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An Idiosyncratic Survey of Sculpture, in Gardens of the Western World

APRIL, 2015 As we create our gardens, we often find that the presence of plant material alone cannot satisfy our aesthetic sensibilities, and so we begin the often perplexing quest for objects to use as decoration for our little Edens. Sometimes, our beds of well-tended plants seem incomplete and in need of punctuation. The dedicated … Continue reading »

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Hudson River Valley Gardens–Part Two: Stonecrop, & Kykuit

December 2013. The impulse to collect–whatever one happens to want to accumulate—is powerful. As one hunts for treasure, each discovery, rather than satisfying, seems instead to whet the appetite; after all, treasures exist most properly in troves. Humans are greedy souls. At first glance, the shaggy, encyclopedic collection of plants at Stonecrop Gardens (which perch … Continue reading »

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