Aug. 11 column

Here 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."

I 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.

Also, you might be interested to read a book review I wrote of "America's Romance with the English Garden" by Thomas J. Mickey, which is directly below this post. 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.