Juliette Waide in the Telegraph writes
“Hang on to your hollyhocks – someone’s having a go at our gardens. An American academic, if you please, is saying that we are making too much of them; that the energy we put into our own patches is sapping our attention, “holding Britain back” from concentrating on its public spaces.
True, Martha Schwartz, a landscape architect and Harvard professor, is right when she says that all too many public parks are litter-strewn wastelands, about as horticulturally interesting as boxes of paperclips. But for this, blame years of council-budget capping, not the lupins and lilacs we grow at home.”
[SOURCE: Britain’s gardens: A private passion and a public disgrace – Telegraph]
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The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com reports
“The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission’s decision to ask German artist and landscape architect Herbert Dreiseitl submit a proposal for an installation at Ann Arbor’s city hall has generated a quite a bit of discussion.”
[SOURCE: Ann Arbor’s public art program gets attention – Judy McGovern – The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com]
Democrat and Chronicle reports
“A new trail for bicyclists and pedestrians that runs along the Lake Ontario State Parkway is expected to open by November.
State Department of Transportation crews started last week clearing away scrub vegetation to prepare for the $1.9 million project, said DOT spokeswoman Lori Maher……… Jon Harman, DOT landscape architect, said the new paved 12-foot-wide
trail will run through the existing DOT right-of-way, “weaving in and
out of the existing vegetation.”.”
[SOURCE: Democrat and ChronicleWork begins on Parkway trail in Greece]