Just back from Landscape Architecture class. At times the American Mastodon thinks this is really something he could get behind. A "calling" as men of the cloth are wont to say. But then there are times when the AM cringes; specifically, when the words "rhododendrons" or "cutting garden" are uttered, or when the collective discussion moves from design and function to regulations and standards.
The American Mastodon doesn't want to tend your garden for you. He's not quite sure what it is he wants to do. But if he could schematize something for you now, right now, to give all you lovelies an idea of what it is he is hoping to give to the world through the discipline of Landscape Architecture, it would be something like this:
Well, maybe it's just him. The AM's Eden has always seemed to involve a desolate, barren landscape, centered by the image of a large, dead tree. And please, no amateur psychology deductions. He thanks you in advance.