It was a humble house. Two large trees and a lawn bordered in river rocks. At one side, there was a gate to the private part of the property. It was all but hidden in shrubbery gone a bit wild. Through this opening was but a glimpse which whet the imagination with visions of what might beyond.
This homeowner clearly understands the dramatic impact of strong focal points and the purpose of defined pathways.
Whatever is beyond- it must be wonderful to warrant all this detail.
|Say Hello to my husband, Gerry|
As a Garden Communicator. I look for elements that are not just visually pleasing; they are thoughtful. The Patina-ed cedar bridge allows visitors to pad across the water feature without needing to leap it like a deer.
Pond owners are apt to enjoy naming fish like pets. Then the sad day comes when the little ones are gone from the water. Vanished. Some bird has discovered an easy shallow water source to swoop in for a quick fish dinner. While the shaded roofing won't detract raccoon- it is a good line of defense against birds of prey.
The sundial rests upon the ground, marking the turn in the stone pathway.
Every good garden has a sense of place. In this modest garden, I could feel God's grace in the humble execution of details.
Yesterday I visited more charming gardens in Newport and Corona del Mar. Each with a fabulous story to share. As soon as we finish enjoying the rurality of Encinitas.