I’m attending the New Directions in Landscape Conference in New London, CT this week and ironically the message I’m hearing was most succinctly put by Bill Cullina, Director of the Maine Botanical Garden. He said, “Let nature take its course. Be the editor, not the writer.” Rick Darke seemed to embody the concept best in work he is doing with Thomas Smarr in Louisville, Kentucky in a bold new city park that reclaimed some old railroad right of way and adjacent wooded lots. This miracle of a city park is being “edited” and developed for a modest $400,000! It used existing materials and plants and disturbed as little natural growth as possible. It clarified existing patterns in the wild making them more easily grasped by people. Opened views to direct one’s attention about what is there and marvelous enough. This view is of a path at CT College Arboretum which was land set aside about a century ago to allow study of native plants and also seems to align with this current thinking of letting nature take its course. #rickdarke #billcullina #thomassmar
I found a kitty burrito this morning.
Not for everyone.
4:30 sqwatz, 225x6 peak set.