The Artistic Overlay: Making "Wild" Legible
Ecological design need not be a bitter aesthetic pill that our clients must swallow to do the right thing. The order inherent in our wild native landscapes is widely considered beautiful. By translating that ecology-based order into the aesthetically based language of fine garden design, the results can be much more universally embraced by our clients. In addition, Larry will illustrate how highly gardenesque - and even formal - elements can gracefully interact and intermingle with wilder woodland, shrubland and meadow compositions. This approach can result in landscapes that are both ecologically productive and visually pleasing to clients with a variety of aesthetic preferences.
Sustainable Development & Design
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Examine techniques for translating natural vegetative patterns into legible garden compositions.
Learn to ‘ameliorate wildness’ through the introduction of formal planted and constructed elements into the landscape composition.
Learn to use natural succession as a model for creating landscapes that change compositionally over time, and add a fourth dimension to the user’s experience.
Larry Weaner, FAPLD
New Directions in the American Landscape
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