I feel like I keep bringing it up…but once again the blogging class strikes… This time, my homework is to enact some of the things that we have been talking and thinking about, take action and put ideas paper and just do it…. So here goes.
For those of you who were lovers of Domino magazine, you might remember an occasional feature where the editors would have a photo of someone in a great outfit and they would ask…can this be turned into a room?….turn the page…of course it can…see totally cool, interestingly styled room taken from the outfit’s inspiration. I loved it.
I am of the mind that garden creation is, for he most part, entirely too uninspired and dragged down by old notions of what a garden should be. People like Diarmuid Gavin inspire me because he has a penchant for using unconventional materials in new ways, his inspiration comes from everywhere, and he is lets himself run wild with it. I would like to do the same in the safe little confines of this blog…to inspire you, my readers, to think of garden design in a fresh new way. I want to banish from the English language phrases like ‘foundation plantings’ and encourage exciting design and view that gardens can be as much an expression of ourselves as any other room in the house. So, it is in that spirit, and that I am prodded along by my class to make some of my ideas a reality, that I give you CAN YOU MAKE THIS INTO A GARDEN?
A little note though…before committing to a long run of this series, I want to see how you like it and figure out how big of an undertaking it will be for me to create a weekly piece. I have to admit I am keeping it simple to start…and borrowing some of the ideas (with permission) from Hort Couture (a fun and interesting new line of plants that you should look out for in nurseries near you).
So here is my first…Can You Make This Into a Garden?
(found on fashion development and is the work of David Downtown – I think…please correct me if I am wrong.)
Yes you can!….see amazing plant combos and cool garden ideas….
1. Autumn Garden Acer Glory, 2. Red Bridge, Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina3. Red caladium, 4. Irisene Herbstii 2, 5. Red Calibrachoa
Let me know what you think….and I can also use some help….it seems like beautiful fashion illustration is a little hard to come by…I would love to meet some students or pros that are happy to let me use their work to feature here as the inspiration piece for this series…let me know if you know of someone who would be up for it….