Friday, May 25, 2012

How To Increase The Drama

Subtle drama, ego in check.  Pair of stone columns, iron gate, half-round stone steps & on axis a Japanese maple.  Not a gaudy statue or etc.
 Do you see the opportunity to increase the subtle drama, below?
Remove the pinestraw bed & let the turf flow to the stone wall.
Small tweek HUGE impact.
Garden & Be Well,  XO Tara
Pic taken last weekend at my lecture venue.


Kathy said...

I love this! If I had it to do all over again, I would have no foundation plants at all, just crushed slate....occasionally toped off with fabulous terra cotta pots filled with perfectly pruned boxwood. about drama! ;)....have a great weekend....k

Anonymous said...

That would make it PERFECT!!

Desert Dweller said... that lawn to near the wall, too? Seems higher maintenance at those steps to have to mow and trim, but it is a small length to do that, anyway, so maybe I'm off on that?

Anonymous said...


Another great point. You have so inspired and educated me these past few months. As I have perused your books and site I am running to the window and then into the yard and back looking looking looking until I see it. Then ripping out the wrong thing and figuring out the right thing. Your daily bits of insight just hit home with me, I am so glad you share with the rest of us.

Enjoy the weekend!

Tara Dillard said...

David, saw it done at Great Dixter, Christopher Lloyd's garden.

You must get your body into his space.


Aansy Stone said...

Great job Tara, i've never been here before but i guess i'm here because of your creative work. I look forward to implement these on my place as well.

~Aansy @Garden Designers