Wednesday, January 25, 2017
You got me with your almost brutally modern architecture, smashed into historic Garden Design.
Then you dropped those orbs with a glint of art nouveau reverie taking a ride with Tinkerbell.
Your furniture borders on cliche excepting it's an ode to cubism.
Well do I appreciate the hands & intent pruning, a cocky marvel, to those who know.
Finally, ending with how lush can you be with the smallest amount of input.
You're darn tooting I want to see the rest of the garden.
Pic, above, here.
Adore garden pics telling a story, and teaching a Garden Design class.
What do you see, above?
Garden & Be Well, XO T
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I've pondered why some little landscapes, including mine, live HUGE.
Yes, seriously, I've pondered & mulled & considered & strained to figure it out.
It's the sky.
With little space you still have infinite ownership of the sky.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Have seen Paley Park, in pics, several times thru the years. Takes my heart each time. Perhaps I'll get there some day! Thank you Janelle McCulloch Library Of Design for posting this garden haven.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Copy brilliance, I do.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Espaliered woody shrubs & vines dramatize the walls of a home, fence, dependency & etc., below. (My Bay Terrace, below.)
Using wit, below, Susanne Hudson swags a window. Pow, Shazam, baby.
With more wit, intellect, & drama she created a garden room, raised on a dais (aka deck, but dais is ever so much nicer, yes?),
with old church windows.
Landscape Design: create walls.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Gertrude Jekyll, famous landscape designer, said, "The first thing I consider is what to put on the house." At zero point in college or symposia has anyone said this to me. Took this pic in France, a private garden. In addition to vines on a house, I like espaliered woody flowering shrubs, they need no trellis or wire.
Vertical gardening on a tiny subdivision lot, above, canopy & understory trees with climbing roses. If Monet could have a climbing rose thru his understory trees, so can I. That's my garden, above. The window? It's where I'm typing this post.
When you hear the phrase “vertical gardening,” what comes to mind? You might think about roses scrambling up a trellis, or an overhead arbor dripping with wisteria. Those with a contemporary aesthetic may envision a mosaic of succulents hung on an outdoor wall, while edible gardeners see a riotous mix of creative containers, with tomatoes and peas reaching for the sun.
Vertical gardening is all those things and more. To celebrate the publication of Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces by roundtable members Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet, this month our designers share their own unique perspectives on this exciting garden trend.
Lesley Hegarty & Robert Webber : Hegarty Webber Partnership : Bristol, UK
Pam Penick : Digging : Austin, TX »
Rebecca Sweet : Gossip In the Garden : Los Altos, CA »
Scott Hokunson : Blue Heron Landscapes : Granby, CT »
Susan Morrison : Blue Planet Garden Blog : East Bay, CA »
Tara Dillard : Vanishing Threshold : Atlanta, GA »