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Friday, 12 June 2009
To be a successful gardener, you need a little daring. Not everyone would think that a large grey doormat, some wet dog cleaning rags, a sock, a variety of discarded receptacles, a sword and a Pokemon card would make a charming tableaux with this iconic green plastic bench, but taken as an ensemble, I feel they really work.
If we drill down to the detail here, you’ll see that by combining that dead leaf, sock and playdoh container on the dark background, the colours of those highligh objects really pop.
I’ve also found that an inexplicable pile of rotting wood makes for a good focal point, drawing the eye to the dog shit strewn pebbles.
Gardeners with dogs would do well to follow our example. Firstly, painstakingly construct a fenced off corner for your dog.
(If by some mysterious alchemy this causes your new tree to die, do not despair. Dead trees are very this season. )
When your dog whimpers with terror whenever you approach the fenced off area and refuses to enter it, give up entirely and allow it to pee all over the lawn, creating a delightful chiaroscura effect comme ceci:
Posted by Jaywalker