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Exploring Eco-Friendly Design

This week, I had a chance to meet with Deb Strick of the New England Wild Flower Society to talk about some of the great pieces of work on display at the Society's headquarters, Garden in the Woods, in Framingham, Mass.

"Art Goes Wild: Innovation with Native Plants" celebrates the 75th an

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niversary of Garden in the Woods. Designed by W. Gary Smith, an artist and award-winning landscape architect, the amazing site-specific art installation features 11 destinations within the Garden.

I saw how sedges can be used to create a lawn and cuttings can be used to make a fence. I even learned how oak leaves, wire, and a bit of imagination can create a unique barrier.  

Each of these creations is eco-friendly and very cool. My favorite part of the exhibit was an area next to a building where an interesting array of native plants was used to dress up the foundation. This area started me thinking about new ways to use native plants in my own future projects.

Having a hard time picturing what the exhibit looks like? Check out the video and see for yourself. Hope you like it!

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