Patrick D. Harper
Hand: the Artist as Gardener"
by permission of Pacific
Horticulture, Spring 1999, Vol 60, No. 1)
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photographer and lecturer. Pamela Harper met Harland Hand in 1976 and
became one of his dearest friends. She wrote about his garden in
various publications. Originally skeptical when she heard of his concrete
garden, she recently wrote, “I have never, elsewhere, experienced the
excitement I felt when I first saw Harland's garden. Something utterly
different from anything I'd seen before. Or since."
Time-Tested Plants, available from Timber
Designing with Perennials:
Pamela Harper on the Hand garden as art:
Garden: This Half Acre Near San Francisco Contains Infinity
and Photographs by Pamela Harper
by permission from Connoisseur, February 1987
Harper wrote to Marjory Harris, "Of all the articles that appeared,
mine and others, Harland was proudest of this because he wanted, so
desperately, to have his garden recognized as ART. I'll always be sad
that that dream wasn't realised in his lifetime."