APLDCT’s latest Designer Forum for Connecticut Gardener magazine focuses on Fashioning Focal Points. From focal point fundamentals, to movable focal points and using focal points to tell a story, this month’s article helps readers figure out to make their gardens more compelling.
Through our partnership with Connecticut Gardener, three members of the Connecticut chapter of APLD, all professional landscape designers, offer their take on the same topic, allowing readers to gain a small insight into the garden design process.
Upcoming topics for the Designer Forum include Tips for Rejuvenating Foundation Plantings, Groundcovers for Connecticut Gardens and Reducing Your Use of Chemical Fertilizers .
In our ongoing efforts to not only raise awareness of the value of professional landscape design among Connecticut homeowners but to also help promote APLD Connecticut members and their businesses, our chapter has partnered with Connecticut Gardener magazine to provide a column on plants and landscape design-related issues written by our members.
Much like a traditional roundtable, the column entitled, Designer Forum, will focus on one topic each edition and offer three different perspectives. Our inaugural column is featured in the July/August 2011 edition of Connecticut Gardener. Three of our members, Scott Hokunson of Blue Heron Landscape Design in Granby, Mary Ellen Pirozzoli of Verdesign in Ridgefield and Richard Rosiello of Rosiello Designs in New Milford offered their perspectives on their favorite native plants (see article below).
APLD Connecticut is looking forward to a long collaboration with Connecticut Gardener. The magazine is only available by subscription. Visit Connecticut Gardener’s website for information on starting your subscription today.