Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Garden View

This is the view, below,
from the library, below. It's upstairs facing the morning sun.
Decadence, below, as azalea blossoms caress both sides of my body. Alas, they're pruned after blooming; opening the path wider. No matter, by then the hydrangeas will be blooming.

Downstairs, below, kitchen views pour into the Woodland Walk too.

A WATTLE, below, runs the length of the Woodland Walk.

Subtle, above. Would you know a WATTLE was there if I didn't tell you? Not quite 3' high it's prunings & fallen limbs from my garden. A natural fence preventing leaves from blowing into the Woodland Walk once it's blown.
Other parts of my tiny garden are quite formal. It's of utmost importance I overdose this theme of my Woodland Walk.
The best landscapes are all about contrasts.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Learned about wattles from mentor, Mary Kistner. They were used on the apple orchard in upstate New York where she grew up in the early 20th century. Have been designing WATTLES into gardens ever since. They don't photograph well & verbally/written they seem repulsive, however, I've never had a client see a WATTLE without getting quite excited about creating their own.


Jeanne said...

I love your view! We recently moved into a new home in Surrey and I have the most intriguing things in my garden and I have no idea what they are. I feel I should. You have inspired me to take a walk around garden and blog about it!

Love the photo of you in the tub...very clever:)


Magpie said...

Never heard of a wattle! Well, not that kind anyway. Such an interesting idea. Very functional. I'll bet birds love them!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Your comments are so kind!


lakeviewer said...

I've been looking for placement of chairs and benches in the garden, thanks to you. Now, wattles will be created here and there, since there are many pruning chores to attend to.