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May 28, 2012


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Joyce Lincoln

Val, greetings from Cannon Beach Oregon. My name is Joyce Lincoln and I have the great pleasure of representing Georgia Gerber. I have a garden project that is in need of a Georgia Gerber sculpture. We need the landlords approval to remove bamboo from a 30 ft trough in front of the gallery. The trough is 3 ft high and 3 ft. wide. The bamboo drops leaves constantly and the wind brings the leaves onto the gallery floor.
Looking through the lovely Garden Design Magazine I noticed you lived on Whibey and that there was a design in the NOv/Dec 2010 of an elongated trough shape with rounded boxwood and that would be an interesting sculptural element . We want to place the "Arctic Hare" in front of the business because its fun and it is complimentary to the design of the building .The sculpture is also vertical and the space requires a large work for visual impact and vertical presence.
I am not computer skilled enough to send this image on this site.. May I have another email address for you. I know if I said to the landlord that the editor of Garden Design said that removing the bamboo and doing something sculptural would look better it would give me the leverage of moving forward on an overall design and getting rid of a plant that is anathema to feng shui .. Having vertical lines in front of a window.. and this particular bamboo which looks sick and sheds constantly would make me very happy indeed. It would end a seven year discussion.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery celebrates 25 years in Cannon Beach. We represent all the public sculpture winners for the Sculpture Without Walls public choice vote winners. 2007 winner Wayne Chabre, 2008 winner Steve Jensen, 2009 Alisa Looney & 2010 Georgia Gerber.
Joyce Lincoln gallery director 800 494 0741


Gorgeous garden!! I have never grown Alliums before..It's about time I did! Yours are beautiful, especially against the lime, green, foliage growing beneath them!


Beautiful pics!

And by the way, I really, really don't like snails.

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  • Petal & Twig Made The New York Times!
    From Anne Raver's review: "Valerie Easton, a Seattle-based garden writer, discusses the art of growing and arranging cut flowers in “Petal and Twig: Seasonal Bouquets With Blossoms, Branches and Grasses From Your Garden” (Sasquatch Books; $16.95). Written as an informal diary, with photographs of arrangements from her own garden, and tips on cutting and keeping flowers fresh, the book inspires ideas not only on what to grow but on how to combine (or not) those beauties inside. See review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/garden/new-books-on-growing-and-arranging-flowers.html?scp=1&sq=petal%20&%20twig%20anne%20raver&st=cse
  • The first reviews on the new book are in! From Publisher's Weekly:
  • "Open your eyes and keep it simple: those are two lessons Easton passes on from her own 40 years in the garden. When selecting and arranging flowers for bouquets, you needn’t spend a bundle buying a bundle of imported flowers.....The result will be unique, local, imaginative, and inexpensive. Color photos throughout illustrate and inspire."

In the News

  • Montreal Blogger Reviews "A Pattern Garden"
    I was so pleased to find that "A Pattern Garden" is still being reviewed...check out Allan Becker's generous review on his Garden Guru blog.. I felt like Allan really understood what I was working towards in that book....he writes...."There is a delightful abstract quality to this publication. In it, the author takes good garden design to a higher, more spiritual level. Instead of discussing the aesthetic and scientific elements of design, as so many traditional garden design books do, she focuses on the role played in garden design by archetypal ideas - a.k.a. patterns - that reference the longings of human beings. These pleasure and comfort-rooted ideas are those that inspire designers to create gardens that are satisfying beyond their beauty." see more at http://allanbecker-gardenguru.squarespace.com/journal/valerie-easton
  • Planting art
    Check out this interview with Val in the Chicago Tribune on using art in the garden...

The New Low Maintenance Garden

  • Reviews Are In....
    "Over the years, countless books have espoused a low-maintenance approach to gardening. None have been as engaging, practical, or inspiring as this latest of Easton's contributions to the gardener's bookshelf,"
    - Pacific Horticulture magazine, Jan/Feb/Mar 2010

    "A handy guide to a garden you can raise without a corresponding increase in your blood pressure..handsome and informative...."
    - Metropolitan Home, Dec. 2009

    "This book is an invaluable addition to the garden library – destined to be a classic for many years to come."
    - Garden Design Online

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  • The banner and portrait photos were taken by Jacqueline Koch; all other photos by Val Easton unless otherwise credited.


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