January 27 2010

Yesterday, our office met at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for the 14th annual Plant-O-Rama horticultural trade show and symposium co hosted with the Metro Hort Group. We attended three lectures demonstrating the trials and tribulations of urban, sustainable, and country landscapes: How Plants Soften and Civil Landscapes by Lynden B. Miller; Garden Roof Design and Maintenance by Ed Snodgrass; and Non-Stop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days by Margaret Roach. Though the projects discussed varied in scale and application, a recurring theme for a successful garden was maintenance. Without proper landscape maintenance, the ultimate design goal of the landscape architect or garden designer is never accomplished, and Gunn is constantly involved with ongoing maintenance of all of our projects.