Monday, June 2, 2014

This Old House: On The Cover

Their Macon, GA garden had a shaded back corner which neighborhood dogs enjoyed as a powder room.
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"Do something with the back corner", they said.
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Creativity is a Muse & this time she knew immediately there would be an 'L' shaped conservatory, #89 granite gravel, a chandelier hanging from the oak over a table.
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He knew of a recently condemned property, over a century old, ripe for rescue


Quite fun, the client, nor I, knew we were on the cover.


Their front yard, above.


More of their home, above/below.
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The garden was designed in 2010.  
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More than 4 years to this story.
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Due to work changes, the clients moved.
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Hired  to design their new garden, another historic Georgia home, we had a moment of grieving about their previous home/garden.
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Their new garden includes a Chicken Coop in the plan with Conservatory.
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Haven't had the call yet, "Tara you must come see the garden!"
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Steve Bender of Southern Living chose this garden & Ralph Anderson shot it.
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I first sent Lisa Mowry pics of the garden.
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Another surprise about this garden on Instagram, for Southern Living Magazine, written on Ralph Anderson's Facebook page, 
"Ralph that photo was put on SL's instagram page and it has gotten more likes than any other photo they have posted!! congrats!! "

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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Recently had a call from Lisa Mowry about gardens to scout.  A national editor was in town blah-blah.
Gathered pics, did captions, connected with clients to get permissions & make sure they could fluff their garden for scout, wrote little stories about the gardens for Lisa all on days already too full with work.
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Lisa emails that the gardens were too 'hardscape' for their particular focus.  They would not be coming.  This 2nd story is the typical-common-normal story.  Decades of them.
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Any gardener, any, with credentials in the media, has done dozens of things that never fruit.
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Thank you to every client saying 'yes' when I call in a hurry asking a huge favor then nothing happens.

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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.

5 comments:

cindy hattersley design said...

Congrats Tara!!

Nita Stacy said...

How lovely!!! I must run out and buy this issue! Such a pretty garden space. Love all the hydrangeas. I just bought a hydrangea the other day to try in a super big pot. I'm hoping it's happy in my back garden.

Lori Buff said...

Fantastic and beautiful as always.

We have lanterns hanging from an oak tree, it's so magical.

sandrajonas.com said...

Congratulations!! So richly deserved. Beautiful Garden space.
xox Sandra

La Contessa said...

COVER = FANTASTIC............the last bit OH BOY!They need people like us telling them what to photograph!DING DONGS..........XX