Friday, December 14, 2018

Garden Design: Using Only Trees

France was an education in Garden Design with Trees while studying historic gardens there.  French Garden Design, with bushes/perennials removed, leaving trees, are wicked good in intellect while magnificently more beautiful.  A concept not approached in USA Garden Design.
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This dear Garden Design, below, not French but still, only trees, no bushes/perennials. 
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Would be fun to use same plants/house, below, in the French manner.  What does that mean?  Add garden rooms, entries, allees, focal points on axis, pots, urns, gravel, stone, to the Garden Design, below. 
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Quite a few rich intricacies, below.  Trees for buffering winter winds, saving on HVAC, trees for buffering summer sun, saving on HVAC, and trees for pollinators, trees for food to the kitchen, trees raise property values, trees providing privacy, trees providing all year color. 


Trees Save Money House
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Quite fine, above.  I know you're both.  Put it all in your Garden Design.   
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Antique Garden Plans (free to print) from the Graphics Fairy
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 Set of 4 French Antique Garden Plan of Château de Petit-Bourg Archival Print on Watercolor Paper
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 early French garden design.
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Antique Prints of Architecture by Johannes Kip from The Ancient & Present State of Gloucestershire 1768
Pic, above, here. Maybe not French, but amazing.....trees.
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 I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own. Andy Warhol
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I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.   Andy Warhol    " 
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Garden & Be Well,   XO T
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"...it is your aversion that hurts. Nothing else." Hermann Hesse

"So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness."  Hermann Hesse
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The Hidden Life of Trees : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
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"It all starts with the wolves. Wolves disappeared from Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, in the 1920s. When they left, the entire ecosystem changed. Elk herds in the park increased their numbers and began to make quite a meal of the aspens, willows, and cottonwoods that lined the streams. Vegetation declined and animals that depended on the trees left. The wolves were absent for seventy years. When they returned, the elks’ languorous browsing days were over. As the wolf packs kept the herds on the move, browsing diminished, and the trees sprang back. The roots of cottonwoods and willows once again stabilized stream banks and slowed the flow of water. This, in turn, created space for animals such as beavers to return. These industrious builders could now find the materials they needed to construct their lodges and raise their families. The animals that depended on the riparian meadows came back, as well. The wolves turned out to be better stewards of the land than people, creating conditions that allowed the trees to grow and exert their influence on the landscape."  Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate.  Via, Brain Pickings, here
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Alt National Park Service ~ German forest ranger Peter Wohlleben says trees are social beings, interconnected thanks to a natural network.
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 Aslan Art Print Framed
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 The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben "There are more life forms in a handful of forest than there are people on the planet."
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Designing with only trees too simple ? 

5 comments:

Unknown said...

What an amazing coincidence, I just bought this book earlier today! Can’t wait to read it!

Dewena said...

This post makes me want to start all over, preferably as a 20 year old with years ahead of me on the same piece of land. No use regretting that I can't though, right?

The original 1930s owners here planted trees on the north and east side of the house, a few on the south side, none on the west side where the sun sets except the fencerow hackberries and walnut trees at the road. RH has done what he could, setting out trees slowly as a 76 year old man must.

I've read this post twice, especially loving the Hermann Hesse thoughts. My father would have loved this post!

Unknown said...

I love everyone of your posts. Jeanne

Unknown said...

I love everyone of your posts. Jeanne

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