Lisa Town

  • Lisa Town replied to the topic Seattle Landscapes in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 13 years ago

    Nice! And that is very ambitious, Seattle is incredibly hilly!

    Did you take photos? You should post them!

  • Lisa Town replied to the topic Organic Plants in the forum PLANTS & HORTICULTURE 13 years ago

    You are right, hardiness is not the right word. Healthy is more what I was getting at from no artificial fertilizers, etc. I was just trying to find a word other than organic since that seemed to cause some confusion.

    Green roofs are such a difficult thing as a green roof is just not a native habitat therefore one must dip into other plant…[Read more]

  • Lisa Town replied to the topic Organic Plants in the forum PLANTS & HORTICULTURE 13 years ago

    Hardiness, exactly! I’m totally down with the drought tolerants and the natives though. Although sometimes I find the term drought tolerant a little funny in Seattle šŸ˜‰

    But yes, the question of price is the key. Is it really worth it to pay the extra cost? Will the survival rate of the plants dramatically be increased in stressful situations? I…[Read more]

  • Lisa Town replied to the topic Organic Plants in the forum PLANTS & HORTICULTURE 13 years ago

    Sorry, I think you misunderstood my question. Although I’m not sure why the term organic is confusing since it is a standard term that nurseries get certifications for. I’m not talking about edibles here.

    I’m not asking about actual plant selection as I have a plant list already, they are drought tolerant natives. My question is if anyone has…[Read more]

  • Lisa Town replied to the topic Organic Plants in the forum PLANTS & HORTICULTURE 13 years ago

    Scientific data would be great. Do organic plants do better in urban situations, especially stressful ones, than nursery stock with today’s typical practices?

    Perhaps someone in the UK where these type of plants are more readily available…?

  • Lisa Town replied to the topic Organic Plants in the forum PLANTS & HORTICULTURE 13 years ago

    Now this is a cool…here’s a couple blurbs I found on one nurseries page (Menzie’s Natives Nursery) that describes their practices:

    We gather a lot of our own seeds and plant them here at the Nursery using soils consisting of native materials and organic amendments, having worked with and growing in our natural mediums. The Nursery makes it’s…[Read more]

  • Lisa Town replied to the topic Organic Plants in the forum PLANTS & HORTICULTURE 13 years ago

    Very true, organic truly does mean something different to many people. In my case I am looking for the “no chemical fertilizers” route. Does that mean I need the certification? No, nor would I find it as the industry isn’t quite there yet. Anyone have any luck with them internationally? Advice on what you learned?

    Our approach so far is to…[Read more]

  • Thanks Jason, I actually found the article too in my research. Seems the US is waiting for the consumer to really stand up and ask for organic. Maybe if we succeed in getting it into the specs we can help give that snowball a little nudge.

    This questions stems from some things being done over here in Europe. It seems that organic plants used on…[Read more]


  • Seattle Civic Center
    This is a complex of three blocks in downtown between James and Cherry and 3rd and 6th. It is south of the Bank of America tower. The first two blocks, the Justice Center and the City Hall are completed and the last piece, the Civic Square Plaza is being designed right now (Iā€™m on the design team for that at Atelier D…[Read more]

  • oh yeah, I can help you out here…..let me compile a bit of a list which I’ll post soon. You’re gonna love Seattle!

  • This kind of topic is not necessarily specific to the palm. The entire area of Dubai and the many projects is has that are built, currently being designed and are currently under a competition, could be subject to this very question.

    It really is amazing the lack of vegetation planted on the palm. It looks rather deserted and I don’t see how a…[Read more]

  • Ok, this isn’t a blog but rather a wiki started by a landscape architect in Seattle who is pretty knowledgeable on the subject of green infrastructure. But instead of posting comments to someone elses blog, you can become a member of the wiki and add your contributions and help build the database of green elements and world wide case studies.…[Read more]

  • Here in Germany each state holds a Garden Show that is centered around some sort of new town planning effort. So instead of just flowers and gardening, it has a landscape architecture/planning element to it. I recently went to the show for the state of Bavaria, held in Neu Ulm. In addition to being centered around a new housing development, they…[Read more]

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