Gilbert Laing Meason

Value of Function and Beauty The Landscape Architect Gilbert Laing Meason was born. Laing Meason was a friend of Sir Walter Scott, and he invented the term ‘landscape architecture’ in his 1828 book, “The Landscape Architecture of the Great Painters of Italy.” Not many copies of his book were printed, but somehow the prolific garden…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we officially welcome the Dog Days – they start on this day and last for the next 40 days. We’ll also learn about the Landscape Architect who invented the term “landscape architecture.” We celebrate the market gardener from Isleworth who exhibited the first large-scale cultivated strawberry at the Royal Horticultural Society on this day…

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Gilbert Laing Meason

The Landscape Architect  On this day in 1796, Gilbert Laing Meason was born.  Laing Meason was a friend of Sir Walter Scott, and he invented the term ‘landscape architecture’ in his 1828 book on The Landscape Architecture of the Great Painters of Italy. Not many copies of his book were printed, but somehow the prolific garden…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Sometimes the plant gods smile on you with a clearance sale featuring something genuinely spectacular like Japanese Forest Grass or, in this case, Hakonechloa ‘All Gold.’ My local Lowes was clearancing them for $3 a pop – and it was just what the plant doctor ordered to dress up our cabin up north. In 2009,…

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