Cypress shadow, Great Meadow, by Stephen Kane
“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.” This exaltation, expressed in words by Joyce Kilmer, is conveyed visually in a new photography exhibit on display at the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture in San Francisco.
“Itapema Chaise”- designed by Hugo França, 2013. Made from pequi wood. 43.3” H x 86.6” W x 49.2” D. Approximately 441 lbs.
This oak bears truly unique bark for interest at eye level that's even better at night when uplighting creates shadows that bring out all the furrows and textures.
Fall colors along the Eastern Sierras in California. Photo by Josh Endres.
Each year, The Cultural Landscape Foundation spotlights at-risk landscapes in hopes of developing enough political and community support to save them. These annual campaigns, known as "Landslide," are themed according to the most pressing needs of the time.
Jessica Rath is neither a pomologist nor a horticulturalist. She's not even particularly fond of eating apples. The Los Angeles-based artist's interest in apples is, as she says, purely philosophical. With photography and ceramics, Rath has produced a body of work that looks at the beauty, diversity, and existential dilemma of the apple: how do apples propagate, and how do varieties survive?
Some collect art or rare books, others vintage cars. But for Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea, trees are the stuff of a great collection. The transformation of spring buds to lush blossoms or deep greens to fiery reds is a nearly magical event that rivals the making of a masterpiece, after all. So, just as the Mona Lisa has the Louvre, Enea’s trove of 120-some trees has the Tree Museum, which he founded in 2010 on the shore of Lake Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland.