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Tina is a New York-based illustrator, photographer and technology enthusiast, with a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. When she's not illustrating Star Wars for Lucasfilm, she can be found traipsing around Italy, photographing Florence, her spiritual home.

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Greening NYC: Piet Oudolf’s New Perennialism

Architect Elliet Spring lived in New York for most of her twenties. On her recent return, she was greeted by a different city: no longer so much a concrete jungle, but a city layered with rich, generous vegetation - from the High Line to The Battery. The turn has been in no small measure the influence of one person, Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Here, Elliet looks at Piet's seasonally sensitive, emotionally rich approach to planting, which has spanned a movement: New Perennialism.