Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Sacred & Profane of the Best Landscapes

The best landscapes have elements, below, of the Sacred
and elements, below, of the Profane.

Landscape design is about contrasts.
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The Sacred & the Profane. Got both?
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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(Big leaves with small leaves, blue foliage next to burgundy foliage, pyramid forms next to horizontal forms, blowsy hydrangeas bursting over neat green hedging, spikey flowers by round flowers, & etc.)
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Top pic taken last week at Stone Mountain Park, bottom pic England.

4 comments:

home before dark said...

Love the concept, the symbolism and the application. In the simplest of terms the continuum/tension between the sacred and the profane is life itself. And several of your examples embrace the yin/yang of masculine-feminine. Another example of sacred/profane?

p.s. my word verification was holysm

Lori Buff said...

I try not to use profanity around my plants ;-)
Wonderful pictures, thanks.

瑋玲 said...

「不可能」這個字詞,在聰明人的字典中是找不到的。........................................

Christine B. said...

Right now, I suppose the garden is more mundane, than either sacred or profane. But I am trying lots of burgundy, blue, and chartreuse foliage....

Christine in Alaska