Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Opening Salvo...Redux

Versaillete, my garden in Collingswood

This is indeed a new adventure for me. There is a lot to figure out when creating a blog. This is my second opening salvo as the first one I deleted by mistake! There is an order to everything, and blogs are no different. So far, I have figured out that images posted do not appear the size you like them to be. How you change their size is still a mystery but given that all of this is provided free initially, ( I am sure someone will come asking for money when I want to make the images larger or I run out of memory) it is an exercise in living and learning - yet another aspect of life.

As I was saying before, this is a new chapter for me as I have never done a blog before. What I have done is a lot of crazy things like working in retail and fashion, landscape design and historic preservation. This Blog comes at a good point in my life as there are many changes taking place. I bring experience in garden design that no doubt was prompted growing up in tropical Cuba. As a kid I was somehow the one in charge of the plants for our club (no lie). Little did I know that thirty years later I would be a Landscape Architect.

I have worked in fashion for Givenchy, on projects redesigning the campus of MIT, designing bits and pieces of Philadelphia, documenting the landscape of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and digging around with a spoon and a tooth brush in Herod's coastal Palace archeological remains in Caesarea, Israel.

Most of all, I have a great love for plants and what we can do with them creating gardens. For almost thirty years my gardens have provided me a place to relax and to create moods, textures and evoke feelings with changing and growing plants - there is nothing like it! My gardens have been described as all kinds of wonderful places by friends and visitors alike. I have designed for people who share this passion for gardens. I hope in this blog to be able to share some of my experiences, mistakes and surprises that have come in a process of continual discovery. I hope you enjoy the ride.

1 comment:

  1. I never get tired of gardens. I will enjoy the ride!