In the Landscape
Road Trip

Road Trip

September 4, 2019

As summer begins to wane this week in the northern hemisphere, our hosts get personal and share the landscape details of their summer road trip through the Appalachian mountains. From New York to New Orleans, we talk the landscape scenes and changing phenotypes of plants as the latitude and elevation change. We notice so much in the travel landscape from the street trees Knoxville, Tennessee, the Bluffview sculpture garden of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a special tree sighting in Birmingham, Alabama, and the beautiful water adapted species of Louisiana. 

More info the style of Silva Cell street tree plantings: http://www.deeproot.com/blog/blog-entries/using-pervious-pavers-with-the-silva-cell-system

ISA Tree Climbing Arborist Competition: https://www.itcc-isa.com/

Some of the species mentioned:

Yew - Taxus

Sourwood - Oxydendrum

Tupelo trees - Nyssa sylvatica

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Acclaimed Landscape Design and Care Artist, plus ISA Certified Arborist Charles King Sadler,ASLA,ISA has been sought after for consulting and training in landscape design restoration and care by top landscape architecture firms and horticulturalists throughout North America and in Europe, and he has designed and cared for some of the finest properties in North American. Charles builds on over two decades of experience working on over 600 landscapes. Charles received his fine arts education from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his Landscape Architecture training from SUNY-ESF; school of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University Campus.

Send comments, questions and corrections to connect@kinggardeninc.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

We have offices in Houston, TX, Greenwich, CT and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, but we visit gardens everywhere we are asked to go.

 

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Green Screen

Green Screen

August 28, 2019

Screening is an important element of a designed landscape, but screening isn't just about blocking unwanted views, it's about focusing attention within the landscape. This week, hosts Charles and Kate Sadler take listeners on a virtual trip to the exquisite gardens of Japan to experience the focus that exceptional screening provides in the landscape. They cover important design considerations for planning and selecting screening materials. Tips for the maintenance of closely planted shrubs and trees, often necessary for effective screening, are covered in this week's episode. 

For images of hedge pruning, follow us on our channels below, or visit: https://kinggardeninc.com/hedges

For more on the gardens of Japan mentioned in this episode, visit:

Shugakuin - https://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english/guide/shugakuin.html

Katsura - https://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english/guide/katsura.html

Murin-an - https://murin-an.jp/en/

More information on Oak Wilt from NY State DEC: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/46919.html

More about Oak Wilt from USDA: https://www.fs.fed.us/research/invasive-species/plant-pathogens/oak-wilt.php

More info about selecting and planting privacy screening from Penn State Extension: https://extension.psu.edu/using-trees-and-shrubs-for-privacy-and-wind-screening

Road noise explained, along with suggestions: https://www.sonic-shield.com/highway-and-road-noise/

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/yard-noise-reduction

https://modularwalls.com.au/blog/how-to-reduce-noise-in-your-backyard/

 

Learn more about 18th century English landscape architect Lancelot “Capability” Brown (1715-1783). He designed over 170 parks. He was nicknamed "Capability" because he would tell his clients that their property had "capability" for improvement. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capability_Brown

http://www.capabilitybrown.org/

 

Learn about the history of the ha-ha; a recessed landscape barrier or trench that was commonly used in large scale landscapes in the 18th century. It created the illusion of an unbroken, continuous rolling lawn, whilst providing boundaries for grazing livestock. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-ha

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/what-is-a-ha-ha

 

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Acclaimed Landscape Design and Care Artist, plus ISA Certified Arborist Charles King Sadler,ASLA,ISA has been sought after for consulting and training in landscape design restoration and care by top landscape architecture firms and horticulturalists throughout North America and in Europe, and he has designed and cared for some of the finest properties in North American. Charles builds on over two decades of experience working on over 600 landscapes. Charles received his fine arts education from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his Landscape Architecture training from SUNY-ESF; school of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University Campus.

Send comments, questions and corrections to connect@kinggardeninc.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

We have offices in Houston, TX, Greenwich, CT and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, but we visit gardens everywhere we are asked to go.

 

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Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit

August 21, 2019

Today we brush the surface of the topic of fruit. In this episode, hosts Charles and Kate Sadler focus on familiar varieties to North America such as apples, pears, and cherries. We cover what conditions are needed to plant, what to look for when pruning, and how to maximize your fruit harvest.

See some pruning techniques in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK-uKvY5a14

For more on planting, pruning and harvesting from fruiting trees, visit: https://kinggardeninc.com/fruit-trees

More info about Flathead Lake region in Montana. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flathead_Lake

For more on the special apple trees of Kazakhstan: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160523-kazakhstans-treasure-trove-of-wildly-flavoured-apples

Stark Brothers Growers - fruit tree care info, pruning info and other info: https://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/successful-tree-pruning

Dave Wilson Nursery grower of fruit trees answers which fruit trees are best for your area: https://www.davewilson.com/question/which-fruit-trees-best-for-my-area

University of Maine cooperative extension fruit tree pruning guidelines: https://extension.umaine.edu/fruit/growing-fruit-trees-in-maine/pruning/

Cornell University guide to growing fruit at home: https://ecommons.cornell.edu/bitstream/handle/1813/67/Cornell_Guide_to_Growing_Fruit.pdf

Colorado State University extension - guide to pruning fruit trees: https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/yard-garden/training-and-pruning-fruit-trees-7-003/

A less common fruit tree we mentioned which is both quite ornamental and produces a delicious edible fruit: Cornelian Cherry or Cornus mas, Growing conditions - USDA Hardiness zones 4-8a species of flowering plant in the dogwood family Cornaceae native to Southern Europe and Southwestern Asia: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c290

 

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Acclaimed Landscape Design and Care Artist, plus ISA Certified Arborist Charles King Sadler,ASLA,ISA has been sought after for consulting and training in landscape design restoration and care by top landscape architecture firms and horticulturalists throughout North America and in Europe, and he has designed and cared for some of the finest properties in North American. Charles builds on over two decades of experience working on over 600 landscapes. Charles received his fine arts education from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his Landscape Architecture training from SUNY-ESF; school of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University Campus.

Send comments, questions and corrections to connect@kinggardeninc.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

We have offices in Houston, TX, Greenwich, CT and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, but we visit gardens everywhere we are asked to go.

 

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

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Hello Neighbor!

Hello Neighbor!

August 14, 2019

Hosts Charles and Kate Sadler talk neighborly landscape challenges and solutions in this week's episode. From fencing, to trees, to erosion issues, we look at how to come to workable solutions and when to seek the help of a landscape professional.

"Good fences make good neighbors" - 

Mending Wall - Robert Frost

Visit www.kinggardeninc.com/in-the-landscape for full show notes, links to additional resources, transcripts of episodes, host bios and more!

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Water Works

Water Works

August 7, 2019

This week, hosts Charles and Kate Sadler talk irrigation. Starting with a very brief history, this episode covers tips for assessing your irrigation, when to seek out help, and what the future holds for more irrigation free landscapes. We touch on suggestions for wet and arid landscapes, and we welcome questions for more specific conditions for future episodes!

Visit www.kinggardeninc.com/in-the-landscape for full show notes, links to additional resources, transcripts of episodes, host bios and more!

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If a Tree Falls…

If a Tree Falls…

July 31, 2019

Today we discuss how Arborists care for trees, and what it means to become an ISA Certified Arborist, including how the certification may benefit you as a landscape professional, and how landscape consumers can benefit from seeking out a certified arborist. We cover how one becomes certified, and what the continuing education looks like. Tree Risk Assessment is an important function of a certified arborist and often results in saving trees. We also touch on a few outdated practices to be aware of, and we'll cover more tree health topics in future episodes.

International Society of Arboriculture: https://www.isa-arbor.com/

TreesAreGood.org provides the public with educational information about the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in the urban environment. The site contains resources from the International Society of Arboriculture. https://www.treesaregood.org/

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification https://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/ISA-Tree-Risk-Assessment-Qualification

Find An Arborist https://www.treesaregood.org/findanarborist/arboristsearc

 

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For more about our own landscape design practice visit: www.kinggardeninc.com

Acclaimed Landscape Design and Care Artist, plus ISA Certified Arborist Charles King Sadler,ASLA,ISA has been sought after for consulting and training in landscape design restoration and care by top landscape architecture firms and horticulturalists throughout North America and in Europe, and he has designed and cared for some of the finest properties in North American. Charles builds on over two decades of experience working on over 600 landscapes. Charles received his fine arts education from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his Landscape Architecture training from SUNY-ESF; school of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University Campus.

Send comments, questions and corrections to connect@kinggardeninc.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

We have offices in Houston, TX, Greenwich, CT and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, but we visit gardens everywhere we are asked to go.

 

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

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Planning Pays Off

Planning Pays Off

July 24, 2019

Today we bring listeners through the steps to create a landscape design plan. Making use of your property survey, doing a shade/ sun study, taking account of the views you see most, and making appropriate plant selection based on maintenance consideration are a few of the steps that can help any designer plan, budget, and time a project well. 

More on A.E. Bye: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Edwin_Bye

 

American Society of Landscape Architects - founded in 1899 (ASLA) in the United States, more than 15,000 members. Landscape architects lead the planning, design, and stewardship of healthy, equitable, safe, and resilient environments. https://www.asla.org/default.aspx

American Professional Landscape Designers https://www.apld.org/

 

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Acclaimed Landscape Design and Care Artist, plus ISA Certified Arborist Charles King Sadler,ASLA,ISA has been sought after for consulting and training in landscape design restoration and care by top landscape architecture firms and horticulturalists throughout North America and in Europe, and he has designed and cared for some of the finest properties in North American. Charles builds on over two decades of experience working on over 600 landscapes. Charles received his fine arts education from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his Landscape Architecture training from SUNY-ESF; school of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University Campus.

Send comments, questions and corrections to connect@kinggardeninc.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

We have offices in Houston, TX, Greenwich, CT and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, but we visit gardens everywhere we are asked to go.

 

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

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Beautiful Buxus

Beautiful Buxus

July 17, 2019

We love boxwood! Today's episode features a discussion on the basics of boxwood. This versatile decorative shrub can survive in a range of conditions and be shaped in a multitude of ways. Learn a little of the history of boxwood, and why it has become so popular in landscape design. Learn about some of the emerging threats to several species and how best to hedge against them.

We visit and help restore a New England boxwood garden and share boxwood care tips: https://youtu.be/OlOGVCU4pp4

Follow us on instagram at @kinggardeninc, and visit our website for beautiful images of boxwood, www.kinggardeninc.com

The growers - Saunders Brothers - whom we reference: https://www.saundersbrothers.com/

Some of the landscapes and gardens we visited in the Charlottesville, Virginia region: University of Virginia Campus and Pavillion Gardens and Monticello https://www.visitcharlottesville.org/visitors/things-to-do/gardens/

 

Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder m https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plantfinder/plantfindersearch.aspx

Small Wonders - the exhibit featuring boxwood miniatures: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/small-wonders

The American Boxwood Society http://www.boxwoodsociety.org/

The European Boxwood and Topiary Society https://www.ebts.org/

 

Some species we mention:

English Boxwood - Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa', susceptible to various diseases including Boxwood Blight, not tolerant of increased weather extremes (heat, cold, drought, wetter conditions)

Korean Boxwood - Buxus microphylla var. koreana, quite tolerant of insects, more tolerant of increased weather extremes (heat, cold, drought, wetter conditions), observed cold tolerance in USDA zones 5 and 6 in New York State

Japanese Boxwood - Buxus microphylla var. japonica, ‘Green Beauty’ variety remains slightly smaller, quite tolerant of insects, more tolerant of increased weather extremes (heat, cold, drought, wetter conditions). Species observed thriving in USDA zone 8 and 9 in Texas

Green Velvet - Buxus x ‘Green Velvet’, susceptible to insects 

Vardar Valley - Buxus sempervirens ‘Vardar Valley’, quite tolerant of insects and disease 

Common or American Boxwood - Buxus sempervirens, susceptible to insects and blight 

  

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Acclaimed Landscape Design and Care Artist, plus ISA Certified Arborist Charles King Sadler,ASLA,ISA has been sought after for consulting and training in landscape design restoration and care by top landscape architecture firms and horticulturalists throughout North America and in Europe, and he has designed and cared for some of the finest properties in North American. Charles builds on over two decades of experience working on over 600 landscapes. Charles received his fine arts education from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his Landscape Architecture training from SUNY-ESF; school of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University Campus.

Send comments, questions and corrections to connect@kinggardeninc.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

We have offices in Houston, TX, Greenwich, CT and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, but we visit gardens everywhere we are asked to go.

 

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Sound Editing: Podcast Motor

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The Right Tree

The Right Tree

July 10, 2019

Trees Are Good! This episode focuses on key aspects of selecting, planting, and pruning new shade trees for your landscape project. Your hosts Charles and Kate Sadler share their visits to the tree growers of Portland,Oregon region. Considering the lifelong size and shape of the tree you plant has lasting implications for your landscape. We discuss practical tips including structural pruning as trees come home from the nursery and evaluating soil conditions and watering needs. Visit kinggardeninc on Instagram for images from our nursery visits.

Send questions, ideas, and corrections to connect@kinggardeninc.com, follow us on Twitter at In_Landscape

Scientific Names of Some Species Mentioned:

Live Oak - Quercus virginiana

California Live Oak - Quercus agrifolia

Texas Red Oak - Quercus texana

Water Oak - Quercus nigra 

 

Some of the growers and gardens we visited in Portland Oregon region: 

J. Frank Schmidt & Sons Co. - wholesale grower of shade, flowering and specialty ornamental trees https://www.jfschmidt.com/

Iseli Nursery - wholesale growers of rare dwarf conifers, Japanese Maples, ornamental trees and shrubs http://www.iselinursery.com/

Portland Oregon Japanese Garden https://japanesegarden.org/

 

Links to the work of Dr. Ed Gilman - https://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/pruning.shtml

Texas A&M University Tree Selector/ Planting Guide: http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu/

Arbor Day Foundation https://www.arborday.org/

Tree and Shrub Encyclopedia by Michael A. Dirr: Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plantfinder/plantfindersearch.aspx

 

TreesAreGood.org provides the public with educational information about the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in the urban environment. The site contains resources from the International Society of Arboriculture, and also provides a collection of reliable tree care information provided by other industry organizations. https://www.treesaregood.org/

Planting the right tree for Energy Conservation - University of Florida http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/design/landscaping-for-specific-sites/planting-trees-for-energy-savings.html

 

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For more about our own landscape design practice visit: www.kinggardeninc.com

Acclaimed Landscape Design and Care Artist, plus ISA Certified Arborist Charles King Sadler,ASLA,ISA has been sought after for consulting and training in landscape design restoration and care by top landscape architecture firms and horticulturalists throughout North America and in Europe, and he has designed and cared for some of the finest properties in North American. Charles builds on over two decades of experience working on over 600 landscapes. Charles received his fine arts education from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his Landscape Architecture training from SUNY-ESF; school of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University Campus.

Send comments, questions and corrections to connect@kinggardeninc.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

We have offices in Houston, TX, Greenwich, CT and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, but we visit gardens everywhere we are asked to go.

 

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Sound Editing: Podcast Motor

Podcast Logo: Dyad Communications