Saturday, October 5, 2013

How to Choose a Design Direction: Before/After

You know what to do, below, of course?  Extreme rustic requires extreme

formal, below.  Contrast is one of the sharpest arrows in your quiver.

Of course an allee was needed between the Chicken Coop & Long Barn toward the Pole Barn.

For added formality Crape Myrtle standards were chosen along with espaliered sasanquas, below.

 Not quite before/after pics, pairs of urns not sited correctly and another 2 years of maturity needed.
Path is wide enough to set up small round dinner tables during parties or a harvest table with twinkle lites in the Crape Myrtle canopy.
Are you doing this?  Design your garden to enjoy in the fullness of life.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics last month at a jobsite.  Wish you could have seen the heirloom turkey trying to get rid of me while taking these pics.
Contrast won't steer you wrong and keeps you from ever being 'stuck' on a direction.


Kathy said...

Wow, I did not know that when something was extremely rustic it required formality. Beautiful,brilliant.
I learn so much reading your blog!

Merlin said...

Holy Cow!! What a brilliant transformation!! Kudos! franki

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

Oh I like this very much and will remember the 'rule' of rustic/formal. What will you do differently w/the urns?

And please, please post pix two years from now!

Maryanne The Garden said...

great transformation only to become greater with age.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

What vision you have! I can't imagine what two years will bring. But I bet you can.

Sindy said...

Extremely handsome!

La Petite Gallery said...

This is night and Day. It looks like a completly different place.
Go Tara..You are 5 stars*****

Velvet said...

So beautiful. I wonder, do you find the opposite is as appealing? - I'm dealing with a more formal home than I'm used to after moving to town from the Hill Country, and I'm stumped. All I've managed so far is to dig up all the azaleas. Your project really is lovely, thank you.

Hartwood Roses said...

If you wish we could have seen the turkey, you should show it to us. (simple solution) said...


dryheatblog said...

This really drives in the point of creating an axis...i.e. making the bland extraordinary! Thanks for the lesson, Tara D.