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genetic landscape – [int garden fest. ’07]

I was asked some time ago to put my pictures of this garden on the web. Designed by Goncalo Castro Henriques and his team using digital technology the ‘garden was generated in a virtual environment’ and ‘the data transmitted to a machine that produced a hybrid form.’

One should appreciate that the garden was to evolve over a three month period so it is appears very much in its infancy.

inspired by street planting?!!

street planting

street planting

If nothing else apart from making you smile on a Monday morning… wouldn’t it be simply breathtaking if every piece of public area space had as much thought put into it! We may not be able to freely or as easily grow the same varieties of plants in Ireland but horticulture does allow us to take inspiration [instead of replication in this case] and what a difference it would make?!!

Have a very happy Monday – enjoy!

peter

epiphytic? platycerium?!

this is the platycerium bifurcatum, more commonly know as staghorn fern. I thought it worth a mention being that it is so unusual and not exactly what one might see on O’Connell Street!

For those of you who dont know… epiphytic plants, in this case of fern, are plants that grow above the ground level and use other plants/ objects to support them. They don’t root in soil and are not parasitic in nature but by doing this they avoid or increase their competition for light. As you can see this one is relatively new and needed a little assistance to be adapted to its new home.

Slán go foill

peter

Hands…

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… but today we return from our summer holidays and after a fine rest it is a delightful welcome I give to our beloved Irish weather, another no doubt amazing horticultural calender year and to a trade I dearly love. Whatever your plans these coming seasons – enjoy.

Happy Horticulture 2008!

peter