Landscape Notes

Observations of places and things in a disconnected postmodern world

Month: January, 2016

Poplar Plantings

Pole plantings of poplar for erosion control. Tolaga Bay, New Zealand.

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Jesus and Flowers

St Marks, Ohaupo.

St Marks, Ohaupo.

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The Bush

Strictly speaking the terms shrub and bush are interchangeable. But being raised by an Englishman who liked gardening the term shrub for me has come to mean a small growing tree that has in some way been shaped and formed to have a manicured look about it. Whereas, a bush would, as the term suggests, be an unkempt shrub growing in a natural wild state and unfettered by mans intervention. Man interferes with the growth of bushes as a mechanism of control mainly for the following reasons: shade control, aesthetics, productivity, and encroachment. These things are very necessary, as who in their right mind would want a tree to block the morning sun from bathing their conservatory with warmth.

Bush. Wairoa.

Camellia. Marine Parade, Wairoa.


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Bush. Margaret's.

Camellia. Margaret’s place, Hamilton.

Raceway Motel. Whanganui, New Zealand.

Raceway Motel, Whanganui, New Zealand.

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