Saturday, July 16, 2011

EXPANDING AESTHETIC BOUNDARIES OF AUSTRALIAN GARDEN DESIGN Georgia Harvey

5 comments:

  1. wow. that was pretty awesome. they just keep getting better and better!

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  2. Thanks, Billy...an interesting and stimulating paper.

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  3. thanks Anon and faisal..nice to read stuff written from an academic perspective rather than the fluffy garden media fraternity!

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  4. Great article. Is stimulating a lot of thought about what a garden would be like with a uniquely New England or even more specifically New Hampshire identity. Making the "prairie style" the garden style for all of America seems wrong. This place wants to be a forest if you leave it to its own devices. Woody plants seem underutilized in American design right now and I think it is exactly what is needed to make a garden feel at home in New England. Thanks, once again, for making my brain buzz.

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  5. Thanks M.
    'prairie' has almost become a marketing ploy methinks..who can ever arrive at an original 'natural'..its just another environmental 'construct' of Naturalistic as the new Pope. We can however create a package taking on-board original 'indigenous' and any other plant from wherever if it suits our conditions. We must not (and probably cannot) exclude all the cultural/social activities of our history and indeed present in the making of gardens of localised 'identity'! Collect 'locally' and select 'globally'!

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