Friday, February 7, 2020

How to Garden Like You Mean It: Macro Layer

Easy fix, below.  See the problem?
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Ok, slow down.  Define the Garden Design problem, below.
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Next, how would you fix this problem?
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Quite an excellent Neo-Le-Jardin-Rustique, below.
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What's stopping it from being a Purist Le Jardin Rustique?


Pic, above, here.
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Garden Design problem, above, belongs to the pair of pots.
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No worries one is smaller than the other.
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Major issue? Differing heights of the pots.
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In Italy, studying historic gardens, if only one thing is learned, it is Pot-Rims-at-Same-Height.
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Pot, at right, above, must be raised on a plinth, both pots at equal rim height.
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Plants not matching, not a big issue. 
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Next topic.  What's keeping this garden, above, from being a purist agrarian garden?
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The lawn, a monoculture lawn. 
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Properly, the 'lawn', above, should be a low mixed meadow.  Poof, Le Jardin Rustique, and fully agrarian.
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What's gained with fully agrarian?  Several items on agrarian list, above, one is at the top, static.  The other items allowed dynamic order.
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Maximum pollinator habitat is at the boundary of meadow to woodland.  Life happens at the margins. 
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Creating maximum pollinator habitat is more than sustainable, regenerative, eco, green, reduces climate change.  What is this ingredient, of maximum importance, about pollinator habitat, and its relationship to you?
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Stewardship.
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Stewardship to yourself, others, wildlife, Earth.
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Stewardship in action, a layer of poyeema from Providence.  Washing of the servant's feet.
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Nature's gift to us, if we understand her language.
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Garden & Be Well,  XO T
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A client mentioned, Life happens at the margins, and I wrote it on a scrap of paper.  A few days later I texted a girlfriend with same skin/hair coloring as mine, "Need to buy blush, what color?",  "Orgasm, by Nars." she replied. 
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Under, Life happens at the margins, I wrote, Nars Orgasm, on the scrap of paper.
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A couple weeks later, Beloved asks me, "What is a Nars Orgasm, what's going on?"  With an odd countenance. 
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He had seen that scrap of paper laying on my dresser, after I had recently bought the blush online.
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Blew his bubble.  He was All-In on whatever a Nars Orgasm presented.
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Orgasm is the perfect color for my hair/skin.  Had never bought Nars before and have since ordered other items from them.

6 comments:

La Contessa said...

I WON!
I SAW THE PROBLEM OF THE POTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YIPPY!!!!!
A GARDEN EYE I HAVE!!!!
WELL DONE ME!!!!!
TARA GREAT TEACHER.............HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN READING HERE?
XX

Penelope Bianchi said...

best blush color ever. I wish I had told you!

You are the best! Inspirational, wonderful, joyful, appreciative.....I so hope Beloved is doing well. You waited a long time to find him!!

XXXXOOOO

Dewena said...

I'm still chuckling at the Orgasm by Nars story! But also made a note, "low mixed meadow" because of the half acre of grass we have on the field overlooking the pond. It sweeps across the whole width of lawn to the dense hedgerow that faces the street and leads your eye to the pond. We've talked about trying to have wildflowers in it or something other than just grass but don't know where to start or whether it would look poorly kept instead of the way I envision it. I'll have to search your archives and see if you have hints on low mixed meadows!

David C. said...

Enjoyed your meander from matching plant container rim heights to color. Inspiration to catch up on needed blog posts of mine...as in 4 months behind.

Sarah said...

I always learn from your blog posts. And the scrap of paper story is hilarious. Thank you!!

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