Garden Photo of the Day

A reflection steals the show

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

This container grouping in Laura Crockett’s garden is successful because of several different factors. The screen behind the pots makes the plantings stand out beautifully, making the plantings stand out and shine much more than a foliar back drop would. The rebar spirals add some height and interest, but the blue sphere reflected in a shiny metal pot at the base of this vignette is the most compelling element. It’s doubtful either would be as effective without the other.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. Deanneart 08/26/2011

    Great vignette

  2. sheilaschultz 08/26/2011

    The reflection of the blue sphere against the metal container is very playful. Like it!

  3. soilgoil 08/28/2011

    Oh, this strikes a chord in me, as did all the intriguing vignettes of Laura Crockett's garden! Laura, do you ever have tours? I live in the Pacific Northwest, and would love to admire your work in person.

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