Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Who inspires you?

Every hardcore gardener has certain professionals that they look up to and admire and draw inspiration from…P. Allen Smith, Jamie Durie, Andre Viette, Michael Dirr, to name just a few.

All of the above certainly inspire me in my gardening work, but one stands out: European garden designer Piet Oudolf. His work spans from New York to many cities across Europe, and includes both public and private gardens and parks. I love his use of native perennials and grasses, the way he groups plants to create different textural effects. Check out this video of him explaining a garden he designed in New York:

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