Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Where to Site a Garden Focal Point

In the garden, your house is the main focal point.
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For centuries, this, below, has worked.

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If something has worked for centuries, there is a reason.
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And, it will work for you.
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Urn on plinth.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Never had a college instructor or seminar speaker say, In the garden your home is the focal point.
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Why?
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What did those 'experts' miss?  Paint colors on the home, lighting, hardware, views into windows, style choices, where to correctly site exterior focal points.  For starters.
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Most common question I receive, Where should I put this plant?
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If only that were the question.
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Garden design is about where to put a plant?
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Hardly.
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6 comments:

Things That Inspire said...

From a chandelier obsessed person, that is one beautiful chandelier! I love the interior pictures that you use to emphasize your thoughts about the exterior.

I saw some beautiful garden urns in a local shop - I think it was Foxgloves - they would look beautiful on pedestals.

La Contessa said...

URN on plinth………..your right!It always works.
Gorgeous here in the library!

Divine Theatre said...

I love that an urn on a plinth signals (to me) the beginning of one thing or the ending of another. Like a great mystery that never completely reveals itself.

xo

Andie

Merlin said...

Which came first?? franki

Sophia Cabria said...

What nice blog and I like it very much thank you for sharing..

sandrajonas.com said...

Tara, you had all the wrong teachers!!!

Gertrude Jekyll said "The garden must curtsey to the house."