Perfect for pots. Perfect in dappled shade. And, a perfect flower. I can’t say anything against this plant that could actually be an alternative to our home & small Christmas trees (the ones that always end-up in the bin). It is truly an elegant shrub. And a beautiful present! It’s exceptional as it flowers during […]
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.
We accept the idea of beauty and recognize our extraordinary need for it. We are not satisfied to create things that fulfill their function. They must also be beautiful, sometimes only beautiful. Gardens of the most diversified kinds are often created with only this view, to be beautiful. But nevertheless the idea of gardening as an […]
Blog written by Marta Puig 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 […]
The exuberance of the garden, the perfect picture that sits in our minds is usually not real at all. It is certainly much simpler. The beauty exists in the equilibrium. In the correct balance and proportions. This is the essence of the Mediterranean gardens.
Today’s entry is not only to praise the wonders of this beautiful garden; this post is actually to make us think of the garden and the places we really want to live in. It is a window to your garden, your backyard, your park… It’s a thought to share and a reflection to be discussed. It is […]
Is totally true a balcony is the wannabe of all outdoor spaces, slightly bigger we’ve got a terrace, fab! But the truth is that we have what we’ve got, and believe me, there is much more behind a simple balcony. Love to start gardening your balcony? A balcony is show-window, a frame, a […]
I’ve recovered this poem lately, and every time I read it a find it delightful. I think the beginning is so beautiful and as many other poems of the old days it just shows how the garden & gardening was something so delicate and sensual. Pleasure and game just arises from every word.
In this post, I’m putting together a set of criteria to follow when you start to design your garden. After many years this is probably the critical point, the blank page, and where to start is always the challenge… House&Garden as a whole! First note that the unit «house & garden» is not based on a […]