Monday, March 24, 2014

Planting in Drifts + Ultimate Status Symbol

Several hundred acres, several barns, several thousand bulbs to plant.
Constraint?  Bulbs must look like they've been on property for a century.
What to do?
Toss out every known morsel of garden design since 1960.  (Easy, been there/done that.)
Plant in blowzy DRIFTS.

Drifts must be organic tear drops.  Stubby or elongated + versions in between.

From inside the barn, below, to the house.

Did you know this about Garden Design?  If you create beauty in one direction, it's beautiful in its opposite.  
Notice the foot path, above?  
How few know a foot path through meadow is one of life's ultimate status symbols.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics taken at jobsite yesterday.
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La Contessa said...

Footpaths…………I have one of those!Made from my BELOVED four paw friends.

Connie in Hartwood said...

Drifts of daffodils are one of my most favorite dreams!

lisa douglas said...

The daffodils delight us and our farm guests during the season called last of winter dancing with first of spring. Tara Dillard's muse sketched these flowers to appear along the family drive, under the fig trees,
and perhaps my favorite spot: the bulbs which "fell out of the basket" and bloom inside the orchard gate. Thank you.