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Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Oct 4, 2015.

Plant Communities
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Biehl Dec 16, 2015.

A learning experience?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Leslie B Wagle Aug 22, 2014.

 

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Rob Biehl replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Plant Communities'
"Whether it’s your style to undertake your garden landscaping on your own or to get the professionals in, reading up on the best evergreen shrubs for your yard is a must. Many evergreens such as spruce and firs can grow up to 50 feet in…"
Dec 16, 2015
henry cohen replied to Mark Di Lucido's discussion 'Sustainable Sites'
"Andrew, your last sentence substantiates what I've been saying since the advent of LEED. That it (LEED) is nothing more then good design."
Oct 25, 2015
henry cohen replied to Mark Di Lucido's discussion 'Sustainable Sites'
"Of course you don't know me. If you did you would know that I'm not told how to design, or if I am, I ignore it. That architect was a dream to work with, the only instructions I was given was that he wanted it lush. One may think that a…"
Oct 15, 2015
henry cohen replied to Mark Di Lucido's discussion 'Sustainable Sites'
"Back in 07, just before the crash, I worked on a $300 million project. I was called in late in the process and given six weeks to complete my part of the project. This consisted of two green roofs, a decent size rain garden, facade plantings, indoor…"
Oct 14, 2015
henry cohen replied to Mark Di Lucido's discussion 'Sustainable Sites'
"Agreed. To me, all of those alphabetic organizations are just a means to an end to make money. "
Oct 14, 2015
henry cohen replied to Mark Di Lucido's discussion 'Sustainable Sites'
"From one curmudgeon to another, well said!"
Oct 13, 2015
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture'
"Other than to say that non-native plants can attract dangerous wildlife or can pose fire danger as well, I don't disagree.  "...with all other design criteria being met" may have been a better way to have stated it. My use of…"
Oct 4, 2015
Edward Flaherty replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture'
"Andrew, you wrote: "The only argument that I can see about not using all natives is purely aesthetic." There is another argument or so. Native plants are sometimes part of an ecosystem within which they serve as habitat for other life…"
Oct 3, 2015

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At 3:26pm on November 6, 2013, Lara Moffat said…

Henry: thanks for the head's up on the spamming! The issue has been resolved and we appreciate your email. All the best- Land8

At 5:25am on July 10, 2013, Rob Halpern said…

Henry,

I thought I'd let you chime in if it suited you.

At 10:56am on November 1, 2011, Trace One said…

You know, I JUST found your comment Henry! I saw I had a comment, but could NOT find it!!

 I will always be a luddite..And because of that I like yellow trace - Hanna/Olin did gorgeous renderings on yellow trace with Burnt Umber prismas..Beige is a little shiny usually.

what kind of trace are you?

: )

At 5:28pm on October 16, 2011, Eric Gilbey said…

Henry, I would say that my first couple of weeks of transitioning to the mac OS was a little like a fish out of water...but that didn't last long. I quickly grew fond of the experience. Graphics certainly are faster and better...the biggest reason why we use Macs for demonstrations and presentations and such. I use Safari and Firefox for my browsers. Every once in a while I run into a situation where the site I use might say they run best on IE, but that is very few and far between. Side topic...the photos on your page of the drastic driveway slopes are a bit thought provoking...if you don't mind my asking, what is the story there?

At 7:26am on October 16, 2011, Andrew Garulay, RLA said…
Yeah, the places to be a football fan this year is Buffalo and Detroit. The best thing is the excitement of seeing a team turn around from being really bad for so long. The beauty is that the expectations are low, so when they do get knocked out they'll say "wow, what a great season". Contrast that to high expectations like Phillies/Red Sox or Eagles/Patriots and when they get knocked off it makes you ill. I remember the excitement of the Patriots first Superbowl appearance in '85 and their first win in '01. Now it is an expectation. It takes the fun out of it to some degree.
At 7:03am on October 16, 2011, Andrew Garulay, RLA said…

Henry,

i don't know if you get the NFL network, but they are having a biography on Ed Saban on Thursday night,if you are interested.

At 6:38am on October 7, 2011, Michael Coyle said…
Well that is very close by, I'm pretty sure kirshner's is still in business.  I drive past them everyday, probably only 5 minutes drive from where i live
At 2:57pm on October 6, 2011, Michael Coyle said…

Hi Henry, im curious to know where in Newtown did you work? I do know mike ruane but only in passing... small world.  I will have to check out the new york school you recommended as well.  Thanks for the input

 

-michael

At 8:24pm on September 21, 2011, Steve Martino said…
you are right, I now mostly work on residential and cultural projects.  Years ago I did a lot of work for developers on large scale golf communities and repairing the engineered grading and drainage solutions was a big part of what i spent my time on.
At 9:30am on September 20, 2011, Steve Martino said…

Hello Henry,

I joined this site because I thought the discussions were interesting and curious to me. I just looked at your photos and the houses with the steep driveways gave me an idea for another blog called "all engineers must die" it seems most of my work as a landscape architect has been mitigating work done by engineering criteria.

 

 
 
 

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