Sunday, August 30, 2009

UGLY LANDSCAPES

PUPPET BARBUDA adores trolling obits in NYT. A line James Lord (newly departed) wrote about his thought of Gertrude Stein, "made me think of a burlap bag filled with cement and left to harden." Describes too many frontyards across America, yes? PUPPET BARBUDA knows, WELL MAINTAINED LANDSCAPES DO NOT EQUAL WELL DONE. There is more to the equation.
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Driving around town, PUPPET BARBUDA, continually hears Bette Davis, WHAT A DUMP. (Please, does anyone know, did Bette Davis ever say this in film or interview?)
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Ok, PUPPET BARBUDA will throw a quick, and obvious, bone about the landscape, above. Paint the foundation the same color as the siding.
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Next, PUPPET BARBUDA, wants free labor from the homeowner, free mulch from the county, and $175.00 maximum for plants; taking this ugly frontyard to gorgeous while raising curb appeal, property value and the inner spirit of the homeowner. Bette Davis be gone.
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PUPPET BARBUDA has more thoughts but must meet a client at the Peachtree Battle Smith/Hawkin for its going out of business sale.
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Garden & Be Well, XO T
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Pic from, Extreme Housewife, she bought the house/landscape as shown & is landscaping as I type!

3 comments:

NellJean said...

Bette Davis: "What a dump!" as Rosa Moline in BEYOND THE FOREST (1949).

Kathleen said...

I'm not a landscape architect or designer, but I note the same things about landscapes. This doesn't mean that every part of my property is magazine ready. Absolutely not. However, there are so many things that can be done with just a little back breaking labor. And, free mulch from the county helps, too.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Bette Davis was a friend of my mother-in-law! She said it in a movie when she arrived at her husband's mistress's house! Keith Irvine used to give his clients a pillow saying "what a dump" when he finished their houses! I copy him!