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Plant Driven Design: Creating Garden That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit

Articles: Plant Driven Design: Creating Garden That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit

Early in the wet spring of 1997, I attended my first workshop with Lauren Springer, one entitled “The Beauty of the High and Dry.” Recently, I browsed through the handout for that class. My notes were strewn with underlines, stars, and exclamation points. How she combined plants, in such unexpected ways, captured my attention.

Lauren’s passion and daring inform both her gardens and her talks. Now with husband Scott Ogden, their familiarity with natural processes and relationships, coupled with a cosmopolitan plant palette, is conveyed through fresh interpretations and expressed in artistic, sustainable gardens in their new book, Plant Driven Design: Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit.

The subtitle expresses just what this book is about. It is a tribute to the power of plants in our lives. The authors remind us that,
The opportunity for a personal relationship with the natural world is essential to a garden, but may be lost simply by failing to include plants in a way that celebrates their inherent character and natural power. Gardens are certainly for people, but to actually be gardens, they must be created with plants first in mind.
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