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Snow Day

February 6, 2014 | Author Hoerr Schaudt | Comments (0)

  SNOW.  Is anyone else delighted and irritated by how it transforms your experience of the city? To celebrate what I just can’t change, here are a few ideas that… Read More >


SandRidge Energy Commons Landscape Complete

December 5, 2013 | Author Hoerr Schaudt | Comments (0)

It’s finished! Or at least the first phase is completed, and we’re very excited to share some photographs by Scott Shigley of the landscape design at SandRidge Energy’s headquarters in… Read More >


Retrospective on Landscape Architect Dan Kiley

November 13, 2013 | Author Peter Schaudt | Comments (0)

  As one of landscape architect Dan Kiley’s former mentees, I am thrilled to see The Cultural Landscape Foundation identify him as a visionary Modernist landscape architect in its upcoming… Read More >


Hoerr Schaudt Celebrates 20 Years of Michigan Avenue Medians!

November 5, 2013 | Author Hoerr Schaudt | Comments (0)

Our favorite piece of urban infrastructure, the Michigan Avenue Medians, turns 20 this month! Over two decades, Hoerr Schaudt has designed nearly 60 seasonal planting rotations and conducted layouts for… Read More >


The New Shanghai Natural History Museum

October 17, 2013 | Author Hoerr Schaudt | Comments (0)

Hoerr Schaudt collaborated with Perkins + Will to design the landscape and public plazas of the new Shanghai Natural History Museum, an exciting new cultural institution that is currently under… Read More >


McGovern Centennial Gardens Project in Hermann Park Breaks Ground

September 18, 2013 | Author Hoerr Schaudt | Comments (0)

Today, the Hermann Park Conservancy in Houston, TX breaks ground on its largest project ever, the McGovern Centennial Gardens.  Hoerr Schaudt’s design for the gardens transforms 15 acres of the… Read More >


Landscape Planting Design for Four Seasons

August 30, 2013 | Author Hoerr Schaudt | Comments (0)

One view, four seasons. The proper planting design will make your garden look richer and richer through every season. Photography Credit: Steve Gierke


Tips for Designing a Successful Shade Garden

August 23, 2013 | Author Hoerr Schaudt | Comments (1)

Ever been flummoxed by the challenges of planting design for an area that has a lot of shade?  Doug Hoerr highlights six guidelines for good shade garden design in his… Read More >


Garden Design Story: Modern Landscape on the Lake

August 2, 2013 | Author Hoerr Schaudt | Comments (0)

Every garden design at Hoerr Schaudt is unique–and so are each of their stories.  Today, after a long blogging hiatus, the Shouting Hare takes a deeper look how a modern landscape… Read More >


Crate & Barrel Michigan Avenue: Flower Fame

May 21, 2013 | Author Alison Strickler | Comments (0)

We love urban horticulture fans! This week we got a call from Kate who wanted an ID on one of the bulbs in the parkway planter in front of the… Read More >


Rooftop Garden Design: Tips for Creating Your Own

April 12, 2013 | Author Alison Strickler | Comments (0)

When spring is in the air your underutilized real estate atop a garage suddenly looks like a great place for a rooftop garden.  Rooftop terraces can be so much –… Read More >


Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Breaks Ground

April 2, 2013 | Author Alison Strickler | Comments (0)

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden broke ground on their $11.6 million improvement plan this month. Iowa’s state capitol has a number of citizens committed to public horticulture and we’ve been fortunate enough… Read More >


Outdoor Living Trends 2013: Design Tips & Inspiration

March 22, 2013 | Author Alison Strickler | Comments (0)

The ASLA asked landscape architects across the country to identify the top outdoor living trends of 2013—and published the survey results on their blog earlier this month. Outdoor living spaces,… Read More >


World Food Prize Hall & Garden Achieve LEED Platinum

March 5, 2013 | Author Alison Strickler | Comments (0)

In the good news category: The World Food Prize announced this week that the  Hall of Laureates and Garden has received LEED Platinum certification. The platinum rating is the  highest… Read More >


Flowers in February

February 25, 2013 | Author Becky Hoerr | Comments (0)

February is the worst. No, I take that back. February in Chicago, now that’s the worst. It’s cold. The sparkle of the holidays has worn off. It’s cold. The fluffy,… Read More >