House Beautiful – Gardens with Grandeur

House Beautiful interviews Ed Hollander: “A garden is a lot like an interior – wishy washy never works.”

“Any garden can look stately, even if it’s small. When I say ‘stately,’ I don’t mean to conjure up images of Versailles – not to mention the amount of labor it takes to maintain that degree of control over nature! But a garden with a plan – one that is sensitive to the site, considers moveĀ­ment and scale, and has an idea to anchor it – promises both beauty and elegance. In other words, a garden is a lot like an interior: wishy-washy never works.”