The objective in this project was to create a unique space in the main entrance of the house and for that we found inspiration in the volcanic gardens, we chose magnolias, ferns, salvias and rosemary so we could make a multi-sensory space where you could touch, smell, see, eat, and hear the garden.
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Pinterest is a great way to curate images for the office image library and projects. Starting is as easy as setting up a user account and then creating ‘Boards‘ which are like categories for your images so for landscape office you might start with ‘Boards’ like trees, plants, urban parks, squares, stone, and so on and then start collating images by uploading from your computer, phone or ‘pinning’ images from websites. You just need to remember that the images you are ‘pinning’ are public for everyone on the web to see which can be good for publicising your work or what your working on, but you might want to keep it in-house which I’ll cover later.
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Overton Park | Memphis, Tennessee | Image Credit: Flickr User: duluoz-cats
Tennessee’s urban forests, currently valued at about $80 billion, also provide almost $650 million in benefits such as carbon storage, pollution removal, and energy reduction according to a new U.S. Forest Service report.
The authors of Urban Forests of Tennessee, 2009 (published in early 2012) found there are 284 million trees in urban areas in the state, with canopies covering 33.7 percent of 1.6 million acres of urban area. Those urban forests provide an estimated $204 million per year in pollution removal and $66 million per year in energy savings. The study is the first of its kind in Tennessee.
Continue reading Tennessee’s Urban Forests Valued in the Billions
This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web
Biologists question viability of St. Petersburg Pier’s Underwater Garden plans | Craig Pittman and Waveney Ann Moore | Tampa Bay Times
“Los Angeles-based designer of the Lens, Michael Maltzan Architecture, contended in an email to the Times that the Underwater Garden “is based on sound principles of estuary restoration and species diversification that have been applied and proven effective throughout Tampa Bay.”
The bioswales of New York: A city plan to make more tree-stands and less sewage runoff | Dan Rosenblum | Capital New York
Dan gives a brief introduction to bioswales in New York and some background to bioswales.
Jakarta to Plan City Through 2025 | Ronna Nirmala | Jakarta Post
Jakarta, one of the largest cities in Asia has announced that it is currently developing a plan for the city through to 2025.
Urban underground planning in Vietnam neglected | Tuoitrenews.com.vn
Master planning in Vietnam is not just limited to the above ground landscape – the underground also needs a masterplan.
Tide waits for no man: The amazing beach artist who starts every day with a new canvas | Rachel Richkard Straus
Artist Andres Amador creates intricate land art works in the sand that are washed away in hours
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