Aug. 11 column: English garden

English gardenHere is link to the feature story I wrote for today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: English emulation. It is about the English garden style of landscaping, which I thought would be a fun topic to write about.

I interviewed Carol Newcomb, owner of Northland Rosarium, for the story. Carol and her husband Terry have been creating a beautiful English garden, complete with arbors, garden rooms, statuary, water features, boxwood and all of the other lovely components we think of when we hear the words “English garden.”

English gardenI took these accompanying photos of the display gardens at Northland Rosarium while I was there interviewing Carol. As you can see, it’s really beautiful.

They are usually closed during the month of August, but as a courtesy to readers, Carol has opened the display gardens and nursery today only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will also be open from Sept. 5-8, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It’s well worth a visit. The address is 9405 S. Williams Ln. and their contact number is 448-4968.

English gardenAlso, you might be interested to read a book review I wrote of “America’s Romance with the English Garden” by Thomas J. Mickey. It was one of the books I read while preparing to write this article. It was filled with fascinating facts about where our landscape design came from.