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February 24, 2013 / Linda Hartong

CARMEL’S COTTAGE GARDENS- ADDING FOCAL POINTS

We have now established boundaries , an entrance and paths in our Cottage Garden. Examine the view from both inside the garden and inside the cottage.  What view is pleasing and should be left open and what views are less than perfect and could be improved by creating a better place to look, a focal point. Focal points also work to draw one’s eye around the garden.

Proceed to 

Step 4. 

Create focal points such as

A spot to sit. This spot in front of the cottage window hides the view of the street beyond and creates a charming view from within.

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This one works to draw the visitor through the garden

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Garden Bench

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Cat and butterflies in the garden

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A birdbath anchors a planting bed.

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A fantastick birdhouse

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Lady on the phone ready

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A feeder to attract wild life

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A sundial

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Tuteur

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Or special planter

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All work as places for the eye to rest for a moment.

 I especially love a bee skep 

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To attract the bees

Busy as a bee- Industrious

Hooray! We are finally ready to begin planting next week.

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  1. KATHYSUE / Feb 24 2013 8:41 pm

    Amazing!! Your photography is truly artisitic!
    Kathysue

  2. Sue / Feb 24 2013 9:32 pm

    You always enchant and your photography is the best that I have seen.

  3. anitacrawley / Feb 25 2013 3:55 pm

    Your photos are such an inspiration. Keep them coming and thank you SOOOOO much.

  4. josey2 / Mar 6 2013 10:01 pm

    i love your photos. i havea garden facebook and would like to know if i could post one of your photos on it and leave a link for people to come here. thanks.

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