Richmond, VA, September 19, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Across the nation, climatic shifts occur. "Challenging," says Glen Allen, VA-based The Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright, "all to identify plants that enable eco sustainable urban suburban landscapes." As a result, Wright has recognized David Austin roses as "plants of Care" for their eco sustainable characteristics; specifically, an ability to connect people to living green that surrounds them.
Identified by artist gardener Louise Odell Blanks Cochrane as a component of her gardening palette, David Austin roses were installed as focal points for her landscape view, the barn at Walnut Hill. Through combining an artist eye with the skills of landscape gardening, she positioned complimentary gardens and the barn as aesthetic views from her home’s front porch.
Why David Austin roses? In the early 1950s David Austin, www.davidaustinroses.com, set out to create a more beautiful rose. From a hobby breeder as a young teenager Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world. All have beautiful blooms and in most cases wonderful fragrance held on graceful attractive shrubs. A garden of these outstanding roses is hard to beat for sheer exuberance of flower and fragrance. They flourish in multiple climate zones, and through vibrant characteristics, have intrigued gardeners such as Louise Odell Blanks Cochrane nation-wide. As a result, Austin’s roses are selected as "Plants of Care."
Plants of Care, plant recognition program –
Whether an experienced landscape professional or novice homeowner, Wright’s eco-educational program challenges all to not simple identify plants that survive but thrive; and then, create landscapes from a sustainable point of view: move landscapes from eco-weak to eco-chic one scoop at time. “For,” says Wright, “any style landscape should not simply reflect traditional design concepts but be a result of the right plant, installed in the right place at the right (optimal) planting season - creating a legacy of green, healthier urban/suburban communities. Why? The challenge for 21st century landscape gardeners is to create landscapes from a 'waste not, and want not' eco-sustainable commitment: become caretakers for their environmental community.”
About the Wright Scoop –
Spotlighted by Landscape Architect magazine as an Industry "mover and shaker," the Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright urges all to become people who care - have a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency. As founder of the Plants of Care plant recognition program, she challenges all to select and install plants that work-well in their region. Wright has blog for Build Green TV and provides speeches and workshops for national and international conferences such as the All Cities Congressional City Conference held in DC and PLANET’s Green Industry Conference held at Louisville, Kentucky. For tips and strategies to ‘grow green’ your community, visit Sylvia’s store
. Or, to view other details of her activities, visit web site www.TheWrightScoop.com or follow Wright’s activities through Facebook group The Wright Scoop or twitter ID WrightScoop.
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