
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb613d736e7-b936-4f7b-9b8d-d7d5f9cbd136
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16618

Ewing -- Memorial Garden at Trenton Country Club

Former owner:
Woodruff, George  Search this
Greenskeeper:
Tuttle, Tom  Search this
Architect:
Bockes, Tom  Search this
Creator:
Trenton Country Club--owner.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Trenton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Memorial Garden at Trenton Country Club (West Trenton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Ewing -- West Trenton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, garden plans, plant list, photo copies of articles about the club, and photo copies of golf course view and an 1897 view of road and grounds.
General:
The Trenton Country Club began in 1897. By 1957, the club included an irrigated 18-hole golf course, three re-built tennis courts, and a swimming pool. The previous name for the property, Oaklands, given to the original farm property by its first owners, is derived from the many old oak trees that dot the property. The Memorial Garden is located on the property near a driveway.
Persons associated with the garden include: George Woodruff (former owner); Trenton Country Club (owner, 1897-present); Tom Tuttle (greens keeper, 1999); and Tom Bockes (architect, 1960).
Related Materials:
Memorial Garden at Trenton Country Club related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ291
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69d43a12c-9fb4-49a6-bf77-05c075b1fc30
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20076

New Haven -- Phelps Triangle

Landscape designer:
Sampson, Amy E.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Phelps Triangle (New Haven, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New Haven County -- New Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, plant lists, and photocopies of articles.
General:
In 1824 Temple Street was extended to Whitney Avenue creating a triangular, detached piece of property at the intersection with Trumbull Avenue. In 1850 the owners, heirs of the Hillhouse Estate, presented the one-tenth acre "common" to the city which was fenced in and sodden the following year. The "common" was referred to as Temple Street Square or Temple Square until 1943 when it was renamed "Phelps Triangle" in honor prominent Yale professor William Lyon Phelps, whose house faced the triangle. Dutch elm disease killed the seven elm trees, which were replaced by three utility poles. Starting in 1968 the Garden Club of New Haven allocated its fund raising proceeds for a complete renovation of the Phelps Triangle to create a sitting park. The Garden Club worked on the planning, negotiating, and overseeing of the project in cooperation with the New Haven Parks Department. The city and utility company performed the preparatory site work, opening of the fence, and removal of the utility poles. All other work was performed by Glen Terrace Nurseries, a local landscape contractor. An in-ground fountain was built in the center of the pavement, and an irrigation system was installed as well. The fountain was vandalized after 1975 and it was filled with earth and replaced with a one foot tall planter. In 1992 two pink granite benches were installed on either side of the center piece. Four more pink granite benches were added in 2001 and 2003. In 2008 the triangle underwent a major overhaul. Landscape designer Amy Sampson created a four season interest component, whereas before the garden had been mainly a spring garden. Bricks and flag stones were replaced and the irrigation system was converted to a drip system. In 2011 a committee was formed with the intent to replace the planter and basin with a sculpture.
The landscape design incorporates continuously curved planting areas to soften the rigidity of the long site. Gently sculpted forms of low plantings reinforce this effect. Rhythm is established by textural contrasts of broad and narrow leaved evergreens, by trees spaced regularly and by the variation of tree heights. The paving with undulating edges of brick along the axial center was executed in brick and flagstone to give interest and subtle direction and relates in scale and context to the size of the park. An in-ground fountain was built in the center of the pavement. Six moveable benches which could be relocated into sunny or shaded areas were placed throughout the park. The original plantings included 12 Cherry trees, 140 rhododendrons, 78 azaleas, 150 cotoneaster, 1 pear tree and 96 yews. The cherry trees succumbed to pollution and severe weather and were replaced with pin oak, flowering pear, star magnolia, and hybrid crabapple. In 1995 a severe windstorm badly damaged two of the three flowering pear trees which were removed in 1996. In 1999 all rhododendrons had to be replaced. In 2008 the triangle was again under construction for a major overhaul. Ninety percent of the shrubs and ground covers had to be replaced. A lace bug and southern red mite infestation had attacked the azaleas and rhododendrons. In 2011 more ground cover plants were added like Deutzia, Rowdy Lamb Herb, Lentenrose, as well as daffodil bulbs in the fall.
Persons associated with the garden include Hillwood Estate (former owner, 1850); City of New Haven (current owner); Glen Terrace Nurseries (landscape company, 1969-2001); Amy E. Sampson of AES Landscape Design and Consultation (landscape designer, 2008).
Related Materials:
Phelps Triangle related holdings consist of 1 folder (39 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT147
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb659da8cca-3341-4ebb-94ca-045404f1d64e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21594

[Rawlings Garden]: vegetable garden located in northwest corner. Artichoke plants and California poppies can be seen.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Rawlings Garden (Piedmont, California)
United States of America -- California -- Alameda County -- Piedmont
Date:
2002 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Piedmont.  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Irrigation  Search this
Artichokes  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Plant supports  Search this
Poppies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA450006
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA450: Piedmont -- Rawlings Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60d3a37ce-cdfb-4ff0-8b55-0cc336097c45
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25571

North East -- Hyland/Wente Garden

Provenance:
Millbrook Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hyland/Wente Garden (Millerton, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- North East -- Millerton
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet, site plans, and copies of two articles.
General:
Located within the Coleman Station Historic District, a 200-year old agricultural community in the town of North East, the property overlooks Indian Lake and Indian Mountain, and comprises 41 acres. In 2001-2002, the owners built a modern barn-like house and four outbuildings; started the gardens; and planted a 200 foot long windbreak of evergreens and an orchard of apple trees. The gardens, which are approximately 10,000 square feet in size, adhere to a 4' x 4' grid, which also applies to the house and other buildings. In keeping with the nature of the surrounding meadows, the gardens contain perennials and have a common theme of grasses. There is a bamboo garden and a 40 foot rill, a "sculpture garden" of solar panels; and a hidden garden. A cistern collects water from the roof of the main house for garden irrigation.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Luke Engleback (landscape architect, January 2001); Hank White (landscape architect, October 2001); Chris Froehlich (designer, gardener, 2002-2004); and Deborah Davidson (gardener, 2004-2006).
Related Materials:
Hyland/Wente Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Millerton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY867
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61813b7bb-bc27-4258-be14-211bba6188a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26948

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