Monday, April 23, 2012

Piedmont Pool & Palms

She asked for palms & cones in the Piedmont. 

Interiors are evocatively French.  Windmill palms & Italian cypress do great in metro Atlanta's zone 8.
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Between crest of hill & house, above, a new swimming pool.  Circled by Piedmont canopy & understory trees.
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Connecting palms & cones to the Piedmont are Azalea 'George Tabor'.
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Plantings sighted for views from pool, upper/lower terraces, bedrooms. 
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Notice what happens when beauty is designed?  Beauty works in both directions. 
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Did you know to Landscape Design for double axis?
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Garden & Be Well,      XO Tara
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Pics taken last week at a jobsite.  Metro Atlanta includes the tail end of the Coastal Plain/beginning of the Piedmont. 
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Biggest challenge was making sure the new landscape didn't look like it landed from Mars.  Their backyard is thoroughly Piedmont.  As a wise woman said, "Grow damn you, grow."  A bit of passalong advice to the azaleas.  Azaleas are keeping the Landscape Design from looking 'odd'.
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Love, love, love being challenged with this Landscape Design. 
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Miss Nancy Watkins do you recognize your quote?  Typically I utter it privately !

6 comments:

Lori Buff said...

I would never have thought of putting those together yet here they are working so well. Beautiful.

NellJean said...

Everybody gets to have what they like, the trick is in making everybody else like it too. Just this morning I made a list of exotic plants that grow at Great Dixter that I'm NOT going to plant including Bananas, Morning glories and Miscanthus.

cindy hattersley design said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see the rest. Interesting that Italian Cypress does well there as well. Love to garden and love your blog!

Mary Ellen said...

The landscape is looking lovely. We are in process of giving the outside of our home a facelift without changing the footprint of it with the exception of a very nice size portico- I am now trying to decide how to landscape that area. Wish I had your knowledge about putting things together in a magical way!

bee blessed
mary

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

Some of my best memories of my mom are from the garden. I can remember her saying the same thing after planting something precious and then standing back to have a look. I enjoy your blog - thanks.

Desert Dweller said...

Nice juxtaposition...I can actually see those plants going together. Esp with that slope. The palm from uplands in the Himalayas, cypress from the uplands of the Mediterranean, azaleas the uplands of east Asia and N America.

And most of all, it does go together! That home makes me think of fresh biscuits, and sitting on that porch (veranda) for hours.