Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How to Design the Best Landscape is Not What You Think: It's Easier

Design your garden for winter, it will be pretty all year.

Spring, roses, hydrangeas, foxgloves & etc. get all the calendar shots, yet the true test remains, winter.
Rosemary Verey's, The Garden in Winter, is the garden design book you want.  Garden design facts are counterintuitive.
Another counterintuitive garden design rule?  Copy.  If it's beautiful in another garden it will be beautiful in yours, and original.  
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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La Contessa said...

I recognized this garden immediately!I have been following her BLOG now for a few years!There is that plinth and urn!!!!!!!NEVER FAILS!

home before dark said...

I so agree that winter reveals the bones. It's why I love stone and hardscape and the often ridiculed yews. And a mix of shrubs and trees that drop leaves at different times like a winter striptease and that hold the magic of snow and give shadows in moonlight.

Anonymous said...

Good advice. One sees the 'bones' in winter.
I start all my designs with the winter framework then fill in the 'goodies'

Love your new look.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

The bit about copying is certainly counterintuitive, but I'm going to trust you and use it.

Another thumbs up for your new design. You must have formatted it when snow fell.

Greet Lefèvre said...

Thank you Tara for posting this picture of our garden and for featuring my blog here!
Merry Christmas to you and your beloved ones!

Anonymous said...

Says it all, too bad many Americans still don't get simple bones, especially more in flyover country!

This white / dark reveals a garden's true strength. In the desert SW, so little white made up for more brown with bright sunlight most days, so green bones perhaps more important.