Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Pink, Blue, Purple are such beautiful color combinations. It makes me happy just seeing them washed together. When I would design the recipes for each flower bed at Thanksgiving Point Gardens, I loved using these cool colors and then pop them with a complimentary color. Look how the lime buds pop next to this pink and green leaf.This photo shows how repetition and contrast makes color sing. These coral freesia with the yellow centers look electric. But the blue in the background complements the yellow mass, and it brings the blue value out in the coral petals.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The bottom of the pond pictured is a gravel over pond liner installation. This is not the best or most effective surface. The waste and organic matter is hard to clean out of the rocks, After all of the heavy lifting and dirty work, it is nice to sit back, enjoy the view and relax.
This is a large water surface when it is full and up and running. The wild ducks love to sneak in each spring and try and set up nesting. Ducks and ponds really do not mix. At least pools without good filters. I spend many mornings chasing ducks out of the garden. A formal swimming pool is just a few step up the hill, I refuse to let the ducks into the swimming pool.
One year a hen hatched 7 ducklings out and they enjoyed the garden. Soon enough they found a way into the swimming pool. They could get in but not out of it. I made floating islands and stairs for the babies to leave the water.