Monday, April 30, 2012

A recent interview

A couple of months ago I went to Switzerland to do a lecture for the Swiss equivalent of the Hardy Plant Society. Xavier Allemann, who runs a very interesting looking little nursery - Lautrejardin, did an interview with me. Here it is. http://www.scribd.com/doc/91873133/Interview-Switzerland

It was translated into French and German. Those versions are on the right-hand bar ----->>>>  under 'Für Deutsche Leser' and 'En Francais'.


7 comments:

Edith Illyés said...

The link points to a Google Docs page and throws a permission error.

Capital Gardens said...

Hey, nice article! I agree with you that a garden is not 'natural' - so many people would think it's the most natural thing out there, but nothing in nature looks like a garden does! That's not to say gardens are ugly of course...

Frances said...

What a breath of fresh air, and quite frank about those extremist Americans! HA

Klasse im Garten said...

very interesting, questions and answers both. Thx for sharing.

brigitte

carolyn mullet said...

Great discussion. Lots of things to ponder. Always fun to see how Americans are viewed from Europe. Extreme? What do you mean???? Had a good chuckle over that one.

Will Holley said...

That was a very enjoyable read. I always find your writing very inspirational.

Xavier said...

c'est si difficile de s'y retrouver entre "naturel", "nature", "naturaliste" pour définir un jardin...je préfère "the new german style" ou encore "the new romantic garden" employé par les Américains....aujourd'hui la notion de jardin naturaliste est aussi difficile à expliquer que de convaincre un client qu'un petit pot de Helianthus salicifolius vous donnera une plante de plus de 2 m de haut et occupant 2 m2 dans le jardin. Le commun des mortels vous regarde les yeux écarquillés.