Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Beautiful Easy Landscapes: Design Course Free in this Pic

Beautiful easy landscape design course, below, in a single picture.

What is here?
Scale, flow, invitation, axis, double axis, mystery, color theme, contrasting textures, path, mall, historical theme, lighting, focal points, canopy of sky, understory trees, pots so wonderful they can be planted- or not.
  The most important landscape design element, aside from easy to maintain? 
 Creation of a beautiful backdrop to life. 
Prior to age 40 most clients want gobsmacks of stuff in their landscape.  Past 50 most clients want strong editing in their landscape, and, demanding it be beautiful backdrop to their lives.
This is you demanding your landscape leverage your life, in all layers.
Favorite question I ask myself about every landscape design, "What can I take out, and it remains a beautiful landscape?"
Garden & Be Well,    XO Tara
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NOTE to my gardening friends... look for changes to come. 
Knew before computers/cell phones, sitting in Atlanta traffic on way to a client, 'I must reach a larger audience with the same amount of effort.'   Soon after that epiphany I signed my CBS-TV, and, books contracts on the same day.
Then I read an article in the NYTimes about something called 'blogging'.  Saved the article for a year before reading it.  Studied all the blogs they mentioned, hired a computer expert they quoted, and attended a blogging seminar.
Blogging 2.0 has arrived, my knowledge is 1.0.  A believer in copying the best historic gardens across the globe it flows into every arena of life.  Watching Maria Killam grow her career/blog/life over the past 3 years made its impact.  Signed up  for a year's course with her blogging expert, Jon Morrow
Changes will be slow, plodding is my adored method.  Pulling triggers here/there is spice in the mix.
What do YOU want?
Nothing is too small, too big, or too ego crushing to mention.
Passion lies in sharing what has filled me to the depths of grace, joy & atonement, the best landscapes created over the last 2,000+ years.

Just so you know... 

 I  welcome your input.


La Contessa said...

You need ZERO help..........I adore your advise.Home from FRANCE I have a new post up on PARIS today and realize I want to toss myself back into the garden day & night!IT gave me so much food for the soul!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the settled clients, whether over 50 or 30-ish, who don't see a house as a mere status and $ investment, moving every few years - those cannot be helped. And assuming they are not caught into local fads (plants, boulders, outdoor kitchens, putting greens, etc).

Great example of design lessons for those who get that garden backdrop (or fabric) of their lives. Where I once lived and now lived, we might have more hours of comfortable weather to have that than most anywhere, except San Diego!

I hope you just keep doing what you are, no need to see a transition from blog 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0!

Kathy said...

Visited MK blog....too busy/much ! (sorry MK)...(maybe it's me). My favorite blogs are simple and straight forward. I don't have time to navigate. Heck, I haven't posted on my own blog since May! Yours is PERFECT!!! It's straight forward, inspirational, and simple. It's always beautiful, and I learn something every time. Too much advertising and add ons ruin a blog in my opinion. Your posts always leave me wanting a good way....thanks for that...k

FIGGY said...

TARA, lONG TIME READER AND FAN HERE. NEVER COMMENTED BEFORE. I really want more of the same. Love your posts and the way they are distilled. Love when you talk about the lessons non-landscape you have learned in your life too. Keep up the good work and I look forward to a few changes but don't get too slick on us. I like it kind of "underground". Hope you feel me!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

it's a lovely photo and truly enjoyed your comments; they made me consider and think further.
like you, I need to make changes, not so much in my personal blog but in the work to help people prepare their affairs. it's a puzzle.

lisa douglas said...

I agree with Figgy and others. Your writing is direct and yet cryptic, too. Your spartan speech engages us, challenges, and encourages us. Beyond the garden, by the way.