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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 1 / Finding the Beginning

Landscape Design Advisories Chapter 1 Finding The Beginning …………………………………………………….R.S. ‘A Good Beginning is a Good Ending’ Creating a place to recieve your life in a considerate way usually takes alot of thought and planning. You will want the elements of your outdoor life to be comfortable and well organised so that you can enjoy whatever […]

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Landscape Design in Snow

DRAWING IN YOUR SNOW Taking time over the drawing phase of your landscape making journey, whether in snow, on sand, lawn or paper, will strongly influence the quality of the choices you will ultimately make in the design of the things for your landscape. Drawing in snow is a pleasant way to get thoughts going […]

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Plant Names and Why They Matter

“Most of us are bored with gossip and photographs of people we do not know. The beginner feels the same way about plants”[1] … The plant scene becomes more interesting when you understand the cast of characters a bit. To develop relationships with the plant players, you will want to get to know them as […]

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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 4 / The Logic of your Property

Landscape Advisories Chapter 4 THE PATH TO UNIFIED LOGIC As with almost everything, thinking in relationships will lead to unity in the outcome. Unity in both the functional and pictorial aspects of a place can best be accomplished if the designed portions are located and shaped for good relationships to other parts of the landscape […]

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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 2 / Approaching Your Land

Landscape Design Advisories Chapter 3 Approaching Your Land A Year of Observation Many of the plant materials and sylvan creatures of our northern landscapes appear and disappear through the course of the seasons, so it will require a year of observation just to fully see who lives on your land. You will want to know […]

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Begin Before the Beginning

” The Red Queen gave Alice sage advice on storytelling when she said, ‘Begin at the beginning, go on until you come to the end, and then stop.’ But it is advice that I seldom follow. I usually begin somewhere before the beginning; write until the beginning identifies itself; and I always run the stop […]

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