The Top 100

Lawn and Landscape’s top 100 landscape companies is now online. To me the biggest surprise was the blurb about earnings. In 2006 the average growth for the top 100 was 17 percent(pretty good stuff), in 2007 growth was down-7.7 percent. That’s quite a difference. The top 100 did over 7 billion dollars in business. Lawn… Continue reading The Top 100

An appreciation of Stone (41)

This is another example of great craftsmanship, skill, and pride in one’s work. [ Just spectacular handwork. ] Here’s another example from the same castle/residence. [ Stone work, it doesn’t get any better than this. ] Everyone should have a front door like this . . . shouldn’t they? Shouldn’t we? Texturing, the hand work,… Continue reading An appreciation of Stone (41)

Pierre Boitard

A interesting looking book just sold on e-bay for $1.031.00 Not bad for a 1834 book on Garden Architecture. Here’s a blurb on the listing: Pierre Boitard’s 1834 Manuel de L’Architecte des Jardins. Handsomely bound in red morocco, this very rare volume presents an unparalleled picture of every aspect of garden landscaping and garden architecture… Continue reading Pierre Boitard