Where have all the flowers gone?
Plants are the vocabulary of the designed landscape. The huge diversity of plants once used by landscape designers and cultivated by craftsmen is no longer used by conservationists. Learning this vocabulary by heart, and applying the years of time and effort necessary to learn the skills of cultivation, requires a strong work ethic.
Over the past 100 years, the much-esteemed work ethic and skills of the Victorian gardener largely have been lost, and with that the know-how with which...Expand abstract
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Part of this paper has been drawn from an essay which is to
be included in the forthcoming work Gardens, Garden
Structures and Designed Landscapes in Historic Building
Conservation, Chapter 7 to be published by John Wiley &
Sons during Spring 2014.