Irma Franzen-Heinrichsdorff

The Elmwood School Graduate #OTD It’s the birthday of Irma Franzen-Heinrichsdorff, a German-born landscape architect. In 1913, she attended the Elmwood School of Gardening. In the 1980’s she recounted the experience in ten handwritten pages. Here’s an excerpt: “At 10:15 we went outside and did the currently necessary work in the fruit, vegetable or flower…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

How close are your earliest bloomers to your front door? Your crocus, snowdrops, iris, daffodils, tulips, forsythia, daphnes, and magnolias? When I redid my front garden last year, the designer had put all my earliest bloomers right near the front porch and walk. When I asked her reasoning, she reminded me of our long winters.…

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