Most folks who own ‘grounds’ are not landscape garden gardeners. Especially these days of cultures of different drives and habits.
Beauty has disappeared from today’s American cultural experience and has been absent for more than two generations. Yes, this is a matter of opinion, but most of you readers and “non-readers” aren’t old enough to remember the late 1930s through the 1950s when Americans of the Great Depression became dedicated to win a World war they had to win and became prosperous for doing so.
For peace and quiet for the living who remain honest citizens, there still is ‘the garden’….in particular the landscaped garden where human fingers instead of the mind are dirtied, where knowledge and experience are required and amassed to avoid failure, boredom, and the malcontent.
Beautiful landscape gardens are for the eye, what beautiful music is for the ear….but who knows Beethoven, Handel, or Verdi anymore?
Nearly all gardens, if they exist at all, are flower gardens, that kind of garden in which colorful flowers are grown, but these are not landscaped gardens. There could be shrub gardens, tree gardens which might or might not be accurately deemed landscaped gardens….for they might be merely plant material on display with no spiritual activity obvious in its arrangement.
In the ideal, a landscape garden is a space, a “room”, or series of “rooms” where upon entering one exits the world “outdoors”. One becomes captivated by the Garden of Eden almost immediately becoming detached from any worries of the day.
Warning: Discovering beauty in the world of the landscape garden may become habit forming……driving the victim to become inspired to own one, or even driven enough to learn how to create and/or maintain one…..or call us at Masterpiece Landscaping Ltd at 952-933-5777 to structure one for you to fit your grounds.
In the meantime, do remember that most beautiful landscape gardened grounds are established by positioning large plant forms first as structure, as if you are entering a special room. Shrubs, trees, and the larger of whatever non-woody plants are used for beauty whether for color, texture, or form….. or whatever materials your (or OUR MASTERPIECE soul, eye, and knowledge command, are to be planted first before the smaller floral or woody plant material……..Why?
……because Beautiful Landscaped Gardens are created, for the eye…… as Beethoven’s masterpieces, were created for the ear in order to reach the human brain which inspires the twist and conquer of creating beauty .
For the accomplished landscape garden creator, it is the eye which must be ‘touched’, trained, skilled, manipulated to position plants for their form, size, color, texture, fragrance, seasons of performance, contrasts, length of life, to capture and inspire the minds and souls of all those so fortunate to visit such paradises….
In nearly ever culture known to mankind, eternal paradise is not a flower bed, not a swath of lawn, nor a National Anthem, but an EDEN, a LANDSCAPED GARDEN arrangement of plants causing a dream of INSPIRATION AND PERFECTION OF LIFE EVEN AFTER DEATH’……
Do enjoy your day. It’s been very, very dry thus far this Spring. I have to retire to my Paradise on Earth now to nurture its plantings with some precious water, the source of life on Earth, to encourage them to become happier earlier to extend their beauty of life longer to inspire all who enter the landscape garden’s realm.