STATUS SYMBOL revisited

Back to the driveway….

                                                                    my driveWhat mine lacks is definition, or in design terms “line.”

                                                                            driveway from Tara's blog

                                                                             

In the above photo the tire tracks and tree trunks provide  it.

One of my favorite treatments for a drive, is the one below.   

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Beautiful cobbles contain the gravel  and the line provides direction.

What a wonderful welcome! Another item on my ‘Honey Do’ list.

Photo courtesy of  FOR LOVE OF A HOUSE.  Visit this blog for an overdose of inspiration and to see how they installed the cobbles. http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/so-lest-you-think-weve-been-sitting.html

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WHY DON’T YOU…

WHY DON’T YOU…

Have a  garden with presence in the winter.

Use evergreen groundcovers and some large evergreens for height.

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Here, Vinca and Helleborus mingle at the feet of deciduous hydrangeas. Can you imagine this space without them?

Yes, I just viewed Diana Vreeland, The Eye Has To Travel. can you tell?

I’M BOOKED!!

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I can barely contain my excitement. I was sent another gift;  a signed, coffee table book.  A garden I designed and built is included in it!

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MADISON: A Classic Southern Town,  is a bicentennial celebration of  Madison Georgia,  “the town Sherman refused to burn.”

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Written by William R. Mitchell Jr.and photography by Van Jones Martin and James R. Lockhart, it is an exquisite house and garden tour through what is considered one of the most beautiful antebellum towns in Georgia.

Some of the gardens I have designed over the years, received recognition. This is the first time one was ever been published in a hard covered book.

Thank you M & W You know who you are!

This garden clearly illustrates my design philosophy; the seamless unity of house and garden.