Garden Photo of the Day

A different perspective, just as good

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

We featured Laura Crockett‘s garden in the magazine way back in the August 2005 issue, and ever since, I think of her garden as one of my all-time favorites. Laura has a quirky style that makes her garden fun and edgy. We’ve featured her garden on the GPOD before (here, here, here, and here), but I thought we’d feature a few more photos to finish out this week.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Today we feature a little vignette from five different perspectives. It illustrates how important it is to think of all the directions a special feature will be viewed from, and how, if you’re successful, a vignette or focal point can enhance your garden in several ways.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Want to see more of Laura’s garden or learn from her design sense? Check out these articles she wrote for FG:
Creating a Scene
Plants with Personality

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais



Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green.

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  1. soilgoil 08/23/2011

    Love it! Love Laura's sense of design,color and humor. But what are those odd, spiky green things with what looks like fuzzy chartreuse condoms on top?

  2. MichelleGervais 08/23/2011

    Ha!! I'm guessing some sort of aroid - maybe an arisaema - before the berries turn red. Anyone else have any idea?

  3. MichelleGervais 08/23/2011

    Oh, and so sorry this went out late today, everyone - there was a glitch on our system last night. Should be all patched up and ready to go for tomorrow morning!

  4. LWyre 08/23/2011

    Very nice! Love the accent pieces.

  5. arboretum 08/23/2011

    terrific sense of style and structure she has;have loved all the FG pieces of hers. Plse do remember, michelle, to mention the location and zone of all your FGPOD! Laura's Oregon is certainly paradise for those of us unable to grow those plants.

  6. sheilaschultz 08/23/2011

    I love these photos, Laura is my kind of woman. Her gardens seem to have been created and designed as though they are a piece of Outsider art. Her sense of balance and whimsy make me smile... and want to see more. Bring them on!

  7. sheilaschultz 08/23/2011

    And here I thought the green 'condoms' were blown glass accessories with cool stems... until I looked a bit more closely. Hmmmm?

  8. rstamper 08/23/2011

    Lovely. Well planned and given much care. Inspiring. (By the way, why do I always have difficulty trying to figure out how to log in. And I sad because it never remembers me.)

  9. MichelleGervais 08/24/2011

    Don't take it personally, Bob. It doesn't ever remember me, either, and I work here! We're working on getting that fixed.

  10. 1ladydi 08/30/2011

    what is that green flower

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