Do you know this word, contradistinction? It's new to me, defined as: distinction by means of contrast / distinction made by contrasting the different qualities of two things / the difference between two or more things that is made clear by comparing them...
Photo 1, snapped because I loved how simple and elegant the plantings were. They work well with the clean modern lines of the building.
Photo 2, snapped just up the street, is of a very different style of planting, but one that also seems to go well with the building.
There's a big difference between the two though. One that was definitely easier for me to spot in person. These plants are alive—lush and well cared for.
These plants are plastic. They've never needed watering, or to be clipped into shape. Ugh.
Photos taken in NW Portland. All material © 2009-2022 by Loree L Bohl for danger garden. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited and just plain rude.