Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ranchburger: Beauty Without Stress

Lining the foundation of this ranch, below, were the obligatory-neatly-in-a-row, evergreen meatballs. Between the house & frontdoor sidewalk I removed the line of meatballs,
put in a flagstone terrace with teak bench/coffee table, low evergreen shrubs, groundcover, understory tree, & pots. Voila, ta-da, but of course.
My Dear Lady has been slowed by multiple health issues for over a year. Yet her garden has never been a worry for maintenance, even during this 5 weeks without rain.
This is the point of good Landscape Design: can you work a million hours, travel, caretake a loved one, or have health issues & still maintain a beautiful landscape?
A beautiul landscape not allowing for real-life is not a beautiful landscape, it's stress.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics taken earlier this week in the same garden as previous blog post. Poppets, "I" did not literally perform labor in this sweet garden my contractor did. Wish I could rip out mature shrubs, install flagstone terraces & etc.... !


BWS said...

I need this...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So funny, and so true.

Terry said...

Outlaw overgrown foundation plantings right now.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Love the term "meatballs"!
And my own garden is teaching me right now what is hardy and what is not in this lack of rain.....I just yesterday discovered an anemone loss- I didn't think those *could* be killed!

Ginny said...

I also love that term "evergreen meatballs"!