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I have more than 20 years experience as a professional landscape designer.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Garden Vignettes

All the pictures on this post were taken by
film and TV designer Giovanna Melton.

                                   Couronne Du  Soliel

                            Les Sylphides

                     La Belle Danseuse

                       Moment Supreme

  Aunt Mildred said, "I call these here fried
  egg flowers. Cause they look s'much like
  fried eggs."

   Steve Martin said, "A day without
   sunshine is like, you know, night."

  The whole bunch of them were as close
  as peas in a pod. Everybody knew it.

           The sensitive tendrils wrap
           around everything they
           touch. The prize is on the
           other side of the dark passage.

  "Glory be," she whispered on an
   in-breath. "That's Earl hunkered
   down in the dark behind that tree.
   He thinks I can't see him." 
   Edna reached in her purse and
   pulled out a gun. 

  As you leave the party and start down
  the stairway. It hits you, the perfect
  crippling put down you should
  have said.

  Did you see the unicorn right there
  in the center? It was just for a second.



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vent Vert

   "Green how I want you green,
   green wind, green branches."

    Green is the color of money.
  Going for the green, means
  making more money.

           Green is the color of spring.

       The color green is nourishing
       to your health.

           Green is the color of ecology.

           Green is the symbol of fertility.

  Green was the preferred color for 
  wedding gowns in the 15th century.

 Green M&Ms candy are said to send
 a sexual message.

   Because of the popularity of absinthe
   in the 1860's, the Parisian cafes
   established 5PM as "L'Heure Verte"
   The Green Hour.

 Green in the language, Green Thumb,
 To get the green Light, Greenbacks,
 Greenhorn, Greener Pastures,
 Green With Envy.

            In Arthurian legends, green
            signifies mystical or 
            magical properties.

         In the Aztec culture, green was
         the color of royalty.

  Green plants visually recede.  

  When working with green 
   in Feng Shui it is important
   to have several different

           Egyptians wore green eyeliner.
           Green eye shades are still in use.

           In the color spectrum visible to
           the human eye, green occupies
           the most space.

  In Japan, green is regarded as the
  color of eternal life.

          Green symbolizes the life force.

           Green is a restful color.

           Green is the color associated
           with regeneration.

               Yellow Orchids, Green Wind

  Black Dahlia, Green Wind

            The breath of the Green Dragon


Monday, March 26, 2012

L'Heure Bleue

     It was late spring just before dusk.

           Owls are the only birds that
       can see the color blue.

  In the landscape blue gives a feeling
    of distance.

   The blue of the sky and the blue of
  the ocean are perceived as a constant
  in our lives.

                           In the garden blue's
                 complimentary color
                 is orange.

                                           The Lady In Blue           

  Blue is the color of loyalty
  as in true blue.

    It is said that blue is the 
   overwhelmingly favorite color.

                In Greece the color blue 
            is believed to ward off
            the evil eye.

                Turquoise is the symbol
                 of youth.

             House and garden in the
          blue hour.

   Blue is so soothing that it is a
  good choice for pajamas.

      A blue iris means your friendship
    is important to me.

  The color blue aids intuition.

                    He sang, lavender blue
               dilly dilly lavender green.
               If I were king dilly dilly
               you'd be my queen.

  It happens once in a blue moon.

              Blue is the favorite color
           for toothbrushes.

              Dark blue is the color of