Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WWTT #18

This is another "garden" from our September trip to the Bay Area. In fact TBT (truth be told) it was on the same street as yesterdays awesomeness. I just didn't have the heart to include it in that post.

I'm sure there must be a reason for those container fragments strewn around the front garden? Right? I mean there must be. They didn't just end up there.

What were they thinking?

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24 comments:

  1. Definitely different… though here in Austin you see it all- people try to keep up with the "theme" of keep it weird…. some try a little harder than others haha

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    1. Since Portland is proud to "keep it weird" as well that almost inspires me to start a new series of posts...

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  2. I think this is a case of one's reach exceeding one's grasp. They were trying for artfulness, but it didn't work. I've done that myself, but usually I'm self-aware enough to realize it looks like crap. Usually. Sometimes not.

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    1. Ha, somehow I think your not giving yourself enough credit.

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    1. You guys are always able to find the positive.

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  4. Well, the blue bits echo the color of the tibouchina, passion flower, and blue morning glory, while the red echos the cannas. At least, that's one way to look at it. I agree with Alison, a failed, or half-hearted, attempt at "artfulness".

    Certainly not my cup of tea...oh, wait, that's a bowl...

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  5. If that were either gravel or 4" bark chunks, I woulda thought you visited Albuquerque again! It does resemble their 1-of-everything-tapestry look, using a list from some catalog.

    This helps me to not feel *too* jealous of the other great gardens you show nearby!

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    1. Great point, shades of Albuquerque. Too fancy for T or C though.

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  6. The only thing I can think of was to discourage garden pests and wandering animals. But then wouldn't they lava rock or some other abrasive rock in greater quantities. If the purpose is only arfulness, it doesn't work.

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    1. You'd think. What little sharp edges there are are fairly far apart...

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  7. Thinking? Surely you jest.

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  8. The plant placement is odd too...

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  9. I think Alison nailed it. I do see what looks like a garden chair up against the house. It's possible they really think they got it goin on here. When the weeds fill in it could be an interesting look :P

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    1. Maybe there are more plants on the way?

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  10. Hahaha. "Garden art". At least they tried and I guess(?) they must like it

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  11. Maybe they are trying to be wildlife friendly? The pieces with sharp edges pointing down could make toad homes. The pieces with curved edges up might accumulate water. I just can't find it in me to criticize especially when I think about all the mistakes I have made over time. They are starting something and even that tiny effort counts.

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    1. I understand the "hard to criticize" comment, we all make garden mistakes! In fact I've done WWTT posts about my own garden.

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  12. Marking where to put more plants?

    Fighting over who gets to choose more plants and throwing pottery around in the heat of the argument?

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  13. It's a post zombie-apocalyptic vision of the survival of gardens and gardeners. A glimpse of hope in an otherwise barren wasteland. I love it when your posts make me feel better about my own garden!

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