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Piet Oudolf, master planter

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"He's gotten away from the soft pornography of the flower," said Charles Waldheim, the director of the landscape architecture program at the University of Toronto. "He's interested in the life cycle, how plant material ages over the course of the year" and how it relates to the plants around it. Like a good marriage, his compositions must work well together as its members age."

A nice profile of Piet Oudolf, the cutting-edge Dutch gardener who did the planting design for Millennium Park. "The soft pornography of the flower" is one of the best constructions I've heard in a long time.

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