Saturday, July 23, 2011

Landscape Design: Subsidiary Focal Points

At woodland's edge, below, a tiny vegetable garden.  Perfect siting for her red leaf Japanese maple.
 Too pretty, rusted urn, to not use, below, but the garden already has a main focal point here, the roundabout (yesterday's pics), it's discreetly tucked into a 'shrub clump'.  A subsidiary focal point.
 Leaving yesterday's roundabout, below, a path.  Peaking thru the garden, above, notice her USA flag.
With its curve this path has my interest.  Eyes, mind & feet are pulled.
Yes, I'm going to walk you thru more of Mary's garden next post.
Garden & Be Well,      XO Tara
Adore the concept, SHRUB CLUMP.  Of course it's from Gertrude Jekyll.  It's difficult to read her in bed at night.  She's always exciting.  Graham Stuart Thomas, same thing.
Mary didn't know I was coming to her garden, she is at the beach with grandchildren.  Nothing is styled, and why historical landscape design concepts keep working.  Note arrived from Mary yesterday, she's 71.  Important for you to know this.  She is the gardener.


Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

Oh I can't wait! Hubby and I have already copied your Bois Bench seating arrangement with what we have. . . . and I'm loving this 60 year old's garden. . . .

I haven't been posting much, but I read and look and take notes and dream and actually do some of the things you share.

Thanks for sharing the grand things of gardens (conservatory isn't going to happen here)and the not so grand. . . . You always have something for each of us!

Desert Dweller said...

I like the overgrown, relaxed feel in that space. The flag really makes it bold, yet inviting. In those scenes, this desert rat sees not just subsidary or subtle focal points, but moisture.


Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

Quick question? How does she keep the squirrels out of her veggie garden? We could do something similar. . . but am afraid so close to the wooded area the squirrels will end up w/most of it!

Lasertek said...

This is nice! I like the third picture better. Makes you walk up there and smell the flowers. I think every space and every place has a focal point. And they become even pronounced when one puts in more effort on it.