Saturday, January 16, 2010


Adirondacks were the 1st 4some I saw outside. And LOVED. A client had a 4some of club chairs w/ottoman at their center, inside their home. Gorgeous.
Now, wingchairs in 4some, above, outside. Yes!!!
What works here?
* No foundation planting.
* Vines on the house.
* Color: bricks, chairs, pots, foliage, flowers, sky.
* Pots: size, plantings, placement.
* Scale.
* Flow.
* Axis.
* Contrasting textures. Dark leaves by chartreuse leaves. Big leaves by small leaves.
* Canopy & understory trees.
* Walls: plants & house.
* 4SOME of Chairs. Comfort.
* Invitation. Steps leading you further, if only in imagination. Doors, beckoning the great indoors.
* Mystery. Yes, I want to see this garden. Yes, I want to go inside this house.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pic from Maison Sud-Ouest, via, Garden Rooms. Had to show it to you. This garden has stuck in my head as pure pleasure.


La Petite Gallery said...

I am so happy I found you.
Will be visiting alot love your post's

I am in Maine so this is a delight.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Lovely blog you have here. I found you from a little post that A-M (the House That A-M Built).

Look forward to seeing more.

jules :)

Bob said...

The picture looks inviting.

Velvet and Linen said...

It's really helpful to read your breakdown of what works in this gorgeous garden. Love the vines growing on the walls, and those topiaries are just wonderful.