Astounding Mosaiculture! Which One is your Favorite?

I hope you will open this link and be ASTONISHED at human ingenuity.

http://myvirtualgarden2.blogspot.com/2013/09/mosaiculture-exhibition.html?m=1

Thank you to Courtney Dobyns, landscape designer in Vermont, for sending weedpatchgazette.com this display of sculptures in Montreal. Three of these models struck home with me: first, I saw the exact big brown incredibly shaggy dog today at the mailboxes store; second, my husband used his chainsaw to carve an Easter Island sculpture out of the red oak that fell down two summers ago; and third, The Man Who Planted Trees is a favorite little book of mine. I found a dusty copy in Alfred Caldwell’s farmhouse in Wisconsin, immediately sat down to hungrily read what Caldwell, a master landscape architect, might have (probably) read, and felt the connection to the importance of those “who plant trees” even more strongly.

PLEASE COMMENT: Did you plant a new tree in your yard this year?

Human Ingenuity At Work

Human Ingenuity At Work

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5 Responses to Astounding Mosaiculture! Which One is your Favorite?

  1. Patricia Hill

    I did plant 2 new (very small) trees–a Blue Beech (Carpinus caroliniana) and one I’ve never seen, Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria). both of them had stunning fall foliage.

    • weedpatchgazette

      Fabulous! Good choices! Thanks, Rommy

  2. Alice Moulton-Ely

    Yes! (Finally) The Redbud you gave me. By the way, Easter Island AND a self-portrait of John Drummond!

  3. Frieda

    Re: planting new trees
    I’ve recently completed the fall harvest of seed pods from my cucumber magnolia (Magnolia acuminata.) It’s an interesting tree.

    • weedpatchgazette

      I love love love this tree, which I don’t have but have always admired. It sounds like you’ve had success created “babies”, which is very cool. Which reminds me–yesterday’s Tribune (11/16) had an article about a group of folks in Riverside, IL who go around town planting tree seeds. Good for them, eh? I love that…

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