Friday, January 26, 2007


So much of design is about line and shape, mass and void, it can be easy to forget that the other components harmonizing with curve, angle, and tangent must also be deeply considered. Plants are beautiful and seductive by their very nature, so it is too easy to skew things the other direction as well: that is, designing around plants. So what's the answer, then, if each aspect depends so much on every other? A considerate designer gathers all their knowledge --be it of tree or stone, circle or square -- and bundles it into a kind of story. With skill, insight and imagination, we designers weave tales of beauty, transition, birth, death, and shadow in the landscape. We give those who are thoughtful enough to create a garden endless possibilities to be inspired by the magic of nature and light and growth.