Thursday, March 7, 2013

Poverty Cycle Into the Music Room


The library across the hall, previous post, is moody with northeastern light.  The music room, below, hums in southeastern light.


Eastern light, below, in the mirror, southern light, window above.


The garden view, below, is one of my proudest achievements.


I took the garden, a century old, to its Southern roots in time & place.  Using the Poverty Cycle.  Looking in the window, below, seen, above.


Tara Turf to the foundation, granite curbstone step instead of green-meatball-foundation-plantings, drifts of daffodils as-if-they-were-always-there.
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Plenty of areas to play & show off in this garden, and I have, but without using the Poverty Cycle the garden would lack soul, character, integrity, & have too-much-uneducated-ego.  Of course you've deduced, this is my ego, above.  This is a portion of the front porch, hence, double ego!
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Garden & Be Well,    XO Tara
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Pics taken last week at jobsite.  Same garden as previous several posts.
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Ego for doing-the-right-thing makes me unemployable to the largest design/install companies across USA.  Why?  It's all about sales.  Are you beginning to understand the prevalence of green meatballs & foundation plantings and, and, and?
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Oh my, a little Puppet Barbuda this morning.  Uneducated ego?  Testosterone-on-wheels-mow-blow-go-commodify-all-I-touch-get in fast-get out fast-sign my contract-pay me every month.  Sad, you'll pay later in lower house value, higher HVAC, increase maintenance expenses, poison  ground water with fertilizer, destroy pollinator habitat, and worse, harm your spirit with ugliness.  

8 comments:

David Cristiani said...

Understated beauty, like a female singer's voice being referred to as "raw silk" the other day. Proud to have you / P. Barbuda in my "unemployable" company, though we're map bookends along the southern tier of the US!

Ego for doing the right thing - yes. Uneducated ego harming spirits - bullseye.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Yes, this is so right for this house. This is the landscaping of my childhood on all the farms surrounding my little town. Big white houses with expanses of grass and wild flowers. But....lets talk about that wallpaper! I adore that wallpaper!

Nella said...

Wow, Tara....you have me thinking.....really thinking....change is in the wind here, thank you, N.xo

Anonymous said...

Love it but how do you mow around the daffodils?

Tara Dillard said...

Tara Turf has what the birds drop, the winds bring, bulbs.....

Mowing is zero issue with daffodils in Tara Turf.

Bless you for knowing to ask.

XO T

Anonymous said...

I love the view in the 3rd. photo. I have been looking at old Library of Congress pictures of early/mid 20th century farms, and you have it just right.

Anonymous said...

I love the view in the 3rd. photo. I have been looking at old Library of Congress pictures of early/mid 20th century farms, and you have it just right.

your sister said...

Would you be so kind as to define the "poverty cycle"? Do you mean having both scarce and abundant areas?