The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Orchestre de Societe des Concerts de Paris)
Digging in the Dirt (Frances England)
La Jeunesse (Carla Bruni)
'Black Hole Terrace', 'The Universe Cascade', 'The Nonsense' (Michael Gandolfi, Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
April 11, 2010 (was 06.21.2009)
The world of plants can be a dangerous place. Gorgeous monkshood, with stalks of purple blooms can cause delusions and death. A plump cashew can make you miserable if it isn't steamed properly. And aconite, almost indistinguishable from parsley can cause paralysis and stop your beating heart. Wicked plants, on To the Best of Our Knowledge. Also, the guerrilla gardening movement and the Garden of Cosmic Speculation.
Erin Clune brings us and her family to tour the garden of Izzy Fine and Mary Gray who've planted thousands of flowering bulbs on their property in Madison, Wisconsin. Their garden is so spectacular, all the neighbors drop by to wander around.
Architect Charles Jencks and his late wife started a private garden to explore scientific concepts through landscape art. Jencks published a book of photographs of The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, which inspired composer Michael Gandolfi to create a piece further exploring the same ideas.