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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Behold: a golden spiral

Dietrich and my friend Dan put together this lovely bed based on the golden ratio one afternoon.

Stemming from and idea to create a garden bed for my medicinal herb garden based on the ratio of the golden mean/fibonacci sequence( 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13) which manifests in a 'golden spiral'.

The golden spiral is apparent in plants that grow in spiral fashions. It appears in the patterning and placement of seeds, leaves, branches, roots, and petals. Roses, large trees, cacti, sunflowers, pine cones, onions, snail shells and more... Yet another fascinating thing to pay attention to. :)

Once filled with soil, the bed will be home to my medicinal herbs. I have ideas of learning to organize the plants into designs and shapes (I suppose much like landscape design). Using materials like chicken wire, bamboo, and string to create interesting shapes and forms out of living plants. Living sculptures.

1 comment:

  1. I wanna see the finished product !!! filled with plants and soil, how does the sloping soil stay put?