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Garden Plots: Places of Inspiration

Not all of my Garden Plots were inspired by place, but travel to botanical gardens certainly inspired some directly, and all of them indirectly.  I thank all the places named here for helping me walk in beauty and design.

In the United States of America:

You, in the Cloisters Gardens, in American Gardens, and Asparagus in the Cloisters Garden, in Garden of Plants (The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY)

At the Glass Flowers: Reality Check Point #4 (Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Boston, MA)

Climbing Vine Blues, in Poetry Fountains (Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA)

Window Box, in Whimsical Gardens (streets of Marblehead, MA & Lothrop Drive, Beverly, MA)

Garden Gate, in Garden Gate (Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens, Beverly, MA--see Photo Gallery)

Recessional, in Design Garden (The Mount, Edith Wharton home, Lenox, MA & Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA--see Photo Gallery)

Admiring the Garden
: Reality Check Point #1 (Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA)

Fly in the Shofuso House, in Oriental Gardens (Shofuso House, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA)

The Cost of Beauty & Grace, A Lecture: Reality Check Point #3 (Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA)

Rant for John Bartrum, in American Gardens (Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA)

Gardening American History, in Gardeners (National Mall, Washington, D.C.)

Monticello Slave, in American Gardens (Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Charlottesville, VA)

Prairie Style, in American Gardens (Frank Lloyd Wright tour, Oak Park, IL)

Sign:  This garden is planted in wildflowers, in Garden Images (Austin Gardens, p ocket garden, Oak Park, IL)

Hulda Hoover’s Quaker Garden
, in American Gardens (Herbert Hoover House and Library, West Branch, IA)

Cultivation, in Gardeners (Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO--exhibit of Dan Christensen)

The Weeder, in Gardeners, and New Species?, in Garden of Plants (Powell Gardens, US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO--with special thanks for the tour given me by Matt Bunch)

Winter Garden, in Poetry Fountains, and Flags, in Garden Relationships (Ward-Meade Park Botanical Gardens, Topeka, KS)

Kansas Xeriscapic, in Whimsical Gardens (Botanica, Wichita, KS)

Brides in Gardens, in Garden Images (Bartlett Arboretum, Belle Plain, KS)

To Appreciate a Garden
, in Garden Images (The Valley House Sculpture Garden, Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX)

Sowing the Wilderness, in Poetry Fountains (Pecos Wilderness Area, Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos, NM)

The Gardener at the Hearst Castle, in American Gardens (Hearst Castle, Route 1, CA)

Theodore in the Japanese Garden, in Oriental Gardens  (Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR)

The Waiting Garden, in Memorial Gardens (North Hill Garden, from Our Lives in Gardens, by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd)

In the United Kingdom:

Wilfred Owen’s Final Garden, in British Gardens (Chelsea Physic Garden, London, UK)

Found Poem:  From Weekly Garden News, in Poetry Fountains (St. James Park, near Buckingham Palace, London, UK)

Espalier, in Family Gardens (Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, UK)

War, in Garden Settings, and The Garden Mapper, in Design Garden (Garden Museum, London, UK)

The Evolution of Wordsworth’s Garden, in British Gardens (Rydal Mount, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK)

The Tale of Patty & Jeremy, in British Gardens (Hill Top, Beatrix Potter, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK)

The Garden at Pickering Castle, in British Gardens (Pickering Castle, Pickering, North Yorkshire, UK)

Tenacious Beauty, and The Grass Garden, both in Design Garden (Scampston Walled Garden, Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK)

Seed Pinchers, in Garden Settings, and Stories that Never Happened: Epilogue, (National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthen, UK)
The Marigold Capitol of Kansas in Garden Settings (hanging baskets, Belfast Botanic Gardens, Belfast, UK & London streets, UK)

Alex and Harry in the Queen’s Garden, in Whimsical Gardens (Queen’s Garden, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK)

Pilgrimage, in Garden Settings (from photographs by Marguerite Perret, of Little Sparta, created by Ian Hamilton Finlay and Sue Finlay, Dunsyre, Pentland Hills, near Edinburgh, UK

In France:
Answer: Because/Réponse: Parce que, in Whimsical Gardens/French Gardens, and “Purple Prose”/ Purple Prose in French Gardens/Garden Relationships (Le Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France)

Fleurs dans le Métro/Flowers on the Metro, in French Gardens/Poetry Fountains (Paris Metro, France)

Jasmin/Jasmine, in French Gardens/Garden Relationships (Apartment of Paul Kahn, Paris, France)

Le Jardinier inconnu/The Unknown Gardener, in French Gardens/Garden Relationships (pocket gardens tour by Paul Kahn, Paris, France)








































































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