Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Sacred & Profane of the Best Landscapes

The best landscapes have elements, below, of the Sacred
and elements, below, of the Profane.

Landscape design is about contrasts.
The Sacred & the Profane. Got both?
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
(Big leaves with small leaves, blue foliage next to burgundy foliage, pyramid forms next to horizontal forms, blowsy hydrangeas bursting over neat green hedging, spikey flowers by round flowers, & etc.)
Top pic taken last week at Stone Mountain Park, bottom pic England.


home before dark said...

Love the concept, the symbolism and the application. In the simplest of terms the continuum/tension between the sacred and the profane is life itself. And several of your examples embrace the yin/yang of masculine-feminine. Another example of sacred/profane?

p.s. my word verification was holysm

Lori Buff said...

I try not to use profanity around my plants ;-)
Wonderful pictures, thanks.

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Christine B. said...

Right now, I suppose the garden is more mundane, than either sacred or profane. But I am trying lots of burgundy, blue, and chartreuse foliage....

Christine in Alaska