I have every conceivable color in my garden. But even when decorating outdoors, you learn to blend and draw the eye.
As in the case of my eight foot fence. At first the height seemed immense. But as the garden has grown, and I’ve added elements to the decorating scheme, it’s not as overwhelming in this small yard as it at first seemed.
It started with the rug, above, from Ballard Designs. Then I added the red lantern, below.
Which then led to the red chair garden in one corner of the yard.
Which in turn led to the red rooster. And of course the occasional red potted plant.
Red adds spice to any space. But you want to spread it around outside, so the color of nature is most visible. And when you live in a garden home, as I do, you don’t have as much space as many homeowners in which to spread things about.
Placed here and there, as though possibly it was an afterthought…
Which led me to take my red mirror outside today.
At first I placed it over closer to the red chair garden. But after looking at it from a ways back, I decided that was too concentrated. So I moved it to the other end of the fence.
Which I felt drew the eye over and upward.
So looking toward the back of the yard, my eye drifts from red pots to the red rug. To the red gazing ball in the decrepit wagon. To the red chair garden. And then upward to the red mirror.
Cherry red is not for the faint of heart. But to me enlivens my space. And adequately depicts the personality of the gardener.