Commissioned by industrialist and philanthropist J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia Simons Miller in 1953, Miller House expands upon an architectural tradition developed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe—epitomizing the international Modernist aesthetic—with an open and flowing layout, flat roof and stone and glass walls. So, I have spent numerous hours helping at the Bothell Children’s Garden each operating in the garden and helping with the preschool system, helping with the Bothell Higher Culinary Arts program, clinic hours at the Property Depot, potting up tomato seedlings for the Master Gardener Sale and operating at the Master Gardener Sale.
Then, when Straders Garden Centers donated thousands of flats of flowers to GCGC this year, I picked up a dozen flats and we transplanted a bunch of salvias, petunias and begonias into this spot for kind a formal flower bed (one thing I in no way otherwise do).
I used to garden a LOT when we lived back in Pennsylvania (we’re in Flagstaff, Arizona now) and I utilized a combination of blocks and rows and did a lot of companion planting, with specific vegetables and flowers mixed with each other for pest control.
I hate when ‘public gardens’ have a sensory garden location as they always appear so inadequate, and small believed has gone into their design, but with just a little bit of work, we could effortlessly generate a mini paradise for the visually impaired – that will, as you say, be enjoyed by all.
History reflects not just the prejudices of the period under study, but also the biases of those studying it. Because every individual who focuses on a distinct period of garden history brings a different aim & point of view to the task, historians usually interpret the very same period of garden history in vastly distinct ways.
Typically even though, he separated his utility gardens from his ornamental places, subscribing to the guidance that English garden writer William Lawson presented in his New Orchard and Garden in 1618 Garden flowers shall endure some disgrace, if amongst them you intermingle Onions, Parsnips, andc.” The practical craftsman devoted the majority of his land to increasing vegetables and fruits.