Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Nationally acclaimed landscape architect, Norman Kent Johnson's tool bouquet had me rethink mine. What to use, how to get it on the wall, and knowing it's floral design not landscape design. My late friend/mentor/client/artist/rancher Mary Kistner instilled her mantra well, It's what we do with what we have.
Junk, glorious garden junk. Can you believe I do get rid of things...occasionally?

Unexpectedly, delightfully, the garden bells clap in the wind. Do you think this looks like a pile of junk on the wall? That's fine. Each piece of junk has a backstory making me smile. One piece involves a police chopper, ooh-la-la. Another was found in England at Great Dixter.
An odd thing about this assemblage? I read it like a story book of my gardening life.
Creeping fig on the wall, above, Hydrangea 'Penny Mac' in top pic.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara


Terry said...

I need a wider angle 'in contect' view.

Tara Dillard said...

Those pics were taken but blurred then the sun moved inconveniently.

Went out at 8am, took camera, still in gown, for pics. Not early enough, have pic plans earlier tomorrow.

Please appreciate the humidity, and wrapping a huge spider web into my hair, with spider, grabbing at it, screaming, still holding camera, shaking a gob of recently ripped out hair and wicked spider from my hand to my feet. In sandals because of the copperhead snake I saw several days ago, the 1st snake seen in my garden.

A YouTube of photographing would have been better than the photographs.

Thank you for asking Terry, you made me bust out laughing. And I strongly sense you laughing when you asked!

XO Tara