Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pot Narratives

Choosing pots for your garden, choose pots fabulous empty.  Another aid in choosing a pot, ask yourself, "Is this pot so wonderful it will be fought over at my estate sale?"
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Within threads of choosing pots choose for color too.
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This pot, doesn't need to be planted, will look marvelous empty.
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Perhaps the pot planting, below, is a 10" plastic pot sold as a hanging basket, with the hanger clipped off.

wishespleasures​  ♔  Natures Beauty on We Heart Ithttp://weheartit.com/entry/113128392/via/kendra_day_crockett
Pic, above, here.
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Get your pots at the right height.  Use a plinth, above. 
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This pot is doing heavy lifting in the Garden Design realm.  Did you notice already?  More than merely a focal point for this photograph.  This pot, above, is a focal point from more than a single direction. 
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The more axis a focal point has, the better the focal point.
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See it, do it.
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Funny how much narrative the Garden Design realm performs.  Seems so easy at the front end.  Until someone points out your focal point needs a plinth, and multiple axis.  In addition to that estate sale question.
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See it, do it?  Easy?  Requires that Johnny Cash bit, Meditate-on-it.
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Garden & Be Well,  XOT
 

4 comments:

Penelope Bianchi said...

It must be so much fun to be so brilliant! Honestly! You have to come speak in Santa Barbara! I am working on it......all I need is one knowledgeable person to meet and pitch you!

Did you ever come to Southern California? Near San Diego??


Brilliant post! Again!!!

Penelope Bianchi said...

buying plinths tomorrow for all my pots. Honest.

La Contessa said...

OH URNS AND I HAVE A MAD LOVE AFFAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DO YOU THINK WHEN I DIE MY SONS WILL KNOW WHAT THE POTS ARE WORTH.................?
I thought when they were younger YES to that question........NOW it's IFFY!!!!!!!
I MAY JUST TAKE THEM ALL WITH ME!!!!!!!
XX

David Cristiani said...

"Will it be fought over" "Axis, double axis, focal point." Last weekend I may have succeeded driving those points home with a 3rd time client. Of course, I wouldn't start sketching until we defined the functions and where the new steel door / trellis edge goes...and moving his outdoor table and chairs on-axis with his back door and future gate.

He got it, and I sketched and we talked in the cool afternoon, alfresco.