Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tara Template: The Table

Following historic Garden Design rules, creates wildly unique gardens from the same templates. Every time.
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Sure, ignore historic Garden Design rules, go commando, walk off the reservation, reinvent the wheel, hello ubiquity.  Worse, aside from frittering money.  Time.  Life's precious commodity.
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Who have I become?  What happened to that young woman?  The one who needed perennial borders, shocking amounts of hydrangeas & gee gaws galore, first?  No longer a young woman, joyful victory, fully bloomed woman, humbly remaining a young gardener.  My life, To Sir With Love, lived into, Thomas Jefferson.  Hungering for more.  More, than the young woman who merely thought she hungered.
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Tara Template: The Table

intiem terras tuinontwerp Nijmegen


pleached trees around seating:

tuinontwerp Midden-Limburg Roermond


tuinontwerp Midden-Limburg Melick


tuinontwerp Maastricht Limburg


achtertuin ontwerp Zuid-Limburg
All pics, above, here.
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On August 20, 1811 Thomas Jefferson wrote to Charles Willson Peale, “I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position & calling, it should have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered, and near a good market for the productions of the garden.  “no occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, & no culture comparable to that of the garden. such a variety of subjects, some one always coming to perfection, the failure of one thing repaired by the success of another, & instead of one harvest a continued one thro’ the year. under a total want of demand except for our family table I am still devoted to the garden. but tho’ an old man, I am but a young gardener.”  Monticello Blog.  
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To Sir with Love
Those schoolgirl days of telling tales and biting nails are gone
But in my mind
I know they will still live on and on
But how do you thank someone, who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try
If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters,
That would soar a thousand feet high,
To Sir, with Love
The time has come
For closing books and long last looks must end
And as I leave
I know that I am leaving my best friend
A friend who taught me right from wrong
And weak from strong
That's a lot to learn
What, what can I give you in return?
If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start
But I, would rather you let me give my heart
To Sir, with Love
Songwriters: Don Black / Mark London
To Sir with Love lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Garden & Be Well,   XO T
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To Sir With Love, the movie, made quite an impression watching the first time as a teen.  More amazing is the source my life was given, as mentor, my Garden.  To Garden, with Love.

3 comments:

Deborah Clements said...

Can you tell us the name of those fabulous trees planted in fours? Would they be tolerant of Midwestern weather? Thanks so much - enjoy your blog!

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

Tara, one of the first purchases I made back in 1996 was a teak table, two benches and two chairs. Dave had fits..."it's too expensive, what possessed you to buy it..." even though I paid with my own money.
Fast forward fifteen years, we're porch sitting at the table, enjoying each other and a bottle of wine and he said, "I was so wrong; this is one of the best purchases ever made." Annually, I water seal the table, benches and chairs which prevents that lovely graying but it all looks as good as new...so worth it!

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