One of my favorite designers and plantsmen, whose work has extended the role of process design and the understanding and appreciation of the full life-cycle of plants moves to show how his knowledge an passion has been used in both public spaces and private gardens.
Piet Oudolf, the Dutch leader of the "new perennial" movement has a new book out: "Landscapes in Landscapes." In his complex, endlessly interesting landscapes, Oudolf says he prizes form and texture as much as color. He almost exclusively uses perennials, which he values for their "beauty throughout their natural life cycle." Requiring little maintenance, his naturally sustainable landscapes, which often feature drought-resistant plants and attra … Read More
via The Dirt