Archive for the ‘landscape design’ tag
It’s been a busy week, but here’s some fun stuff to check out on the web. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.
- New event promotes gardens and guitars.
- Rethinking responsibility.
- Scholarship for green industry communication students.
- Cool contest for rural landscape design.
- A (nearly exhaustive) list of drought-tolerant plant resources.
- Above: Marty and I talk about why you should attend GROW! 2013 in Nashville.
Frederick Law Olmsted, besides having an awesome beard, is the recognized father of American landscape architecture.
His fingerprints are all over iconic American green spaces, including Central Park, the Biltmore estate and the grounds of the White House and (above) the U.S. Capitol building.
Here are the first three:
- Respect “the genius of a place.” This is a fancier way of saying plant the right plants.
- Subordinate details to the whole. Each piece of your design (bricks, trees, grass) adds up to a much larger whole.
- The art is to conceal art. The people who experience your landscape shouldn’t realize they’re experiencing it at all.
You can read the rest of them here.