The former stripper has been a regular on "Oprah," designed for Charlize Theron, trained on climate change with Al Gore and hosted a forum on sustainability with the Dalai Lama. He's written five books all garden-related , created his own line of outdoor furnishings and garden tools, and founded a landscape company, Patio, which is designing gardens in 11 countries. A No, it's hard because 25 years ago, it was a real grandma's sport. So how does this guy from Aus make geraniums sexy to young people?
Gardens reveal the relationship between culture and nature, yet in the vast library of garden literature few books focus on what the garden means - on the ecology of garden as idea, place, and action. The Meaning of Gardens maps out how the garden is perceived, designed, used, and valued. Essays from a variety of disciplines are organized around six metaphors special to our time - the garden muses of Faith, Power, Ordering, Cultural Expression, Personal Expression, and Healing. Each muse suggests specific inspirations for garden and landscape design.
Hot summer nights aren't the only thing steaming up your vegetation. Author, lecturer and botanic illustrator Angela Overy thinks it's time you learned about the birds and the bees - and more specifically, the sexual liaisons of plants -- in your own backyard. Overy developed the unusual class to provide a voyeuristic look at what really goes on in gardens by comparing human sexuality to the sex lives of plants. The course is divided into three lessons that incorporate audio, video, Web links, and animation. Speaking of bees, if you don't want them to spoil a backyard cookout, you might invite them to pull up a chair.
The plot community garden is located in Octagon Park and run by a volunteer board. She has accused other members of overnight partying in the space—with compost bins to store solo cups and the garden shed a nexus of illicit activity. At some point, the communal garden shed was set on fire, and the garden was briefly closed it has since reopened. If you want to know more, I am sure there will be further reports in the Times, or the Roosevelt Island paper.