A little while ago, I wrote a piece for Garden Design on lawn alternatives. There are some pointers there for possible substitutes, but most pertinent to this discussion is the question of design.
I hate lawn most when it appears in tiny little remnants that are impossible to mow but still require irrigation and fertilizer. I think a great deal…[Read more]
I just wrote a piece for Landscape Architecture Magazine about a park/aquatic center in Carmel, Indiana. The pool area is the lushest I have ever seen. It was designed by Gregg Calpino in JJR’s Chicago office. I got some plant lists from him, but the magazine didn’t publish it, so it’s not public record. Maybe call the Carmel, IN, Parks department…
Many thanks to all who offered some insight on social networking as part of this discussion. I am intrigued by many of your comments, though (as is often the case in the publishing world) there was far far too much good info for the length of my article. I don’t know when it will publish, but check the Riprap section 2 to 3 months out. Thanks!