Monday, January 18, 2010


Welcome, below, begins at the gate. Imagine the landscape, above, without the gate/arbor/fence. Much smaller. Expand your architecture, leverage your welcome.
Resist temptation to use a property line for fencing.
The more entries a landscape has the better a landscape is.
Placing a gate on axis with your frontdoor creates an enfilade, a view thru to a view. Most desirable.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pic on Lane Realty, via, Hooked on Houses.


Terry said...

My favorites are tiny yards that feel spacious, one in Ansley, one in Midtown, on Monroe, several in Morningside. The view changes with every stop, many Zen views.

FlowerLady said...

Wow, what a delightful cottage and gardens.


Devon said...

Love that photo--vines and flowers growing everywhere.

Low Tide High Style said...

Great advice as always, and I could move right in to that lovely little cottage!

Thanks for popping by my blog today!

Kat :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wonderful advice.

A-M said...

Oh I agree, the arbour/fence does make it appear bigger! Great advice. A-M xx

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What a gorgeous...completely edible little cottage!

I agree wholeheartedly...we added a trellis and fence closer to the house (from a courtyard) Makes the whole thing feel more manageable!

This Photographer's Life said...

I love that picture! Thanks for the tips!

Queenplinker said...

Love how the pitch of the roof was replicated on the arbor, then again on the mailbox, very clever :0)

Tara, Thank you for your comment. I do indeed make cheese. Have you happened across anyone using whey as fertilizer? It is something I would like to learn more about.


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Martha said...

What a great cottage and yes, imagine it without the arbor and fence! Not a pretty picture!