‘Om’ in the Garden

We need to balance the pace and intensity of modern life with periods of what poet May Sarton has called “open time, with no obligations except toward the inner world and what is going on there.” ~ Thomas Moore So how to touch the inner world in a garden?.. I suggest chanting ‘OM.’ (really it […]

The Enchantment of a Curved Garden Walk or Wall

The line of a garden walk can be an integral part of the overall composition rather just a simple linkage. And the layout of a garden wall can be something more than a physical barrier. For example, ancient Chinese garden designers used curving perimeter walls to enclose their revered gardens. Osvald Siren described the winding […]

Trompe l’oeil for 21st Century Landscapes

Michael Krondl – waterworks in Katonah, NY One day in 2007 I was driving along a road in my area when I saw a long wall of falling water that wasn’t there before. The water was gushing over the wall but I saw no evidence of any water beyond that . Hmmm….. Photo by Jan […]