Simple Landscaping Ideas for Artistic Garden Design with Todd Haiman

06.15.2015 - By Back To My Garden - Discover Your Passion For Gardening

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Todd Haiman believes that a garden should make you feel you’ve entered into privileged space. A place not just set apart, but reverberant. He is a landscape and garden designer, as well as a former instructor of landscape design at Columbia University. He blogs at www.ToddHaimanLandscapeDesign.com
 
 

In This Episode You’ll Discover …

* The culture and respect of gardens in England
* Yards versus Gardens in America
* garden landscaping ideas for problem spaces and small patios
* What to start with when designing your garden

 
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Resources and Books:
Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallman
Heaven is a Garden by Jan Johnsen
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Royal Horticultural Society
 
 
Watch the Podcast Interview Here:

 
 

 
 
Transcript:
Dave:  Well good morning, good afternoon or good evening, depending on where you are in the world when you listen to this.  I’m Dave Ledoux, and welcome to another episode of Back to My Garden.  We have a very unique guest today, folks.  Todd believes that a garden should make you feel like you’ve entered into privileged space.  a place not just set apart, but reverberant.  He’s a landscape and garden designer as well as a former instructor of landscape design at Columbia University, and he has a brilliant garden blog at www.toddhaimanlandscapedesign.com   We have a ton to discuss.  Please welcome, from I believe it’s Lower Manhattan in New York City, Mr. Todd Haiman.
Todd:  Thank you so much for having me.  I’m flattered, it’s an honour.  I listen to your posts quite often, so thank you again.
Dave: I’m excited that you’re here Todd, and I want to get to know you better, and our listeners want to hear your stories.  So sit back and relax and take a couple of minutes, and share with us a little bit about your background, and how did you get into gardening?
Todd:  Well, I grew up in Brooklyn, New York.  I didn’t spend any time gardening as a child, although my mother probably had 500 houseplants, my mother can make anything grow.  But as an adult I was a photographer, that was my first career, and I loved that career.  And at a certain point I decided it was time to take on new challenges and it began from creating a roof garden on a building which I co-owned with some other people.  It started with basically not having any irrigation whatsoever, putting a planter up on top of the building, and growing tomatoes and basil and walking up stairs with 5 gallons of water every day.  And eventually it came to building this roof garden out even more in detail, putting up plants, realizing I don’t know that much of what I’m doing so I started to take classes, and one thing led to another and I studied at the New York Botani...

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