Eco-Friendly, Low-Maintenance Gardening with Roy Diblik

Eco-Friendly, Low-Maintenance Gardening with Roy Diblik
During the lunch break Roy answered questions from gardeners, like Carole Galati here. Photo by Kathy Jentz. Way back (it seems) in February, I attended a popular winter event for DC-area gardeners – the Green Matters Symposium of Brookside Gardens. The highlight for me was the keynote address by Wisconsin plantsman Roy Diblik – “Design Strategies for Low Maintenance and Ecologically Beneficial Landscapes.” What’s striking about this eco-gardening approach is its focus on low-maintenance, so it’s good for the environment AND the gardener. Roy started by showing examples of bad public landscapes, in a corporate/civic style we unfortunately all recognize. So much mulch! So few plants! Roy imagines the plants saying “What the hell happened? Why are we so far apart?” Here the wood mulch is so thick, rain can’t get through it. Above, again too few plants and too much mulch, and we were told that it takes regular... Read More

January Pairings: Plates + Flatware

January Pairings: Plates + Flatware
With products from Bamboo Table, Villeroy & Boch, Rosanna, Alessi, Fornasetti, Michael Aram, Crow Canyon Home, Fortessa, Fiesta, Jean Dubost, Lenox and Dôme Deco Lauren Roses is Home Accents Today’s product editor, responsible for selecting and compiling product and trend stories, and for overseeing product submissions and coverage of intros and market debuts. Lauren studied at the University of Arizona and has lived in San Diego, California and New York City. Prior to joining Home Accents Today, she worked in marketing and project management for several prominent interior design and real estate professionals. In early 2018 Lauren moved back to her home state of North Carolina where she enjoys reading, animals, hiking and spending time with family. … Read More