Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 10: The Grand Perennial Herbaceous Border, Part 5

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms




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Scent and foliage. Verbascum. Synergies of plants. Never use stakes as they are unnatural, but plants can hold each other up. This can be supplemented with twigs that disappear as the plants grow up through them. Birds, insects, and atmospheres come to populate the environment created by the gardener. All is dominated by the clairvoyer that leads the mind toward infinity. An source of inspiration which increases through time. Design must include types of soils for the various pools of flowers. Nurseryfication of one year. Never cut flowers down until they are dormant, or this will reduce flowering in the following year. (11:24)



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