Thursday, June 5, 2014

Design Deeply: Connecting Dots


Some of my best work, below.  
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See the connected dots in the garden, below?
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Those who understand hire me to design their acreage or townhome.
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Or, hire me to lecture across the USA.
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Some offer book contracts or ask for magazine content.
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 The best?  People who share appreciation of their epiphanies with my work, tell their stories, enriching my knowledge.


View, above, from client's Music Room.
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What type of Garden Design is this?
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Why do Garden Centers abhor this type of garden?
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What are the tough choices made?
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What type of ecosystem are you looking at?
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What is the relationship, and why, between the ground layer & tree layer?
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How does this ecosystem keep other layers on this property thriving?
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How many other layers would that be?
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Why would a PhD professor at UGA Ag school want his students to intern here?
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Why did Historic Williamsburg, after my lecture there last year, pick up many of the layers shown, above, for their topics in this year's symposium?
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What is the relationship between government laws & this type of garden?
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Took me decades to connect the dots, including myriad trips across the globe studying historic landscapes.
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What else is in this garden?
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Answers in previous posts.
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Did you realize my stories connect these dots?
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The teacher appears when the student is ready.
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Ironically, with this client,  land-plants-livestock-wildlife-weather-buildings-roads taught us.
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We listened.
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And we share.
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Don't live on acreage?  No worries, many layers are HOA approved & adaptable.
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What does this type of Gardening have to do with property value & HVAC bills?
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Yes, have taught at the local college for years.  Atlanta Botanical Garden too!
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I don't believe in spoon feeding knowledge, passionately sharing yes.
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Tasha Tudor believed in, "Take joy."  Here, it's "Take Knowledge."
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Both are there, always.  All you have to do is 'take'.
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Life conspired, teaching me, take both, everyday.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara


 For a beautiful garden & home filling you with joy, become my client, local/on-line.
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Award winning speaker, hire me for your group, local/out-of-state.
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Books by Tara Dillard, Amazon
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Tara Dillard & Associates Design: farm to city pied-a-terre.
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Construction by Award Winning:
Shaefer Heard Construction, licensed home-builder, renovation - new construction.  Heard's Landscaping a unit of SHC.  3 decades of service.






3 comments:

dryheatblog said...

Enjoyed this, I connected the dots in the photo which was fine for me.

But then I read all the interconnected dots that allow / disallow / negate / embrace such ideas. That reminded me how much we have to think through with a simple client request, how un-simple it is before we make it look simple...and make it simple again.

Jennings and Gates said...

I just love your work. It makes me happy. Have a wonderful weekend, xo, N.G.

La Contessa said...

I loved TASHA TUDOR!I read her books to my BOYS!I too have a CORGI!What happened to her garden and house........??Any idea?Now that would be a destination!This is beautiful what you are sharing here.....the dots are still connecting for me!XXXX