It’s all in the details.
Isn’t it always? I’m not generally a fan of kitsch garden ornamentation, but the flow and elegance of this garden makes what could be junky into something extraordinarily beautiful. Its really about the sense of place…. Its that the style of this garden and the place where it is so completely match. The Mexican theme is totally appropriate and homey and comfortable. I am truly envious of people who live in southern California and can pull this off.
It just wouldn’t fly here in the North East. When I see gardens like this, and I share them, I worry that someone will run out and inappropriately try to copy it. Like all those people in the suburbs of places like Denver who want a Tuscan feel. What? No. No. NO! I get it, you see something you love and try to bring it home. I am covetous too, but before you leave this post, take a minute to focus on what you love about the region where you live. What makes your place different from the rest of world. Why would other people be jealous of where you live? Try focusing on that when you design your garden.
Ohmm….I am meditating on the The New England vernacular…so that I don’t rushout and buy myself a chiminea.
There are dozens more images of this beautiful garden over at Laguna Dirt (a fab blog I only recently discovered).