Sunday, April 18, 2010


Standing in the street, below, a view of my garden. Front view: Italian cypress, Chinese Snowball & Japanese red maple. Standing in the garden, below, looking into the street. Back view: Italian cypress, Chinese snowball & red Japanese maple. (Wicked delight, you can't see the street.)

Double Axis. Same line, 2 views. I noticed all the great gardens of Europe & my mentors had Double Axis. Dahlings, had to GET ME SOME !
The Well Placed Chair, above, under the Chinese snowball. A tantalizing hint of my charming potager. Oh, the tangents you can build from Double Axis.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics taken 4 days ago in my garden. You got Double Axis? No? Turn off your computer & go get you some ! A great epiphany gleaning Double Axis. My invention, La-ti-da. Not college, not books, not lectures told me HOW to get the gorgeous landscapes I was seeing. So. Many trips to Europe, dissecting gorgeous landscapes, gaining epiphanies. Naming them. Result? A landscape surpassing my fantasies.
Well Placed Chair? Another epiphany, specific to Sir Walter Scott's garden, another invention. Place a chair for artistic merit/photographic content. Discovery, I use Well Placed Chairs to lunch, take a call, read, set a tool, watch birds alight & scope their world...
I adore epiphanies. Most occur in gardens, sometimes reading or in the shower. They feel so good. You too?


Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Ah 'boule de neige', beautiful views.

Terry said...

How fast the the Italian Cyprus grow. There is a row of them in my neighborhood that is spectacular.

Kare said...

Can you show this on a graph?

Cozy Little House said...

Love well placed chairs and furniture in the garden, Tara.

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

I read a lot of garden blogs, but your blog has the most unique point of view. I am already looking at my garden in a completely different way just after a few times here.

We just bought a second home on Cape Cod and are trying to figure out what to do with the landscaping and garden. We won't be there except on the weekends and are looking for suggestions as to how we can have a garden without the expense of underground sprinklers which are not in the budget this year.

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

oh wow !