Category Archives: wilds

Lexicon terms: spontaneous vegetation, weeds and invasive species

Spontaneous vegetation, weeds and invasive species are three overlapping terms that refer to plants that were not intentionally cultivated at a given site by humans but not considered to grow there naturally, either.  The term “weeds” is used to refer … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

In “Intentions for the Unintentional: Spontaneous Vegetation as the Basis for Innovative Planting Design in Urban Areas” (JOLA, Autumn 2006), Norbert Kuehn writes, To intervene in spontaneous vegetation to improve it aesthetically may seem as a contradiction: ‘spontaneous’ means that … Continue reading

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St Louis Urban Flora

In preparation for my site visit in a few days, I have been researching St Louis’ urban flora.  Inspired by Del Tredici’s Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast, here are some facts, history, and positive attributes of some of the … Continue reading

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Wild and Urban

Somewhat of a gap in entries, as I spent the last few days attending the ASLA annual meeting in Washington, DC. Several of the education sessions were of value in thinking about this project, but Peter Del Tredici’s talk on … Continue reading

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