PART III – SPRING AWAKENING AMONG GARDEN ART
In spring, we will travel to China and Japan, whose garden art and blooming cherry blossoms delight many of us. We will present ancient witnesses of history, whose monumental structure and size will make us aware of the return to the archetype of the garden - the tree. We will also turn our attention to the queen of the garden and delight in the beauty of rose inspirations in European garden settings.
LECTURE 8: Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 18:00
MONUMENTAL TREES AS WITNESSES OF THE HISTORY OF GARDEN SETTINGS
LECTURE IN POLISH
Trees are an ingredient and a space-building material, especially in the case of park and garden spaces. Although we can imagine gardens without trees, we would rather not see them as such. Trees are very often the main 'actors' in garden interiors, creating an atmosphere, evoking feelings, emphasising the changeability associated with the seasons and the dynamics over the years. Centuries-old trees are often one of the most enduring elements of garden settings. They are meaningful witnesses to bygone eras, times of splendour - a remarkable image of change. They have a strong impact with their size, dignity and uniqueness, because while we can copy the equipment and garden architecture, trees, due to their climate and habitat, are in most cases unique. Let's enjoy the trees together, because it's worth it.
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EPISODE 1 - 07/10/2020:
TULIPOMANIA - THE MAGIC AND MADNESS OF EUROPE (lecture interpreted into English)
BOUQUET MADE IN EPISODE 1
The composition made mainly of dahlias, cosmoses and roses, set against a background of ornamental grasses (pampas grass, miscanthus and clematis), realised in the Royal Library of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, on 7 October 2020.
EPISODE 2 - 04/11/2020:
ABOUT THE SPACE IN THE LANDSCAPE GARDEN, OBSERVING AND MOVING AROUND (lecture in Polish)
BOUQUET MADE IN EPISODE 2
The composition based on dahlias, which show their full bouquet potential before the first frosts. Completed with roses, geranium leaves and leafless twigs, made on the farm of Duo Kwiaty & Miut near Poznan on 4 November 2020.
EPISODE 3 - 02/12/2020:
GARDEN GROUND FLOORS – FOR DECORATION AND BENEFITS (lecture in Polish)
BOUQUET MADE IN EPISODE 3
The occasional wreath in colours of brown, maroon and beige, with a slight hint of silver obtained from the leaves of senecio. Its base consists of dahlias and roses, complemented by nasturtium leaves. Made on the farm of Duo Kwiaty & Miut near Poznan, on 2 December 2020.
BOUQUET MADE IN EPISODE 4
During the episode, three compositions were created, arranged on the model of historical Dutch painting (prepared in Kubicki Arcades of the Royal Castle in Warsaw on 13 January 2021). In the bouquets you can see plants blooming throughout the year, as this is a typical feature of the plant portraits of the old Masters. Therefore, in the "living paintings" we can find: pinks, peonies, roses, tulips, dahlias and even decorative elements such as shells, stones, glass. There are also insects!
EPISODE 5 - 03/02/2021:
CITRUSES AND ORANGERIES IN ITALY AND POLAND (lecture interpreted into English)
BOUQUET MADE IN EPISODE 5
A citrus-inspired arrangement. It started with a lemon and was then complemented by sprigs of mimosa, anthurium, roses, strawflowers and eucalyptus. Prepared at the Poznan Palm House, on 3 February 2021.
EPISODE 6 - 03/03/2021:
INNOCENT AND SENSITIVE, MYSTICAL AND EXQUISITE... PERFIDY OF LILY SYMBOLISM (lecture in Polish)
COMPOSITION MADE IN EPISODE 6
A laurel garland inspired by floral decorative motifs from the interiors of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Made on the farm of Duo Kwiaty & Miut near Poznan, on 3 March 2021.
EPISODE 7 - 07/04/2021:
FAR EAST THEMES IN GARDENS (lecture in Polish)
COMPOSITION MADE IN EPISODE 7
Ikebana arranged by Łukasz Marcinkowski during the tea ritual at Radek Berent's. It consists of yellow forsythia and buttercups of the 'Butterfly' variety.