Dallas, Part 1

I came to Dallas with few preconceived ideas.  I haven’t been here since 1978.  It’s changed a bit.  As I said last week, what I did expect was to be inspired by what I see and hear.  That’s happened already.  My first impressions are about the juxtaposition of materials in the gardens we’ve visited.  The attention to materials used in a pure way has blown me away.  Industrial with organic,  hard with soft,  fine with coarse are all part of the mix.

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Equisetum, brick, aluminum, Buffalo grass, concrete

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Stone, brick, stained glass, and wood

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Tempered glass, aluminum, Buffalo grass, concrete

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Bronze, mirrored glass, plants and brick

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Pebbles, aggregate and smooth concrete

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Soft turf and brick

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Glass, stone, plants

There will be more on the gardens as soon as I have a chance to process everything and organize my thoughts.  It’s a whirlwind of input.

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Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
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3 Responses to Dallas, Part 1

  1. Lynn Wilhelm says:

    Hi Susan,
    Keep Tweeting and posting. I wish I was there!

  2. Looks like you’re seeing some of the same spaces we toured with the GWA. That’s great, because it opens up a dialog. Looking forward to your informed take on them.

  3. Steve says:

    Susan, it’s been quite a rassle coming to grips with the Mare’s Tail which was considered a nasty weed during my time in British Columbia. I swear, it’s everywhere. You leave a quarter inch piece of that from your weedings and, in 3 weeks, there’s a plant! But structurally, I can think of few developments which give a cooler upright line – or lines. I now use it in water features and near rock groupings like a favorite plant. Who knew constant rainfall was why it made itself so ubiquitous?

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