Color in the Garden
Color would typically mean roses, daffodils, lilacs, snapdragons, daisies, you know—color. But that’s not what we’re talking about. We have found, through our discussions and interviews with landscape designers and architects, that there are plenty of ideas for replacing the lush lawns we no longer need.
With our ongoing garden hydration issues, though we may rip out our soft, luscious, playgrounds of lawn, we can still have the lovely grey-greens and purple-greens of succulents and other drought-hardy plants, but perhaps our eye seeks a spot of color or two, or even a restful area in the landscape of greens.
Sally Farnum of SE Farnum Associates, our go-to in the professional landscape world, has a penchant for the complementary green and blue shades of Eye of the Day’s Gladding McBean pottery. She tucks them in her landscape designs like playful elves or boldly places them in central locations, softly bubbling with water. But she’s not without a Daffodil yellow idea placed among stone walkways and a decomposed granite Savanna to give us a break from green and grey.
Eye of the Day’s focus is not that of a nursery, with color available in the form of blooming plants, but is that of the special element, placed in your landscape to surprise and rest the human focus. A well placed bird bath, fountain or garden bench can also be a bright spot in your garden and give you an additional way to enjoy it’s many pleasures.