I was recently (today!) honored to be included in Shirley Bovshow’s Garden World Report, a weekly streaming webcast that is full of excellent garden knowledge.
Despite my introverted nature and complete inability to perform in front of a camera, I agreed to Shirley’s request to appear on her show. I created a short music video which turned out fine, and hopefully my next appearance in front of a video camera will be a bit more fluent – if there is a next appearance. 😉
I believe there is a harmonious relationship among all the arts, and music and landscape design share some basic artistic elements. For instance the transitions between the movements or phrases of a musical piece can be compared to the transitions between garden areas or “rooms”. We enjoy a definite but purposeful transition in music as well as in the garden.
Movement in the landscape, whether created by changes in form, size and texture, or by wind or water, are analogous to the movement through a musical phrase or entire piece. The flow must be pleasing.
For me, these arts (or disciplines, or crafts, or however you want to think of them) complement and provide inspiration for each other. It’s very likely that similar relationships exist among all the arts.
The Garden World Report is linked below; garden “heavyweights” Billy Goodnick, Paul Epsom, Mark Highland, Jenny Peterson and Shirley Bovshow all offer excellent garden advice. Again, what an honor to be included in the show!