Tuesday, September 29, 2009


No details dears, this is a sidewalk shooting at the edge of Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA. Great house. Nice garden. But, WHERE IS THE FOCAL POINT????????? Keep walking, oh girl of little patience. Love the house, above, contrasting forms of plants (Cone, box, horizontal, weeping, oval), contrasting foliage colors (burgundy, greens, blue), late summer blooms (crape myrtle, rose of sharon)
10 steps after wondering where the focal point was. The garden spoke.

Then I wondered, WHY 2 FOCAL POINTS ?
The rule is, One Focal Point/Area (subsidiary focal points allowed)
Perhaps from house views it is, indeed, 1 focal point/area.
The garden whisperer within says this is not the original owner. And it was the original owner who put the landscape in.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara


Terry said...

That is one strange bird of a house. I'm sure 90% of the neighborhood doesn't know it's there. 99% wouldn't know what to make of it. I don't, except for it's sheer enthusiasm.

Cote de Texas said...

you see problems, I see beauty! that's the difference between a good landscape designer and me. who knew about two focal points? thanks for the lessons, as usual.

Things That Inspire said...

Hmmm...which focal point do you like better? I always like a little bench in a garden, but that tall thing looks interesting. I don't quite know what it is, which intrigues me.

Southern Aspirations said...

and this is why I need you (similar to Joni's comment, above). Great study here.

Tara Dillard said...

The obelisk focal point is best. The bench? Sitting on the bench are views of sidewalk & parked cars.

Place bench on axis with house view?

Don't know, only a sidewalk shooter. XO T

houseitemsandroomsilike said...

What a good lesson. Thanks for sharing what you know.