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An American at Westonbirt: My Garden at the 2005 Westonbirt Festival of the Garden
Landscape Architecture
  • Miriam Engler, miraengl@iastate.edu
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Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Abstract
Garden festivals first captured my attention 10 years ago with their intense, poetic images and previously unseen garden forms-sprouting woven willow fences; beach chairs and sun collectors strewn about a sunflower field; floating islands of exotic plants surrounded by glass bottles; a caged frozen bird hanging on a dead white tree; blue glass gravel beads. Like poetry, these temporary garden creations are succinct and intense, distilling an idea into a calculated, original, formal composition. Instead of words, they comprise selective plants, materials, and patterns.
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This article is from Landscape Architecture, 94(11) November 2004; 120-124. Posted with permission.

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American Society of Landscape Architects
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Miriam Engler. "An American at Westonbirt: My Garden at the 2005 Westonbirt Festival of the Garden" Landscape Architecture Vol. 94 Iss. 11 (2004) p. 120 - 124
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/miriam_engler/2/