Tree Rings, the sculpture I created to honour a maple tree at my garden Glen Villa, is featured in Garden Design Magazine’s on-line newsletter.
I’m really pleased. Why wouldn’t I be? The article is a wow!
Each issue has pieces that capture my attention. Le Jardin Plume, one of my favourite French gardens, was featured in an issue last fall. Drought-proof gardens featured in another issue and while a shortage of water is not an issue for me at Glen Villa — we have plenty of rain in the summer months — as a responsible, ecologically-minded gardener I know that the careless use of water is a bad idea, wherever you live.
There’s more on this topic in the current on-line edition. In an excerpt from her new book The Water-Saving Garden Pam Penick writes about creating the illusion of water by using plants. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
So, thank you Garden Design, for great articles. And thank you for such a great piece about Tree Rings.
NOTE: We’re making some changes at Site and Insight — new text, new photos and — coming soon — new talks. Check the up-dated website here. And do get in touch for information about my sculpture and site-specific art installations, or about speaking to a group in your area. I welcome enquiries. glenvillaartgarden.com
Thanks so much for the shout-out, Pat. As you say, not every region has a water shortage, but being cognizant of water use is good global citizenship. And the nice thing is, it needn’t feel like a sacrifice to do so. My article is meant to show that water-saving gardens can be playful and creative — much like certain of your sculptures! I definitely enjoyed reading about the creation of your tree rings and was pleased to see Garden Design feature it in their e-newsletter. Pam/Digging: penick.net
I have to replant around an area I call The Cascade, and I think you’ll see cascading grasses there, thanks to the Garden Design excerpt.
Congratulations, Pat! Great article! I started subscribing to Garden Design after the Toronto Fling, I’m glad they have highlighted the tree rings sculpture.
I think it’s a very good magazine, and not only because they featured my sculpture!