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More bright paint for the garden

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Frames aren’t the only things the folks at The Growing Place in Naperville, Illinois, are painting. Here they’ve created a cute little vignette by painting an old wooden door fuchsia and surrounding it with an assortment of fairy-tale accessories. It’s amazing what a big pop of color like this can add to a garden bed. It draws the eye and becomes a backdrop that makes everything around it more interesting. All you have to do is gather the courage to pick a bodacious color…  ***forgive the full-sun photos…

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


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  1. tractor1 09/22/2011

    Through The Looking Glass - Chaotic/Psychotic - Tea & Crumpets Among High Tension Wires. Definitely NOT A Relaxing/Calming Scenario. Where's The Mad Hatter?

  2. HappygrandmaNona 09/22/2011

    Great idea, love it! We all need a little whimsy in our lives or we become uncaring and cynical.

  3. perennialpal 09/22/2011

    love it, we need fun cheer-me-up areas too! so cute!

  4. Gabriele1 09/22/2011

    way to busy for me. I love to go to my garden to relax and enjoy nature. This would make me shudder if I saw it in my yard. Sorry.

  5. greengrowler 09/22/2011

    I subscribe to the idea that a garden style is whatever makes the gardener happy. As many may agree, gardening is truly a labor of love. As others have said, whimsy is a respite from our responsibility-filled lives; however, I do agree that the vignette is chaotic and jarring to the senses. Others may find it appealing, but I'm with those who seek peace, calmness, and closeness to nature in the garden. With ornamentation, my taste is less is more!

  6. kzoocookie 09/22/2011

    I like the way the 'cottage' is just suggested by an outline. Maybe if I had a huge garden and this was not my main view...

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