November 17, 2013 at 7:30pm to November 18, 2013 at 12am
We are heading to America's Walking City for the 2013 ASLA Conference and invite you to celebrate with our sponsors and us. Join in on the biggest Land8 Happy Hour yet... Boston STYLE! We have chosen Howl at the Moon Boston, known as the hottest party place in the Financial District, with its dueling piano bar upstairs and Ultra…See More
"Jason, great thought on ASLA fancy booths... On a side note, I will have to keep the frills to a minimum this year in my booth to encourage all to get down to business like you noted. Thanks for the thought."
"I do like the ASLA expo, usually spend 6~8hrs on that floor (cursory view through the whole floor, then saying hello to the reps we work with and then more in-depth Q&A on new products) - making contacts and following up later. For…"
"I try to go to ASLA when I can because of some speakers (and the "big guys/gals in the profession are so much more approachable than architects) and the great trade show floor. But I also go to MANTS (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade…"
Well, I thought the pin-up gal on the garage monkey's wall was so like 1985 along with those Patrick Nagel prints, until I went to work my booth at the GIE show in Louisville, KY. 17,000 attendees, and my Monrovia booth filled with beautiful living plants looked so awkward in a room filled with brightly colored, male-marketed equipment and in some booths, paid female props, beer and 'brauts all dancing about on dealer night. The pink snow plow for breast cancer, well, was kind of cool, but I…See More
"Great question... the information is so old on-line, and for landscaping so designed for a monoculture rather than a multicultural population of plants. The best information of course is through your Cooperative Extension Office in your region…"
"Personally I feel that note is a bit of a cop-out, just like the release of liability on a valet ticket stub, or a software license agreement. But if it really came down to it, does it really release any liability? What it definitely…"
"The thing I run across a lot is a note that basically says that "plant quantities are provided as a courtesy, contractor to verify quantities". So even though the quantities gave been calculated, I as the contractor have to count them…"
"I knew someone was going to share the world with the ANSI. It has been too long since it was reviewed, and I can think of a few additions. Container sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and injected vs. blow molded. Also,…"
Knowing what the plant's mature height and width will be for a project, do you design with the desired container size in mind or the preferred range of height and width of a specified plant? For trees, design professionals always specify the caliper width along with the container size, but I rarely see on the West Coast a range of desired height and width sizing on planting plans for plants. Why is that? I have attached 2 images: #1 Star Jasmine at standard, or as the trade calls it "retail…See More
"I try to stick with AN-LA American Standards for Nursery Stock. It has never occurred to me or been suggested to me to describe plants in any way other way. I put a note on every plan saying that this standard must be adhered to.
Geez, haven't been told that since I was a young man. Thanks.
There is no indication on my page that we are friends, looks like I'm going to have to contact the powers that be and raise a bit of a ruckus.
With that said, once we are friends on my page, I'll send some thought on the judging, as per your request.
Throughout history—with the exception of the great Olmsted, of course—it seems that landscape architects seldom find their way into the design spotlight. Lurking in the shadows of a project's sources, the portion of folks…