Cheryl Corson Design L.L.C.

“Children develop a greater sense of belonging to their community and its physical environment when the have a chance to learn and play outdoors. By belonging, they develop social responsibility, empathy, and compassion for one another and the natural world.”
- Cheryl Corson, Grounds for Learning

PUBLICATIONS

Design Tips

Not Your Grandmother's Tree Box

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News
July 2014

How one Capitol Hill block is caring for it's tree boxes.


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Roses are Easy...Really!

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News
June 2014

If you have a sunny, well-drained spot and can dig a deep hole in which to add compost, you can plant a rose. 


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Out on a Limb

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News
May 2014

Washington, DC is home to many sub-cultures, and last month at the U.S. National Arboretum one of them, competitive tree climbing, was out in force. 


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Time for Plant Tourism!

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News
April 2014

With winter finally in the rear view mirror, what better way to satisfy your pent up demand for spring than to visit some of our area’s most beautiful estates, gardens, and arboreta during their annual plant sales? 


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Getting the Help You Need with Your Garden

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News
March 2014

The budding outdoors will soon beckon and you may wonder if this year you’ll finally do something with the yard. Here are some tips to help you understand your needs and identify the most appropriate professional services for you. 


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MANTS means Plants

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News
February 2014

MANTS is the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Tradeshow held every year in Baltimore. What's new for 2014.


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The Healing Power of Gardens and Landscapes

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News
January 2014

It's been proven that being in nature or even looking at a garden through a hospital window is restorative.


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Caring For Your Trees Without Cutting Them Down

Cheryl Corson
Hill Rag
September 2012

Tees are our humble servants, despite extreme challenging weather that threatens them, and our property. Some good reasons to care for them, and tips on how.
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One Zone Does Not Fit All

Cheryl Corson
Hill Rag
May 2012

Cheryl weighs in on the new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, and shares some ways in which Capitol Hill gardeners can take advantage of Global Climate Change (or is is just warmer weather?).


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Just Say 'No' to Grass!

Cheryl Corson
Hill Rag
May 2011

After a short history of the American Lawn, Cheryl explains how to achieve some of the same aesthetic benefits of grass without the environmental harm, by using groundcover plants that function in much the same way. Entertaining and informative!
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Let's Dance (in your garden)!

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
September 2010

How does a designer creatively approach an empty rectangular space? How have noted landscape architects tackled similar problems in the past? How is landscape design like choreographing a dance? Read this piece and find out.
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Choosing Art for the Garden

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
March 2009

Cheryl draws on her public art background when placing art in her gardens. Learn what to consider, and where to find art locally.
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How Your Garden Can Heal the Environment

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
March 2008

Cheryl tells how gardens can look good and be environmentally friendly. She shows how even a single backyard can benefit the larger eco-system.
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Beautiful Gardens All Year Long

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
September 2007

Cheryl's helpful suggestions for planting for all seasons, designing for smaller spaces, some good books, and more.
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Landscape Planner

Jill Gleason
Metro Washington Home Improvement
October 2006

How to prep your garden for winter - pruning, planting, mulching, dividing, etc., with some helpful hints from Cheryl Corson.
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Embellish Your Best: Using Hardscapes to Enhance your Garden Getaway

Jill Gleason
Metro Washington Home Improvement
September 2006

Paths, walkways, driveways - materials, width, design. Cheryl weighs in.
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Seven Tips for Planting Your Capitol Hill Garden

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
March 2005

Cheryl presents photos and descriptions of how to create garden sanctuaries in this congenial neighborhood of historic row houses and courtyard gardens.
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From Inside Out: Homes with Appeal

Pamela N. Valenzuala
Real Estate Executive
March 2004

Cheryl comments on what to look for in a landscape when purchasing a home.
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Planning the Planting

Cheryl Corson
Voice of the Hill
May 2003

Cheryl provides a concise summary of the many resources available to Washington, DC area gardeners, and links to useful web pages with advice on historic preservation, permitting, and more.
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