more you study garden design the more you
realize that there seems to be no style to the Canadian Garden. We have adopted garden styles from around the world.
Water features from the Italian and Spanish Gardens.
From Britain we have adopted the Cottage Garden, English Mixed
Border and others. France has given us the Formal Garden and the natural
look of man-made
Water gardens. We have even
borrowed various features from both Japanese and Chinese Gardens. Many
features from these gardens can be seen if you go on any of your local
garden tours. As adopters
the Canadian gardener has even absorbed the style of the New American
Garden, which seems to use large drifts of perennials and ornamental
gardeners should continue their adoptive ways and
adopt the Inuksuk Quviasuktuq of the Inuit people.
This is at least geographically a little more appropriate in a
Canadian Garden. The
Inuksuk Quviasuktuq (Inuksuk Expressing Joy) is used by The Inuit to mark
excellent summer camps and beautiful views.
They are often found standing near a multitude of Tundra flowers.
This is a sight to behold. The
Inuksuk Quviasuktuq is built in the shape of a person standing on a base
stone. You can see itís legs and itís horizontal arms. A stone is used for its neck and another for its head.
Quviasuktuq can be built to indicate a beautiful view in your garden or
as a pointer to your beautiful garden.
One thing your Inuksuk Quviasuktuq should be built with stones
native to your area. This I
would say is very important though it does not seem so to the native
plant gardeners who feel if it is a native it must be indigenous to
The Inuksuk Quviasuktuq
should be a staple in the Canadian Garden.