Archive for January, 2014


February 27, 2014
9am to 4pm




From the “Self Perpetuating Garden” 


 to     “Working with Stone”



 Join the APLD NJ Chapter for a full day Seminar onTHURSDAY, February 27, 2014


                                    Come get further educated!

 Learn more about LandscapeDesign!





Larry Weaner   


9:30 – 12:00 noon 


Larry Weaner 




a lecture with Larry Weaner




Nature has spent millennia perfecting plants’ abilities to reproduce and proliferate on their own, and yet we often go to great effort and expense placing every plant in our designed landscapes. How can we capitalize on plants’ reproductive abilities, and actively encourage planted as well as existing and new species to colonize our landscapes? In this lecture, well-known designer Larry Weaner will discuss principles and protocols for creating dynamic, ecologically rich landscapes where nature does much of the “planting.” The lecture will include detailed case studies that demonstrate how practical, concrete strategies of assisted plant proliferation can be applied at diverse scales, from the most intimate garden to large multi-acre landscapes.


About Larry Weaner -

LARRY WEANER has been creating native landscapes throughout the eastern United States since 1977. His firm Larry Weaner Landscape Associates has a national reputation for combining ecological restoration with the traditions of fine garden design. The firm has received the top three design awards from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, and the firm’s landscapes and gardens have been toured by numerous organizations, including The Garden Conservancy, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, and the American Horticultural Society. Larry is an active guest lecturer and instructor for horticultural and environmental organizations throughout the United States. In 1990, he founded New Directions in the American Landscape, a conference series with a national following.


12 noon - 1pm   LUNCH


Lunch hour will include an informal discussion on APLD CERTIFICATION - the importance of and the process by


1 – 3:30 pm

Dan Harney

Dan Harney

aka ‘Stone Man Dan’ 


“Be the Stone…”

Once Dan introduces himself and explains his passion for stone he will then cover these topics:


  • Sacred Stones
  • Our relationship with Stone
  • Introducing Stone into your Garden
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Drystone Walling    
  • Drystone Walling to the Max 
  • Conclusion

About Dan -


Dan Harney (formerly Dan Harney Lupino), aka ‘Stone Man Dan’, is a certified Drystone Waller with the Drystone Walling Association of Great Britain and  Landscape Designer with 20 years of experience in the Landscape Construction field.  Dan’s work can be seen on his Facebook page at  and has been featured in ‘Stonexus’ magazine,  and on the Drystone Walling Association of Great Britain’s website.

Dan has worked closely with Award winning Designers and Landscape Architects such as Susan Cohan and Tapestry Landscape Architecture. He is currently working on a large project in Franklin Lakes with Terracare Landscaping, LLC and has worked with successful companies such as Scenic Landscaping, Terra Graphics and Superior Landscaping.

With Dan’s philosophy being ‘simplicity with a twist’, his out of the box style has made him one of New Jersey’s most unique stone artists. Creating stunning stone walls, sculpture and outdoor living spaces is his passion.  He looks forward to sharing his experience as well as some ‘tricks of the trade’ as we take the mindful journey to ‘Be the Stone…’


Contact info:

Dan Harney

 26 Newport Ct.

Brick, NJ 08724



 Workshop Pricing:


APLD members:                                      $55             undefined
All others:                                                  $70              undefined
Student members:                                    $40              undefined
Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited for this valuable workshop SO please reserve your seat as soon as possible. If you are paying by PayPal you will receive an email confirming your registration. If you want to pay by check please send full payment with your name, address, telephone number and email contact information to:
APLDNJ,  42 Indian Spring Lane, High Bridge, NJ  08829 
Checks must be received no later than February 20.
LOCATION: This event will be held in Morristown at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in the Haggerty Education Center building, downstairs in Room A.


Hope to see many of you at this educational workshop. There will be APLD CEU’S available for this event. 
Questions regarding this event?? Contact Jane Derickson at
or call 973-467-4799


August 2013
August 2013
APLD NJ Newsletter
In This Issue
President’s Message
Detroit Conference
A Call for Submissions…
Chapter meeting/event Dates



August 13 Summer Plant Symposium with NJNLA


September 19

Brock Farms


October 25

Greenwood Gardens Tour, dinner following at The Boxcar, Short Hills




Dates to Remember
September 19

Brock Farms


October 25

Greenwood Gardens

Tour and Dinner




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President’s Message
President’s message:
Camaraderie, listening, looking, learning, seeing, planning,visiting, talking, note taking and photography were savored as APLD members went from financially troubled Detroit to visit gardens in some of the very most affluent suburbs in the US. A restored Frank Lloyd Wright home and garden, the Jens Jensen designed Edsel Ford estate property and the Ford truck division ten acre green roof were among the diverse landscape design sites seen. This conference was snappy, exciting and well organized. I was so glad to be there with six other chapter members. We missed those of you who could not attend.
Stay tuned for chapter events planned: next week, Tuesday, August 13 we have the Summer Plant Symposium at Rutgers Gardens where we are once again partnering with NJNLA. Then we have a meeting and tour at Brock Farms, our newest sponsor – Thursday, September 19 and a Greenwood Gardens tour on Friday, October 25 followed by a dinner at The Boxcar, Short Hills.  We are planning a visit to two Morris County Park sites in November, and an over night trip to Long Island in late July, early August 2014.
Jane Derickson-Friar



This just in!

News and photos from the APLD National Conference

Out and Touring at Conference

Lake St. Clair

Shoreline Detroid

From Laurel Von Gerichten, Laurelbrook Design
Jeffrey White designed a lakefront residence that included a natural shoreline with aquatic plants to soften the banks.  Lake St. Clair has almost no remaining marshland due to development, with recreational boating making the waters choppy.  It is a challenge to restore the shoreline due to many local regulations as well.  Shoreline restoration is a relatively new area in which designers can become certified.


Photos From Detroit 2013 Conference

APLD NJ Representation at Detroit Conference

2013 APLD Conference Attendees

front row:
DespinaMetaxatos Laurel vonGerichten, APLD

back row:

Jane Derickson; Susan Cohan, APLD (APLD President Elect); Susan Olinger, APLD (APLD 2012 Past President); Jock Lewendon, APLD (APLD Treasuer & Secretary); Pamela Dabah.

Susan Olinger, APLD Receives Award Susan Olinger Receives Award

Susan Olinger, APLD was presented with a gift thanking her for her work on the APLD Board in her role as 2012 Past President.

Out and About…

Farmington Hills Garden

Photo Submitted by Susan Olinger
Farmington Hills Garden

Turkel House
Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

Turkel House

Photo submitted by Susan Olinger

Turkel House Garden
Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

Turkel House Garden

Photo submitted by Susan Olinger

Garden by Daryl Toby

Aquafina Garden

Gathered are a group of members in a garden designed by Daryl Toby of Aquafina.  Huge boulders and steel define the space, which is accented with colorful foliage plants and contemporary sculpture.
Photo submitted by Susan Olinger


Annual Color Splash

Detroit, 2013
Planted out beds

APLD Members

Detroit, 2013
APLD Group
APLD Conferences are about the power of showing up with a mind open to the experience. Who knew that in Detroit what we see in the media is only a small part of the story?  I would not have known it was a city full of hope, opportunity, and incredible landscape design if I hadn’t gone. Thank you APLD….from Susan Cohan


Bravo, Detroit!
by Despina Metaxatos
The conference was a great introduction to Detroit, I enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing inspired green spaces and gardens both public and private…
What better way to see the Motor City that in a motorized scooter like the Segway? Two groups of conference goers took the opportunity Friday afternoon to roll around Detroit highlights.  After a safety video and a few practice turns and rolls, we headed along the Riverwalk on a breezy afternoon, as far as Milliken State Park.  We admired the newly native  plantings and oriented ourselves with the thoughtfully presented area map etched in the concrete (If I had known Canada was that close, I’d have brought my passport!)
Then we made a left turn and rolled along the Dequindre Cut Greenway, formerly a Grand Trunk railway line below street level.  Here and there, the stone walls were decorated with the most artistic graffiti I have seen (murals, really).  There was plenty of room to roam along the 20 foot wide path; coming from the NYC metro area’s crowded parks (where Segways are illegal), I felt the word needs to get out to Detroiters about their great new parks–we encountered just a few joggers.  Low population density and wide sidewalks made the Segway a natural choice.
The Campus Martius Park and Lafayette Gardens, our last two highlights, demonstrated innovative ways of rethinking urban public space; the first transforming a little-used central city concrete plaza into a multiuse venue featuring a cafe, concert and movie venue, an urban sandy beach that turns into a skating rink in winter, while retaining the historical statue and improving pedestrian flow–Bravo!
Lafayette Gardens was the solution to a deteriorating city center office building slated for demolition.  Instead of rebuilding, the city created breathing room and universal access with this raised metal container bed garden, featuring whimsical sculptures made from recycled material, biodiverse plantings, a veggie garden and bioswale.  Again, Bravo Detroit!


NJNLA Summer Plant Symposium
August 13, 2013  Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick
  Registration begins at 8:30am
Garden Center and Landscape Design tours depart at 9am
Landscape Industry Classes start at 9am
Rutgers Gardens tours start at 3pm
Tree demonstrations begin at 3pm
barbecue begins at 3:30pm
Keynote speaker John Gwynne at 6 PM
Rare plant live auction at 7 PM
For registration call:609-291-7070
or by web



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A Call for Submissions….
Anybody looking to submit articles or photos for future newsletters please send your questions and material to:
Jeannie Marcucci
Jeannie Marcucci

APLD New Jersey Chapter Writer

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