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Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop – Walls and Fences Revisited Wrap-Up

Rustic fence at Horsford 08

A virtual pot of sweetly scented primroses to all of you who shared your thoughts on and images of garden walls and fences for this month’s Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop. Here are the posts…

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Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop – Walls and Fences Revisited

Fence along driveway midJuly 05

To kick off Year Three of the Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop, we’re revisiting what has turned out to be one of our most popular topics: fences, walls, and other means of creating enclosure, separating spaces, and adding privacy and protection.

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The Background On Backgrounds

new verbascum and mapleI’m one of those who believe the basic language of visual design applies to almost any topic or media. The ideas that make a successful garden vignette could also be employed to create a pleasing painting, a tempting textile, a beautiful building, or a fine photograph. There is a design language, and it does boast a few important “phrases.” Thus we hear, ad nauseum,  about contrasting forms, about the use of color, the value of texture, blah, blah, blah. I don’t mean to belittle those essential elements, but how come we never hear anything about, say, backgrounds?   Continue Reading →

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Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop – December Wrap-Up

Side garden fence Sept 27 07Despite the many demands of this busy month, we had a great turnout for December’s Design Workshop on the subject of garden fences and walls. From classic white pickets and rustic split rail to stunning sheet metal, we got to see some amazing garden enclosures and pick up some great ideas too. Below is a summary of all the posts relating to this month’s topic, roughly organized by subject. Enjoy! Continue Reading →

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On the Fence

Solid-board fence Ondra garden Emmaus Spring 01I’ve tried out and enjoyed many kinds of fences in my gardens over the years. In my last garden, I ended up with a variety of styles, but because they were all either white or green, they all seemed to work together. Not long before I decided to sell that house, I had a beautifully built solid-board fence installed to permanently enclose the garden, and Mom and I stained it a pretty mossy green. Boy, do I miss that fence—almost as much as the garden, I think. Continue Reading →

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