Curating a Four-Season Plant Palette: Two Plants for a Pop of Winter Color

I know winter is the last thing on anyone’s mind right now, but if you’re considering planting any shrubs this year, you still need to consider how they’ll look in the winter. When you think of plants with winter interest, you probably think of evergreens. … Continue readingCurating a Four-Season Plant Palette: Two Plants for a Pop of Winter Color

Principles of Design: Prospect/Refuge, Panorama, Vista, and Deflected Vista

This is the last part in a series on basic principles of design. We made it! Check out the intro, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5 if you haven’t already, then get ready to dive into today’s topics: prospect/refuge, panorama, vista, and … Continue readingPrinciples of Design: Prospect/Refuge, Panorama, Vista, and Deflected Vista

Principles of Design: Texture, Above/Below, Here/There, and Threshold

Before reading this post, check out the first four posts! So far, we’ve been introduced to the concept of design principles and the four foundational elements. We discussed scale, enclosure, symmetry/asymmetry, and axis in part 3, and hierarchy, datum, organization, and rhythm/repetition in part 4. … Continue readingPrinciples of Design: Texture, Above/Below, Here/There, and Threshold

Principles of Design: Hierarchy, Datum, Organization, Rhythm and Repetition

This is part 4 in a series on basic principles of design. If you haven’t read the previous posts, check them out! After a brief introductory post, we dove into the four main spatial components, then touched on scale, enclosure, symmetry/asymmetry, and axis. This week, … Continue readingPrinciples of Design: Hierarchy, Datum, Organization, Rhythm and Repetition

Principles of Design: Scale, Enclosure, Symmetry/Asymmetry, and Axis

This is part 3 of a series on basic principles of design. Check out the introduction to the series and this post on point, line, plane, and volume first if you missed them! This week, we’ll be discussing scale, enclosure, symmetry/asymmetry, and axis. Scale There … Continue readingPrinciples of Design: Scale, Enclosure, Symmetry/Asymmetry, and Axis