Landscape Language

I’m sometimes at a loss for words when writing about these gardens. Terms such as “lush foliage” and “sunny promontory”  are rarely spoken aloud, and writing pictures of Coppertop to describe its beauty challenges me. The photos I include are often worth way more than a thousand words. How many words exist for blooming flowers?

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I love this insightful article that appeared in UK’s The Guardian last week. For anyone interested in the evolution of our language or interested in gardening, it’s a must read.  It follows the premise that our English language was historically packed with precise words to describe landscape and the natural world, but is in danger of being limited or edited beyond repair.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/27/robert-macfarlane-word-hoard-rewilding-landscape?CMP=share_btn_fb

 

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