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Re: Ball gardens....design

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ball gardens....design
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 10:57:23 -0600
  • References: <10983698.1130300085271.JavaMail.root@sniper7>

Noreen, there is design and there is design.

There's "professional Landscape design that has  everything to do with the
plants "
and then there's people who buy (or don't even do that) all those design
books and magazines and design their own gardens.  I'm sure many of those
self-designers are interested in the plants too, but in general, many of
those who design their own landscapes just want a pretty face to show

And then again, as to professional Landscape designers, they are not all
dedicated to the plants.  I've seen plenty of professionally designed home
landscapes that are just terrible.  Some are cookie cutter types, some have
trees that will be huge planted 4 feet from the house, many show no
imagination whatsoever.

I'm not bashing all designers.  Design is important, but not everybody can
agree on what is critical to a design.  Lots of differing priorities.
Remember, design is not the exclusive territory of professional designers.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ball gardens....design

> Kitty, I think you meant something different perhaps with your  statement.
> As a professional Landscape designer I can assure you that  design has
> everything to do with the plants and very little to do with those  that
just purchase
> what's pretty on a whim.  Those are the people that do  not consider
design at
> all, but are going for instant gratification of a  specific area, rather
> the overall design.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 10/25/2005 4:27:19 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Design  has become so important
> though that not much thought seems to be given to  the plants anymore;
> people buy simply for color and don't even  know what they are growing.
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