Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Walls Of Your Rooms

Landscapes ARE architecture. Begin creating architecture in the landscape with ceilings, yesterday's post, then walls. (My Tea Olive Terrace, below, along the side of my home.)Landscape walls can be the side of your home, above, or all plantings, below. (Wall, below, is mine & hides the neighborhood from my tender sensibilities. What me not living in the Cotswolds?)
Espaliered woody shrubs & vines dramatize the walls of a home, fence, dependency & etc., below. (My Bay Terrace, below.)
Using wit, below, Susanne Hudson swags a window. Pow, Shazam, baby.
With more wit, intellect, & drama she created a garden room, raised on a dais (aka deck, but dais is ever so much nicer, yes?),
with old church windows.
Landscape Design: create walls.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Slow down, peruse again, Landscape Design IS this easy. Look at the 2nd pic again. Notice how much sky I own because of my walls? You would CRINGE knowing how many houses along the ubiquitous subdivision cul-de-sac lane (aka street) my garden obliterates in that 2nd pic. Who knew? Gardens are offense & defense. A moat of grace around home & life.


Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love those old church windows in the garden!

Tara Dillard said...

Susanne should be selling replicas of those church windows next year. XO T

Desert Dweller said...

The church windows outside are amazing - a polite screen / spatial definition!

Many architects (not the desert-phobes, but the good ones) get the architecture of plants more than most of our local "plant-people" get it. I am fortunate to have the former as allies!

Renée Finberg said...

this is a certain fairytale universe you are living in.
so pretty!!


Divine Theatre said...

Oh yes! A moat!