Monday, December 23, 2013

Team Elements to Touchdown

Urn on plinth.


If Garden Design were parsed like football stats, urn/plinth stats are touchdowns.
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I adore the team  formations for every touchdown urn/plinth.  Above, backdrop hedge, lollipop standard sentinels, lawn line defense at a 90% run, contrasted textures/colors, zone coverage for heights, even the fake out play drawing eyes to the sky.
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This urn is a Heisman Trophy.  Once & done.  No maintenance, planting, watering......beautiful 24/7 for decades.
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Mostly, the touchdown urn/plinth is partially executed.  The teamwork backing urn/plinth isn't played.
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In metaphor, urn/plinth stories can be told thru: music, ballet, the bible, race car driving.....they're all teamwork.
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Garden & Be Well,   XO Tara
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Pic Faux Fuchsia.
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4 comments:

Kay dancingbrushpainting.blogspot.com said...

Love this! The analogy and the photo. Inspiring.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

Inspired post.

I feel safe saying that, even though I don't know didley about football.

Nita Stacy said...

Love it! Yes, it's perfect...will look good forever. That is why I did big cemet flower filled urns on my front pedestals instead of huge pots that would need to be filled. They look good without me doing a thing to them.

Have a Merry Christmas, Tara....you are always such an inspiration to me!

dryheatblog said...

Profound as always! It is like a tight band...and how moss covers objects just so in humid climates is perhaps how dust or sun-bleaching coats the same objects out here? Low maintenance...