Making Memories  -  Summer 2014
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Lobelia cardinalis 
Cardinal Flower
A full-sun perennial, Cardinal Flower is also great for wet locations. 

Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, the plant is 3-4' at maturity and blooms July to September.
Lobelia siphilitica is a native, blue form from which the compact  'Fan Blue' is derived. 



Ceratostigma plumbaginoides



A sturdy, perennial ground cover, Plumbago grows 10" in height and blooms August to October. 


Bright red flower buds and cobalt blue flowers make a striking combination. Spent flowers remain attractive, as foliage turns from green to scarlet in fall. 


Tolerates heat and humidity and thrives in well drained soil.


Gaura lindheimeri 
'Whirling Butterflies'
Wand Flower
Gaura's wispy white blooms  on display from May through October look like an annual faerie convention. 

This perennial plant is much tougher than its graceful flowers make it seem. 

Deer resistant and drought tolerant, Gaura is an enchanting addition to your garden design. 
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Pear Pendant     .75 x 75 x .5" 


Memories are made of this:  a thoughtful client, who wanted to give his wife a cast bronze Pear, opted to hold a space for the gift by presenting her with a Pear Pendant while they were traveling in Africa.  


A meaningful duo, a pair of pears, creating an enduring remembrance.   

Pear, cast bronze                              12 x 8.5 x 7.5"
Avocado Redux

Avocado has been on a bit of a journey of its own these past several weeks.  I have been working to recreate this piece in fiberglass, and the results are terrific!  


Lightweight yet incredibly resilient to weather, I am excited to unveil an updated version of one of my earliest forms. 



'A Table for Two' Exhibition

In September, Nancy Tankersley will unveil several new paintings at our duo-exhibition at South Street Art Gallery in Easton, Maryland.  

A Table for Two features Tankersley's impressionistic restaurant-themed paintings alongside my vibrant fruit and vegetable sculptures.  

The exhibition will open during the First Friday Gallery Walk in Easton on September 3, 2014 and will run through November. 


The gallery, located at 5 South Street in Easton, is open Wednesdays - Saturdays, 11-5 PM. Join us, won't you, for this creative collaboration?

The Art of Grilling

As you might guess, I've been channeling a lot of my creative energy into landscape designs this summer.  A stunning, custom BBQ is in its first season of use by clients on the Tred Avon River in Easton.

Fabricated in formed concrete with stainless steel and Corian highlights, the BBQ is a handsome addition to an elegant and practical patio.

Functional Landscaping 


Speaking of function, I recently enjoyed designing a solution for an area with particularly problematic features. Situated off the end of the client's house, in the shade of an enormous silver maple with an extensive root system, this garden needed to rise above the challenge of its location. 


A series of planter boxes, utilitarian in design yet impressive in a group, create an inviting passage from streetside to waterside. Filled with shade-loving plants, this collection solves the problems of excessive shade and root riddled soil and provides extraordinary drainage. 



Lighted Ceiling

In the pipeline for completion late summer is an exciting project at the Bartlett Pear Inn in Easton. Owners, Jordan and Alice Lloyd, are in the early stages of a comprehensive patio and garden renovation (more updates to follow).

The project includes a reconfigured patio to provide outdoor dining opportunities, and a "lighted ceiling" to add a festive ambiance to the dining experience. 

Meanwhile, newly nestled into the gift shop at the Inn are several of my Pear Pendant necklaces for those who'd like to go home with something tangible after a stay at the Bartlett Pear Inn. 

Bartlett Pear Inn, 28 S. Harrison Street, Easton, MD

And here we are, creating memories again. 



Best regards,


Jan Kirsh Landscapes and Studio | 410.745.5252 | |
PO Box 246
Bozman, MD 21612

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