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Tuesday
Jan182011

On Daylight as an Element of Garden Design 

Paul Ridley is a garden designer and photographer from Oxford, UK, who blogs intermittently at Paul Ridley Design. Last week, he posted a link to an “illuminating” lecture that he wrote for a site belonging to The Landscape and Horticulture Association of the UK. The topic he chose for that posting is about the role that daylight plays in the overall design of a garden. The photographs included to illustrate his lesson are simply awesome. One of them, the inspiring image above, has been lifted from the article to tempt and encourage readers to link there.

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Reader Comments (2)

Hmm, something I haven't thought about much before, except how the angle of the sun affects the growth of plants on the north side of my berms and that sort of thing. A good idea to plant in my brain, thanks!

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVW

Very good photos illustrating his excellent points. When I came to the end, I felt like there should be more.

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