‘Soy el diseñador de jardines más famoso y del que nunca has oído hablar’ dijo una vez Russell Page (1906-1985) y quién no iba a creerle cuando su lista de clientes era más bien un registro de la alta sociedad (Marella Agnelli, el Duque de Windsor y Oscar de la Renta).
I started this Blog in October 2014. And I call it The Landwoman. The reason is I somehow felt identify with a publication called The Landswoman (with «s»). This publications idea was to promote and help thousands of women (and raise awareness upon men) on the importance of assuming men roles during the Great War.
The motto, on those times, was «Dig For Victory», and with their work, there is no doubt, they helped to win the war. But the reality goes far beyond, because the great challenge of these women, was not only to become responsible of the fields or the work in the factories, or win the war, thereafter, women were to be free.
Why do I feel identify? Because this made everyone aware of a new way of living.
My dream is to bring gardens and landscape closer to people and promote awareness of it’s importance in our lives. After all is part of our daily life, and it’s all what we’ve got. So we must live it to it’s full potential. This is nothing new, but it’s to be rediscover.
My aim is to speak about landscape, gardens & design. I hope it to be a window to the world of landscape and gardens, their poetry, their “masters” and their history. And certainly, also about the world around us, because what is landscape otherwise?
NOTE please that I do write in spanish most of the entries, and it’s hard to keep up with the translation of all of them. That is why you may need to use the Google Translate built in your browser. It’s not perfect. But I hope good enough. Apologise for that.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)
La jardinería mediterránea es tan flexible como la cocina mediterránea.
Tiene la misma base y similares beneficios.
Habitamos una pequeña porción de la tierra… viviendo alrededor del mar como las hormigas y las ranas alrededor de un estanque.
Sócrates, Fedón de Platón, s.V a. C.