Archive for the ‘Bold’ Category

Does the word “bold” bring negative connotations to mind — aggression or bravado, insolence or cheek?  In the world of garden design, where materials can be boringly homogeneous, “bold” is a good thing.  Think about the impact that the use of a daring color scheme creates and the fun surprise of an audacious sculpture or topiary.  Think about the visual richness that develops when brazenly contrasting textures are introduced into the landscape.  Think about the bravery of those willing to buck the system to bring backyard gardening out front — lawn-free landscapes, vegetable gardens, xeriscapes and meadows, not to mention new plant species or hybrids.

Coreopsis x 'Mercury Rising' is a bold color choice for any garden!

Coreopsis x ‘Mercury Rising’ is a bold color choice for any garden!

Today, our team of Roundtable designers take on “bold” as our topic with hopes to inform and inspire you to (wait for it)… “To boldly go where no man (or gardener) has gone before.”

Click on the links below to follow the discussion.

Jocelyn Chilvers : The Art Garden : Denver, CO

Lesley Hegarty & Robert Webber : Hegarty Webber Partnership : Bristol, UK

Douglas Owens-Pike : Energyscapes : Minneapolis, MN

Scott Hokunson : Blue Heron Landscapes : Granby, CT

Jenny Peterson : J Petersen Garden Design : Austin, TX

David Cristiani : It’s A Dry Heat : Albuquerque, NM 

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