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Landscape as Rhetoric

Hidcote Manor in England has its own rhetoric, dividing the garden into separate rooms. Landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn in her book The Language of Landscape wrote “Landscape is a play with many actors–flowers, people, trees, rocks–who come and go across…

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Gardening as Art

Art expresses the colors of nature in this 1888 catalog of American seedsman W. W. Rawson, Boston. The fact that you garden is amazing in a society like ours where immediate gratification is the rule.  You know that gardening makes…

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