Wolfgang Oehme, Free-Form Landscape Architect, Dies at 81 – NYTimes.com

27 Dec

For 30 years, Mr. Oehme teamed up with James van Sweden to develop self-sustaining gardens, free of pesticides, that could remain beautiful even as the seasons changed. They planted flowers and bushes not by threes and fives, but by the thousands. Details, like how the wind would move the leaves of different plant species, were studied meticulously. Water, whether trickling or in reflecting pools, became a hallmark.

via Wolfgang Oehme, Free-Form Landscape Architect, Dies at 81 – NYTimes.com.

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