Visionary Landscapes: A Photographer’s Journey with Claire Takacs
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by Tony Spencer
1M ago
When one of the world’s leading photographers of hyper-beautiful gardens decides that beauty is no longer enough, it captures your attention. My next Talk is with Aussie photographer Claire Takacs to hear first hand about her hyper-ambitious two-year journey to explore and document 80 of the most innovative garden landscapes from around the world. Her focus is on projects that dare to take on the bigger questions about sustainability, pollution, biodiversity, and urbanization, all in the face of climate change. Claire collaborated with multi-talented Italian landscape architect and writer Giac ..read more
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Designing with Randomness: A Masterclass in Planting Design
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by Tony Spencer
2M ago
Join me on the leading-edge with James Hitchmough, Professor Emeritus of University of Sheffield, a genius innovator and iconoclast in modern planting design. James will catch us up on his latest design projects, informed by horticultural ecology where he continues to break new ground, in collaborations with Tom Stuart-Smith, Nigel Dunnett, and Piet Oudolf among others. For those looking to the future of planting design, I strongly encourage you to register for this virtual masterclass and must-make event. The post Designing with Randomness: A Masterclass in Planting Design appeared first on T ..read more
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Piet Oudolf At Work: A Conversation
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by Tony Spencer
3M ago
Right from its plain brown-wrap cover, the new book 'Piet Oudolf At Work' strikes a different chord in how it chooses to show and tell its story. Oudolf has always been a visual thinker and his creative process is both far more abstract, complex and subtle than can easily be described in words. So instead of verbiage, At Work visually walks us through each phase of the design process, as the landscapes he envisions in his mind make the creative leap to colour-coded plans on paper. This is his first book to delve into such depth, openly sharing plans from nearly 30 projects in the largest colle ..read more
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Let’s Build Wildlife Habitat into Everyday Places Everywhere
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by Tony Spencer
3M ago
Where others see trash in an industrial wasteland, John Little sees the raw materials to create startlingly effective ecological habitat. For 25 years now, this English innovator has worked to recycle, reclaim and repurpose the stuff we throw away into artful ecological structures. He takes a mix of crushed highway rubble, rusted out old cars, smashed bathroom tiles together with handfuls of wildflower seeds, and rejigs all the broken pieces to fit just about any niche in the urban jungle. Everything from green roofs and habitat walls to bus shelters and buzzy meadow landscapes. The post Let’s ..read more
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Nöel Kingsbury: Wild about the future
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by Tony Spencer
3M ago
There's no time like the present to talk about the future. That's the premise for the next edition of The New Perennialist Talks with very special guest writer Nöel Kingsbury. Our goal is to consider the future of naturalistic garden design and where it might go next. This feels like a singular opportunity to put out our collective antennae and Nöel is superbly qualified to lead off this discussion. The post Nöel Kingsbury: Wild about the future appeared first on The New Perennialist ..read more
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Happy Earth Mother’s Day
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by Tony Spencer
3M ago
It feels like the right day to celebrate mothers, earthly and otherwise. After all, our roots are umbilically connected. My mother used to love to tell this story about my early brush with the world of flowers. One summer, when I was no more than six years old,  she gave me an envelope full of marigold seeds and a few instructions on how to plant them. This being the first time in my life attempting any such thing, the task became a kind of slow-motion adventure. I dropped a few tiny seeds into a soil-filled terra cotta pot, watered it and set out the pot on the sunny stone wall outside t ..read more
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Piet Oudolf At Work: A Conversation
The New Perennialist
by Tony Spencer
1y ago
Right from its plain brown-wrap cover, the new book 'Piet Oudolf At Work' strikes a different chord in how it chooses to show and tell its story. Oudolf has always been a visual thinker and his creative process is both far more abstract, complex and subtle than can easily be described in words. So instead of verbiage, At Work visually walks us through each phase of the design process, as the landscapes he envisions in his mind make the creative leap to colour-coded plans on paper. This is his first book to delve into such depth, openly sharing plans from nearly 30 projects in the largest colle ..read more
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Dump your Preconceptions about What a Garden Should Be
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by Tony Spencer
1y ago
Where others see trash in an industrial wasteland, John Little sees the raw materials to create startlingly effective ecological habitat. For 25 years now, this English innovator has worked to recycle, reclaim and repurpose the stuff we throw away into artful ecological structures. He takes a mix of crushed highway rubble, rusted out old cars, smashed bathroom tiles together with handfuls of wildflower seeds, and rejigs all the broken pieces to fit just about any niche in the urban jungle. Everything from green roofs and habitat walls to bus shelters and buzzy meadow landscapes. The post Dump ..read more
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John Little: Bringing Chaos and Complexity back into New Landscapes
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by Tony Spencer
1y ago
Where others see trash in an industrial wasteland, John Little sees the raw materials to create startlingly effective ecological habitat. For 25 years now, this English innovator has worked to recycle, reclaim and repurpose the stuff we throw away into artful ecological structures. He takes a mix of crushed highway rubble, rusted out old cars, smashed bathroom tiles together with handfuls of wildflower seeds, and rejigs all the broken pieces to fit just about any niche in the urban jungle. Everything from green roofs and habitat walls to bus shelters and buzzy meadow landscapes. The post John ..read more
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Wildscape Update: New Talks
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by Tony Spencer
1y ago
When I first posted my idea for Wildscaping here in spring 2019, it was with the secret hope that both the word and its spirit might take on a life of its own. Like a message in a digital bottle. We all know what happened next. Driven by the pandemic lockdowns, we experienced a seismic cultural shift to suddenly embrace all things plants, gardens, and matters of biodiversity in ways no-one could have ever predicted or imagined. The post Wildscape Update: New Talks appeared first on The New Perennialist ..read more
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