Jane Carol Gates
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  • Canyon Country, CA
  • United States

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How do you get technical help with Land8Lounge?
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How do I contact technical help? I have 2 questions and don't know who to ask. One is that all the forum messages are coming out over-written and illegible on my screen. Is it Foxfire? Or me? And the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by henry cohen Jul 24, 2010.


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Jane Carol Gates is now friends with Rama Nayeri and Giannis Mpougias
Nov 10, 2012
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All the Garden Cover

My new book, "All the Garden's a Stage: Choosing the Best Performing Plants for a Sustainable Garden" will be available in bookstores and the Internet in April 2012.
Feb 25, 2012
Pat Caughey and Jane Carol Gates are now friends
Jun 20, 2011
Jane Carol Gates commented on Jane Carol Gates's photo


"Thanks, Boilerplater. I know what you mean. I'm actually quite inland from the coast and our weather is only the tiniest bit milder than some parts of Nevada. It's dry, 110'+ in the summer and in the teens in the winter with DG as…"
Sep 16, 2010
Boilerplater commented on Jane Carol Gates's photo


"Congrats! You designers near the coast have it made in terms of the variety of plant material you can use. Farther inland, where I am, we have these extremes of hot and cold that kill the more tender stuff."
Sep 15, 2010
kittycooks commented on Jane Carol Gates's photo


"Congratulations on 2nd place! Woot!"
Sep 15, 2010
Jane Carol Gates replied to Katharine Rudnyk's discussion 'How do you judge a great planting design?'
"I'm still wondering what the judges DID decide? Do you know who finally won? No one seems to be telling...."
Sep 13, 2010
Jane Carol Gates commented on Kevin J. Gaughan's event 'Land8 Happy Hour - DC Style'
"So wish I could get across country to attend. I'd love to meet so many of you in person. Please make sure to post good coverage for all of us who can't attend. Thanks. And have fun, everyone."
Sep 9, 2010
Jane Carol Gates and Katharine Rudnyk are now friends
Sep 9, 2010
Jane Carol Gates and erdinc are now friends
Sep 5, 2010
Jane Carol Gates posted photos
Sep 5, 2010
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Pinkle Residence Plan with new typeface

New typeface for legibility
Sep 4, 2010
Anita Smith commented on Jane Carol Gates's photo


"Very well done...I love it! You created your clients dream yard!"
Sep 3, 2010
Jane Carol Gates commented on Caitlin Allyn Smolewski's photo

Syme Rain Garden

"Nice solution for a rain garden. So glad to see it here!"
Aug 31, 2010
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'BeyondTheHill' by Jane Schwartz Gates

"Er, thanks?!?! Not the kind of comment I'm used to but it gave me the best laugh of the day!"
Aug 24, 2010
henry cohen commented on Jane Carol Gates's photo

Color at work

"You have a great contractor, keep him happy."
Aug 22, 2010

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Landscape Designer, Landscape Contractor
Rhode Island School of Design
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Nick Williams
Shirley Bovshow
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Garden writer, fine artist, illustrator, cartoonist, horticulturist

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At 9:29am on September 14, 2010, henry cohen said…
Congratulations to you! 2nd place ain't bad. continue the good work.
At 2:47pm on September 13, 2010, henry cohen said…
I called you this morning to ask the same question. I also called Jeffery and he hasn't heard either. I don't know what's happening. I'm going to try to call you now.
At 9:27am on September 11, 2010, henry cohen said…
Thanks Jane. No I'm not going to D.C. But I did set up a meet and greet for NY area member's of LAND 8. It will happen on Oct. 7, plenty of time for you to plan the trip East.
At 3:57pm on September 10, 2010, henry cohen said…
Congratulations to you for finishing in the top three. Your design is most beautiful and well done.
I'm glad that you finally got the glich out and were able to show it properly.
I wish you good luck on Sunday night.
At 11:08am on August 25, 2010, Naomi Sachs, ASLA, EDAC said…
Done! And not just cuz I like you:) I think your design looks great.
At 4:31pm on August 23, 2010, Yolanda Vanveen said…
Thanks for sharing Jane and for all your hard work with plants and painting...you are very creative!
At 3:33pm on August 23, 2010, Naomi Sachs, ASLA, EDAC said…
I didn't know you were here, either! I also didn't know that you went to RISD. I was at Brown from 1987-1992, then lived in Providence for another 4 years after that. The Therapeutic Landscapes Network has a group on L8L, so please join if you're interested. I'm seeing your photos as I type this; they are beautiful! Best, N
At 8:28am on July 29, 2010, henry cohen said…
And good morning to you Jane--- Thank you for your kind words and for your vote. I visited your web site and looked at your drawings, just beautiful, wish I had a pencil as good as yours.
I well understand the economic limitations of the times, I also have been hit hard. So much so that I've "semi retired", so I don't have the nonsense of looking for work and getting ulcers while doing so.
As to drawings, a little story. My mentor, who has been a LA for over 50 years, complained to me that there was only one hand drawn plan in the competition, he's old school and does wonderful work. If his life depended on it it, he would not be able to do a drawing in CAD.
I recently sat on jury at Columbia University, there was a young man on the jury, who, I was told, could do all kinds of wonderful things with various programs, but could not even draft.
So, you are way ahead of many folks. A suggestion, if I may, make friends with folks who use CAD and Photoshop, see if they will make copies for you and try to learn how to use them.
Though you're not an LA, you'll want to represent yourself as professionally as possible.
I have been fortunate to have folks who have been very helpful in the past and I try to do the same. If you ever have any questions, I'll always be here for you.
Here is my e mail--hcland.designs@gmail.com.
At 3:55pm on July 28, 2010, henry cohen said…
Don't worry about the glitzy software, you're kicking butt with your software. What are you using?
If it is an older version of Photoshop, try Gimp. It's open source and free and works almost like photoshop.
At 11:11am on July 28, 2010, henry cohen said…
How about converting the drawing to a PDF, just a suggestion.



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