My Instagram profile introduces itself as "Auto-Ethnography performed. Access provided by Buffalo Horticulture." This has been pointed out to me as unusual. As if that opening phrase should be omitted, skipped over, and only read "Buffalo Horticulture. Designing and Building Landscapes in Buffalo, NY since 1995."
But I see the "Buffalo Horticulture" story as more than just designing and building. It is about a time when and where certain things are possible. A unique window in our history where "a culture" is blossoming. Its about a world, a city. It is not an "Auto-Biography" - a personal story written about and by the author, but a work of "Auto-Ethnography" - the story of a culture with the writer floating along on its waves.
Saturday's work brought the "access" Buffalo Horticulture provides into view. Through the collaborations with Fern_Croft (Find "Fern_Croft" on Instagram for a treat) Floral, I'm delivered from the office to the studio, into the mix of activity downtown, a drive out to the Chautauqua Institution, and an evening stop of Henry's Farm in Eden, NY on the way home to pick up material for the next days work.
Centerpieces ready for loading at the Fern_Croft Studio
Superstar at work in the Hall of Philosophy (@Chautauqua Institution)
Centerpieces deployed at the Athenaeum Hotel (@Chautauqua Institution)
A Saturday evening stop at Henry's Farm in Eden was - Magical.
Landscape designer and Proprietor of Buffalo Horticulture