— On landscape architecture and related
Monday, September 14, 2009
(Here's a photo of a victory garden flourishing in a London blitzed crater, a slightly different and cropped version of which appeared in our
about Kenneth Helphand's book
Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime
. See more defiant gardens
. On a related note, check out
, two very fine organizations on a mission to rid cities of unnecessary concrete and asphalt. And on yet another related note, see also the
. Photo courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.)
4 COMMENTS —
September 14, 2009 at 8:17:00 AM CDT
Kenneth Helphand's book "Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime" is on my to-read list.
MrBrownthumb @ Chicago Garden
September 14, 2009 at 3:38:00 PM CDT
That is really awesome. Thanks for the book suggestion, I'd never heard of it before.
Btw, if you have a second check out my blog and the post on the veggie garden at the Cook County Jail.
September 14, 2009 at 5:55:00 PM CDT
My ideal hortus conclusus is inside my own head. Strangely, it would look exactly like your picture. Except for that giant guy in the middle acting like he owns the place.
October 14, 2009 at 6:04:00 AM CDT
This is fascinating - sounds like a really interesting book - I'd be interested to know if any of these defiant gardens survive or they are always "short-lived".
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