Wednesday, February 4, 2009

About Our Site Intro

The symbol you see next to the words "From Tree" is the old Chinese character equivalent to our English word "Tree". When four of these are placed in a box the symbol then means "Park". I loved this when I first saw it mentioned in a text by the noted garden historians Geoffrey and Susan Jellicoe in their book "The Landscapes of Man". For me this succinctly states what I believe garden design is all about. It is the taking of individual plants and other individual elements and grouping them together to make a larger whole which we call a park or a landscape.

I hope this helps explain the somewhat mysterious introduction to our web site.

Arnie Friedman

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